Ideal Living

Stepping Out Of Your Door and Into
Historic Manteo, NC

“Located in Historic Downtown Manteo, NC, Marshes Light’s own boardwalk connects you to the vibrancy of the waterfront town within minutes.

There’s boating, pirate sailing ships, kayaking, parasailing, sailboat charters, fishing, jet skis and more. Combine your love for the outdoors with over 50 unique shops, boutiques and casual to fine dining cafes, restaurants and pubs. All of this is right outside your doorstep.

Town sponsored events such as Roanoke Island’s First Friday, the first Friday of each month, opens the area to a street fair with food, arts and music for the whole family. Marshes Light even hosts a First Friday Reception from 4-6pm to warm up the community and every Saturday there is a farmer’s market with local produce, crafts and more.

Marshes Light also keeps the community informed on local events and happenings via their blog site If you’ve never been to Manteo, this blog can give you a window into life in what we have rated one of the top 3 best coastal retirement destinations.

A special Thank You to Lee Whitley of Marshes Light for giving me such great information. I used to visit there as a child and can tell you first hand, I cannot wait to return for memories with my own family.”–By Leeh • Ideal Living Magazine