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Welcome to Colington Harbour!

Colington Harbour is a private gated subdivision situated in the heart of the Outer Banks. With over 2,400 lots, the “Harbour” is also the largest, and serves as home to a thriving boating community featuring miles of canals and scenic sound front homes along the beautiful Albemarle Sound.

Originally developed as a mix of retirement and vacation cottages, the Harbour has grown into the permanent residence for thousands of families and children galore. The deep water canals, ideal location, and friendly faces of our residents have made our community one of the premier destinations along the Atlantic coast.

Amenities within our neighborhood include a huge sound side park with sandy beaches, a playground, and sheltered picnic areas, a basketball court, as well as a kayak rack, boat launch and boat slips for rent. For a nominal fee, residents may also join the Yacht and Racket Club, which allows use of the two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, and community clubhouse.

As a reminder, throughout the year, please always abide by the Parks’s rules.

Harbour Headlines Newsletter

The Harbour Headlines is no longer being published due to the cost and lack of paid advertising. Information for our residents is now being distributed via E-Blasts (emails), our Facebook page, and our website, If you are not receiving the E-Blasts, or following us on Facebook, please use the form on the right hand side of the page under the ‘Contact CHA’ heading to sign up.

Click here for all previous editions of the Harbour Headlines!


Check ‘Recent Posts’ block below for more CHA news/announcements

New CHA Gate Camera System

New cameras were recently installed at the main gate of Colington Harbour, and were activated on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. These cameras replaced an aging system of cameras that were in place for the past 8 years.
The new camera system, because of its enhanced resolution, can identify the type of vehicle, color of vehicle, and the license plate of the vehicle.
Please be assured that your privacy is important to us and NO access to the system will be permitted to any of the CHA Security personnel or the CHA Office staff. It will be available to local, State, and Federal law enforcement as necessary, or by court order as requested.
We encourage you to take five minutes and go to the web site, Flock Safety to familiarize yourself with the system’s capabilities.


Do you enjoy living in Colington Harbour? Do you believe it to be one of the better places to live on the Outer Banks? Would you like to keep it that way or even make it better? Colington Harbour is what it is because of the people who live here. Without the dedication of many of the residents, our community would not have been able to thrive and grow for the past 50+ years.
Here is how you can help it to continue to grow: The Colington Harbour Association (CHA) is the homeowners’ organization charged with managing the ‘businesses of the community which includes:
• Managing the community’s common property elements (private roads, amenities, marina, etc.).
• Ensuring the compliance of the established standards of the community via its governing documents.
• Promoting the well-being of Colington Harbour as a whole.

***There will be, at least, three (3) Colington Harbour Association (CHA) Board of Director positions open this coming April 2021***
The CHA Board of Directors is made up of seven members, all volunteers, elected by the property owners within the community. This upcoming election, we will have, at least, three (3) Board seats to be filled.
Each position is a three-year term. If you are interested in running for one of the positions available, please stop by the office, or email at:, any time after January 18, 2021, to receive an application. In addition to the application, an endorsement from ten (10) members in good standing (endorsement sheet will be provided with the application) and a biography of 100 words or less are required. The application, endorsement sheet, and biography must be submitted to the Colington Harbour Administration office between February 1, 2021, at 9:00 am and February 17, 2021, at 4:30 pm (By-Laws – Article V, Section4b).

Trash Pickup – Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule

The Dare County C&D Landfill, Buxton Transfer Station and Manteo Recycle Yard will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday.

The trash collection for the week of January 18th through January 22nd will be as follows:

Monday January 18th ‐ CLOSED, No trash collection
Tuesday January 19th ‐ Kitty Hawk, Colington, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras
Wednesday January 20th ‐ Manteo, Wanchese, East Lake, Stumpy Point, Manns Harbor, Rodanthe,
Waves, Salvo and Avon
Thursday January 21st ‐ Kitty Hawk, Colington, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras
Friday January 22nd ‐ Manteo, Wanchese, East Lake, Stumpy Point, Manns Harbor, Rodanthe, Waves,
Salvo and Avon
Commercial dumpsters will be picked up on Tuesday January 19th and Friday January 22nd.

Dare County 2021 Large Item Pick‐Up Schedule

Dare County Public Works has released the schedule for the 2021 Large Item Pick‐up for Unincorporated Dare County.

This large item pick-up is for residential customers only. NO COMMERCIAL BUSINESS DEBRIS WILL BE PICKED UP.

The pick‐up schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021:
East Lake, Stumpy Point, Manns Harbor

Tuesday, February 9, 2021:
Wanchese, Skyco

Tuesday, February 16, 2021:
Manteo (outside town limits)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021:
Colington Harbour (inside the gated community of Colington Harbour)

Tuesday, March 16, 2021:
Colington (houses located off Colington Road, not in the gated community of Colington Harbour)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021:
Martins Point

Hatteras Island schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
Please do not interfere with county employees picking up large items. If large item pick‐up falls on your regular garbage collection day, please do not block the garbage container. Be mindful of overhead power lines and try to place items in such a way that County trucks will not be in danger of coming in contact with them. Materials must be at curbside no later than 6:00 am on the date of collection. There will not be a second day pickup.
On this special pick‐up, the County will collect the following recyclable items: used auto tires, used motor oil (only in spill proof containers), auto radiators, scrap metals (rims, motor parts), appliances, furniture, mattresses and box springs. Please remove doors from refrigerators.

The following items will not be collected: old clothes, shoes, cardboard, etc., tree limbs, stumps, leaves, any yard‐clearing debris, construction/demolition materials such as lumber, toilets, windows, doors, etc., any hazardous materials (oil based paint, pesticides, etc.). Water based paint can be picked up but must be dried out. All normal household garbage must be disposed of in your black can.
The following items are not permissible: boats, boats on trailers, ski jets, propane tanks, fire extinguishers.

Please do not place items for the county large item pick‐up at the roadside until the day before your pick‐up will be held. If the county does not take an item(s) you placed on the roadside, it has been rejected and must be disposed of at your expense. Take pride in your home and respect your neighbors. Do not leave trash at the roadside expecting it to be picked up.

HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE – Colington Harbour Yacht Club

The Colington Harbour Boat Parade took place December 12th, with 15 decorated boats circling the harbor for the enjoyment of many residents and guests. The popular event provided a welcome diversion from this year’s challenges.
Happily, the weather was as fine as it has ever been. A brass band kicked off the event, playing Christmas carols on Scott and Debbie Garber’s super pontoon boat. The waterfront judges chose three boats, who received winnings donated by the Colington Yacht Club. A cookie bag and cold cider table was also hosted by the CYC.

First Place, $75 – “Time 4 Play”, the Byrne family

Second Place, $50 – “Go with the Flo” Greg Florence, Skipper

Third place, $25 – “Who Let the Dogs Out”, pontoon – Hildebrants

REMINDER: Signage in Colington Harbour

No signs are permitted on properties within Colington Harbour. See Article VII, Section 1, of the Colington Harbour Covenants, 2005 (Colington Harbour Covenants) for details.
‘Campaign’ (political) signs, as defined by Dare County Statute, are permitted 6 weeks prior to the election and must be removed no later than 10 days after the election.


The posted speed limit throughout the harbour is 25 mph. Please abide by this speed limit.
Pedestrian and Cyclists
Please use caution, as a driver, to ensure the safety of everyone. Blind drives, curves, and narrow shoulders throughout the neighborhood, can lead to accidents that we can avoid if we use caution.

Cyclists should ride on the right hand side of the road, riding with traffic. Use caution when approaching curves and blind drives. Pedestrians should walk on the left hand side of the road, also using caution. Walking or riding a bicycle on the wrong side of the road can cause unexpected obstacles to drivers.

Our roads are extremely narrow. Please, be courteous to all!!.

Access to Dare Community Crime Line

Dare Community Crime Line!

COVID-19 Announcements

We have decided to keep our office open to the public, while attempting to conduct as much business as possible through email and phone. We will continue to limit the visits to one person at a time. If anything can be handled via phone please call us at 252-441-5886 or email us at:

Important Reading

We are having many issues at the gate, with vehicles in the left lane, not yielding to the vehicles in the right lane. If you use the left lane, you MUST STOP at the gate house, then yield to any vehicles in the right lane before proceeding to the second STOP sign. Please inform any visitors, friends, or family of this regulation. This is for everyone’s safety.

Click here to visit the Colington Harbour Marketplace – A new (and free) Service for Harbour residents!

Winter is just around the corner!!

It’s time to clean out some clutter to make room for all those Christmas gifts. Whether you are looking to sell these items or just give them away, why not consider listing them on the CHA Marketplace? It is easy and FREE!! You can also list services that you provide for neighbors in the community (i.e.: lawn maintenance, painting).

This is not a yard sale – groups of people will not be arriving at your doorstep. You and the buyer decide on how to exchange the items.

To begin, just click on the sentence above.

A place for CHA members (lot owner(s) to advertise items for sale, items wanted, services offered, or services needed. Unlike many other sites, this site will be monitored, and all ads will be screened prior to being listed.

2021 SCHEDULE OF CHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETINGS (All meetings are held at the CH Clubhouse)

January February 1/12 @ 9 am 2/9 @ 9 am 1/19 @ 7 pm March April 3/9 @ 9 am 4/10 @ 10 am (Annual Member Mtg.) 3/16 @ 7 pm 4/13 @ 9 am May June 5/11 @ 9 am 6/8 @ 9 am 5/18 @ 7 pm July August 7/13 @ 9 am 8/10 @ 9 am 7/20 @ 7 pm September October 9/14 @ 9 am 10/12 @ 9 am 9/21 @ 7 pm November December 11/9 @ 9 am 12/14 @ 9 am 11/16 @ 7 pm