I'm trying to plan next years vacation. I am debating between the Outer Banks somewhere or Topsail Island. I know someone who vacationed to Topsail this year and loved it. I'm just not sure if I want to go based on one person's opinion. Outer Banks seems to have more information. My family likes to swim in the ocean, go fishing, visit parks and do all the nature stuff. We don't like it to be overly crowded, yet, we don't want to be completely isolated either. We also want something directly on the beach (oceanfront)...any suggestions?