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Welcome to Colington Harbour!


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A couple of sailors have reported soundings of less than 6 feet and hitting bottom last week while transiting the inlet channel. CAMA permits dictates the maximum depth (6 feet) to which we can dredge and a datum point as a reference from which to calculate the depth on a given day. The datum indicates ‘average’ or ‘normal’ levels. Actual levels are generally higher than datum in summer and lower in winter as a result of frequent northerly winds.
The shoal inside the channel from the end of the north jetty to the green marker has been cleared, however, we are not permitted to dredge beyond the outer markers so the area outside the channel between the green marker and the extended centerline of the channel should be still be avoided in anything but a shallow draft boat.
Safest passage for deeper draft boats is to transit the channel entrance south of the centerline to reach deeper water to the southwest.


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’s how you can help it to continue to grow:
The Colington Harbour Association (CHA) is the homeowners’ organization charged with managing the ‘business’ 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.
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 two 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 send an email to, anytime after January 15, 2020, 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, 2020, at 8:00 am and February 17, 2020, at 4:00.

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. Please tell any visitors, friends, family visiting. This is for everyone’s safety.

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

It looks like Fall has passed us by and Winter is arriving!

The holidays will be with us shortly and if you’re like most of us, you will need to make room for all the new items that may be arriving. Don’t just throw the items away – list them on the CHA Marketplace. It’s easy and FREE!
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.

2020 SCHEDULE OF CHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETINGS (All meetings are held at the CH Clubhouse)

January February 1/14 @ 9 am 2/11 @ 9 am 1/21 @ 7 pm March April 3/10 @ 9 am 4/11 @ 10 am (Saturday, Annual Mtg.) 3/17 @ 7 pm 4/14 @ 9 am May June 5/12 @ 9 am 6/9 @ 9 am 5/19 @ 7 pm July August 7/14 @ 9 am 8/11 @ 9 am 7/21 @ 7 pm September October 9/8 @ 9 am 10/13 @ 9 am 9/15 @ 7 pm November December 11/10 @ 9 am 12/8 @ 9 am 11/17 @ 7 pm

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.