Your "HOME AWAY FROM HOME" awaits you!
The Cavalier Motor Court....
was the original name. "Motor Court" derived from the fact that you could drive all the way around the court. Young Roy and Dot Wescott had a dream of building a motel on the beach - a place where families would love to vacation. Land was purchased and construction started in 1949.
The motor court was opened for business on Memorial Day weekend in 1950. In the beginning it had only 19 separate flat-roofed units. Cottage number one was the office and living quarters for the Wescotts and their children.
The Cavalier Today
Today, The Cavalier By The Sea...
is an oceanfront resort with fifty-four units, where families come back to meet with old and new friends generation after generation.
Fourteen units face the ocean and one of the widest beaches on the Outer Banks with nothing to block your view. In these units, seven of which are efficiencies, you can chose to sit on your porch in the adirondack chair, watching the sun rise over the ocean, or gaze out of your picture window without leaving the comfort of your air-conditioned room.
The other forty units form a u-shaped court with convenient parking right in front of your porch. These units face the pools, 1 large and 1 kiddie, and a spacious grassy courtyard. The courtyard is filled with child and adult activity areas including a children's playground and shuffleboard court, horseshoes, and bean-bag toss.
There are picnic tables and an area for grilling and it is here that we hold our free weekly hot dog cookout from the week of July 5th through the second week in August - to give your cook and your wallet a night off.
Our wide beach affords plenty of space for suntanning, frisbee, kite flying, fishing, playing volleyball (we provide the ball and the net), or just relaxing.
We strive to maintain a friendly, family atmosphere where you feel at home
and make lifelong friendships and memories.