“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”

Specials & Packages

Buy One Night; Second at 50% Off

April 1 - May 18, 2014

FOR A LIMITED TIME - You can't just stay one night. Buy One Night and get the Second Night at 50%. Available for a Sunday-Thursday stay based on availability. More information...

"Spring" Into a Night

April 1 - May 22, 2014

FOR A LIMITED TIME: Buy two nights and Get One Night Complimentary! Based on availability on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday arrivals. More information...

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Lifesaving Station

Located in the original—and splendidly restored—Caffey’s Inlet Life Saving Station No. 5, the Lifesaving Station is Sanderling’s casual, three-meal-a-day restaurant celebrating southern coastal cuisine and regional, organic products. New with the renovations is a spacious outside seating deck and large fireplace.

Known for its “best breakfast on the Outer Banks” and a-la-carte Sunday brunch, the Lifesaving Station is a favorite Duck, N.C. restaurant choice for both locals and vacationers. Renowned chef Tim Nelson’s menu changes seasonally, and specials feature the freshest of the day’s catch. Always a favorite, the blue crab is served fresh and steamed hard-shell, or sautéed soft-shell during the May-to-September season. And be sure the try the Lifesaving Station’s famous Carolina BBQ Sampler and Spring Mountain Farms Buttermilk Fried Chicken, always on the menu.

The Lifesaving Station maintains an impressive wine list. Local breweries are featured while specialty cocktails feature coastal “house cocktails” and bourbons. Upstairs, the renovated     No. 5 offers sweeping views of the Currituck Sound.  The relaxed atmosphere is conducive to catching the game and enjoying quality cuisine. The Lifesaving Station also provides delivery
and take-out service for resort and vacation home guests.

A TRIBUTE TO OUTER BANKS HISTORY In an effort to assist wayward passengers and crew aboard shipwrecked vessels off the coast of the Outer Banks, lifesaving stations were constructed at intervals along the Atlantic shores, and manned with the bravest of local men. One such station was the Caffey’s Inlet Lifesaving Station, one of seven original stations constructed in 1874. Decommissioned in the 1950s, the station is on the National Register of Historic Places. To honor its noble history, it was lovingly restored as Lifesaving Station Restaurant. Take a little time to study the historical memorabilia and nautical artifacts that decorate the restaurant’s spaces.

Hours - Open Daily
Breakfast   7am - 11:30am
Lunch        12p- 2pm
Dinner        5pm -10pm

No 5 opens at 4pm daily