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“A getaway at Sanderling is a promise of memories, discovery and adventure”

“There is something rare and wonderful in counting on something as simple as promises delivered”

“Cared for under the warmth of an impeccably trained staff, Sanderling is the only full service resort in the Outer Banks”

“Sanderling- charming and romantic, diverse and eclectic, authentic and unpretentious, alive and vibrant. It’s an experience.”

“A one-of-a-kind destination, Sanderling has a magical pull on those who come here.”

“Sanderling- charming and romantic, diverse and eclectic, authentic and unpretentious, alive and vibrant. It’s an experience.”

"A beautiful place for a wedding. A romantic and emotionally, amazing experience. Everything was exceptional."

“Sanderling brings the retreat to the level of art”

Sanderling is renowned for its cuisine which is rooted in local farms and waters. Three inviting and inventive restaurants, Lifesaving Station, Kimball’s Kitchen and Sandbar, nourish guests with food that is fresh and local.


Chef Marty Pollock joins the Sanderling Team for the 2015 season as Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director. Chef's Pollock resume includes seven years at The Renaissance Battle House Hotel in Mobile, Alabama. Before his tenure at The Renaissance, Pollock was Sous Chef at the award-winning 5 Star Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC. He also held chef positions in the Renaissance Concourse Hotel in Atlanta, GA and Emerald Pointe Resort in Lake Lanier, GA.

Check out more about Marty on our blog.


Our Food and Beverage Manager and Resort Sommelier, Matt Jones, creates the restaurant experience you receive here at Sanderling. He hand selects and trains our culinary staff, ensures the excellence of each restaurant on property to Sanderling standard and sets the high bar for customer service in all of our food outlets.

Check out more about Matt on our blog.

Specials & Packages

Relax & Rejuvenate

Spa Package

Enjoy a king bedded accommodation and a 50 minute couples massage. Two night stay required. Gratuity on spa services not included.More information...

Breakfast Package

Breakfast Package

Enjoy breakfast in the Lifesaving Station. Package includes one entrée, coffee and juice for two. Taxes and nightly resort fee additional.More information...

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Restaurants and Bars

The enjoyment of fine cuisine is inextricably linked to the Sanderling experience. Whatever your mood or desire for the day or evening, Sanderling has the perfect option – whether it’s a seating at one of Sanderling’s renowned restaurants or a spontaneous beverage, or beach picnic.

LIFESAVING STATION AND NO. 5: The newly-renovated restaurant cheers both the spirit and the palette with its refreshingly open spaces, expansive new outdoor deck, and three-meal-a-day service. The menu, inspired by local produce, offers a modern twist on southern coastal cuisine, combined with classic salads, soups and burgers. The main dining room is perfect for families and groups of all ages, while the second-floor No. 5 Bar with its sweeping views of the Currituck Sound and a full dining menu, is a fun spot for couples throughout the year. A robust kid’s menu is available year round.
More about Lifesaving Station


KIMBALL’S KITCHEN: Formerly The Left Bank, Kimball’s Kitchen has been re-imagined and will offer steak and seafood entrees with traditional side dishes and an extensive raw oyster selection. Our talented chefs choose only the freshest local ingredients to artfully compose appetizers, signature dishes and nightly specials. Premium specialty cocktails and the Wine Spectator wine and champagne list will impress and tempt you. Kimball’s Kitchen is open Tuesdays – Saturdays from May – October. *Kimball's will be open the following Sundays: May 24, July 5; September 6 of the holiday weekends.

Kimball's will open Wednesday, April 29, 2015 and will close after service on Saturday, October 24, 2015.  

Kimball’s Kitchen is also a perfect venue for your reception, reunion or rehearsal dinner Sunday – Monday in-season and daily November – April.  More about Kimball’s Kitchen

SandBar: Featuring a bar and adjacent deck, the Sandbar also serves the Beach House Deck and pool areas. With a focus on modern southern coastal cuisine to complement the bar side classics of burgers and dogs, menu and beverage choices abound. The Sandbar also provides take-out service for to-go beach picnics, and pool-side delivery to both pools.  More about Sandbar

Beach House Bar: Located on the main floor of the Beach House, the Bar is the hub of social activity for the Resort. The Bar offers specialty coffee and homemade pastries in the morning, going on to serve cocktails, wine and beer along with light fare later in the day.  More about Beach House Bar

Sanderling Resort Food and Catering Programs

Delivery Service Hotel rooms are meant to be used, and views are meant to be enjoyed. That’s why it’s important to be aware of Sanderling’s room delivery option, available from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Choose from an array of perfectly portioned small plates to satisfy between-meal cravings.

Vacation Rental Provisions For guests staying in our vacation homes, Sanderling offers the option of stocking your refrigerator with both basics and special requests before your arrival, so you can relax into your vacation from the moment you open the door.

Spa Lunch If you’ve got an appetite for lunch while indulging in the Spa at Sanderling, we offer the option of ordering from our healthy spa lunch menu, comprised of light and savory salads, wraps, smoothies, yogurts, fruits, crabcakes and more.

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