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The Sanderling Resort kicks up some sand as it expands

Courtesy The Sanderling Resort

DUCK, N.C. — The Sanderling Resort, an upscale resort on the Outer Banks, this month completed an expansion and renovation that added guest rooms, pools, new restaurant concepts and meeting and event spaces.

“Sanderling Resort has been an integral part of the Outer Banks experience for generations of families,” said general manager Dick McAuliffe. “The extensive renovations over this past winter have elevated the resort experience at every touch point; complemented by service with a dash of southern charm.”

Among the changes at the Sanderling:
• Meeting spaces have been upgraded and reconfigured to take better advantage of the resort’s oceanside location. The reconfiguration also boosted meeting and event space to 12,000 square feet. Among the new spaces is the 1,500-square-foot Sanderling Event House, on the resort’s ocean side, which has indoor seating for 100 and a new event deck with a fire pit.

• An event lawn has been added on the ocean side of the resort. It has an observation deck.

• Other additions are an adult-only tranquility pool with group seating areas, a family-oriented pool and seven poolside guest rooms.

• The former Left Bank has become Kimball’s Kitchen, a AAA Four Diamond restaurant specializing in steak and seafood. The restaurant touts its raw bar and its wine list, said to be the most comprehensive in the region.

• A deck has been added to the Lifesaving Station, a casual restaurant that is housed in a registered historic landmark once used as a lifesaving station. No. 5, formerly the Swan Bar on the second floor of the Lifesaving Station, has been redesigned to put more focus on water views.

• The Sand Bar has been rebuilt and has a large outdoor seating area with fire pits.

The Sanderling has 95 guest rooms and suites and five rental homes on 16 acres bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound.