We recently spent a week at Pirates Cove in Manteo, North Carolina. This is a gated community, located very close to the Outer Banks, with Nags Head about a five-minute drive away. The town of Manteo is a lovely little town with lots of history and nice restaurants. The best part of this vacation was our accommodations at Pirates Cove. This is a very classy property, beautifully landscaped, very clean, well-furnished and the management is most helpful. We will visit there again. We toured a life-saving station from the 1800s. Most interesting.