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Nothing seems more innocent than digging holes in the sand with your children. Yet nothing can be more dangerous. Children have died in sand holes that were only three feet deep. For some parents, digging holes in the sand equated to digging their own children's graves. And sadly, this has happened to many families during summer beach vacations – including the Outer Banks. As residents, we have seen hundreds of holes dug in the sand. Children and their parents will build sand cities, sitting in the middle of a three foot to sometimes eight foot hole. But sadly, some of these holes have instantly collapsed on children, killing them within five minutes...
We have been taking children to the Outer Banks beaches for more sixteen years. Before that, I was going there as a teen and later as a single adult. We have our daily beach trips down to a science, knowing exactly what to pack for those “what if” beach moments. Here is a packing list for the perfect Outer Banks beach excursion. You may need to add or subtract items, depending on your particular needs. Fill water bottles 2/3 full. Freeze the bottles overnight. In the morning, fill the remaining 1/3 with water. This will give you cold water to drink during the day, as well as something to keep your food cold before lunch. If you collect shel...