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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!

Colington Harbour Announcements

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

Dare County Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Trash Collection Schedule Changes and Closures

Residential trash collection for the week of Monday, January 17, 2022, through Friday, January 21, 2022, will take place as follows.
• Monday, January 17, 2022 – CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no trash collection)
• Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – Kitty Hawk, Colington, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras
• Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – Manteo, Wanchese, East Lake, Stumpy Point, Manns Harbor, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon
• Thursday, January 20, 2022 – Kitty Hawk, Colington, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras
• Friday, January 21, 2022 – Manteo, Wanchese, East Lake, Stumpy Point, Manns Harbor, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon
Commercial dumpsters will be picked up on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, and on Friday, January 21, 2022.
The Dare County C&D Landfill, Buxton Transfer Station and Manteo Recycle Yard will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Dare County offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

To View the 2022 Schedule of Board of Directors’ Meetings, Scroll Down This Page

CHA Board Position Openings – Beginning April 2022

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 Colington Harbour continue to grow: The Colington Harbour Association (CHA) is the homeowners’ organization charged with managing the ‘daily business of the community’, which includes:
• Ensuring the compliance of the established standards of the community via its governing documents (By-Laws & Covenants).
• Managing the community’s common property elements (roads, amenities, marina, etc.).
• 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, at least, two (2) Board seats to be filled.

Each of the two positions 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 17, 2022, 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 or platform statement of 100 words or less are required. The application, endorsement sheet, and biography/statement must be submitted to the Colington Harbour Administration office between February 1, 2022, at 9:00 am and February 15, 2022, at 4:30 pm (By-Laws – Article V, Section4b).

Holiday Boat Parade


1st Place: ‘Sweet Shu’ – Richard & Sharron Pase Hildebrandt
2nd Place: ‘Go With Flo’ – Gregory & Amy Florence
3rd Place: ‘Just 4 Play’ – Tom & Marilyn Byrne
Honorable Mention: ‘Bravery’ – Please help us identify these brave souls and their human mariner

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Presents: ‘Boating Skills & Seamanship’

See details below under ‘Recent Posts’

Colington Harbour Eblasts

Colington Harbour ‘Eblasts’ are now stored on this website. You can find them under the heading ‘Resources’, on the ‘Home’ page of this website.
Click here for all previous postings.

Colington Harbour Business Owners

A list of Colington Harbour homeowners that own local businesses is now available on the Colington Harbour website. This list includes multiple types of businesses from lawncare to plumbing to photography and more! This list is available by clicking here: CHA Businesses
If you have a business that you would like added to this list, please contact the Colington Harbour Association at:
(See CHA disclaimer, located at the bottom of the CHA website homepage, concerning any information provided on this list.)


We are experiencing issues with the CHA Marketplace Form email function. If you are wishing to place an ad in the Marketplace, please send your request directly to: CHA Marketplace. Please include your first name, last name, email, phone number, CHA section number, and a description for the ad. You can also include 1-2 pictures of the item.

REMINDER: To All Dog Owners

PLEASE pick up after your dog!
In addition, there have been some concerns raised over dogs that are being walked, but unleashed. Although some of these dogs are extremely friendly, and will run up to adults and children just to be petted, it can be a frightening experience for children or adults who are afraid of dogs.
Please be sensitive to these people, and leash your dog when walking on the roads of Colington Harbour.

Thank you, CHA

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!

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!

Fall Cleaning!

Still have items that you don’t need anymore? Need space for the holidays? Whether you are looking to sell these items or just give them away, why not consider listing them on the CHA Marketplace? It’s easy and FREE!! You can also list services that you provide for neighbors in the community (i.e.: lawn maintenance, painting). Or, if you are looking for someone to do electrical work, plumbing work, yard work, housework, etc., you can list that also!

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.

2022 SCHEDULE OF CHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETINGS (All meetings are held at the CH Clubhouse)

January February 1/11 @ 9 am 2/8 @ 9 am 1/18 @ 7 pm March April 3/8 @ 9 am 4/9 @ 10 am (Annual Member Mtg.) 3/15 @ 7 pm 4/12 @ 9 am May June 5/10 @ 9 am 6/14 @ 9 am 5/17 @ 7 pm July August 7/12 @ 9 am 8/9 @ 9 am 7/19 @ 7 pm September October 9/13 @ 9 am 10/11 @ 9 am 9/20 @ 7 pm November December 11/8 @ 9 am 12/13 @ 9 am 11/15 @ 7 pm