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Hatteras Island is a vacation destination that your family will love to return to year after year. This long, narrow island on the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Recreational Area. Cape Hatteras has some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the country, having been on Dr. Beach's list of top beaches for many years. Imagine clean, un-crowded beaches and beautiful natural seascapes, golden sand dunes with sea oats dancing in the calm breeze, and miles of pristine shoreline with ocean views as far as the eye can see. And that's just the east side of the island. The west side offers the most beautiful sunsets dipping into the expansive Pamlico Sound without any land mass in sight. Access Hatteras Island from the north via the Bonner Bridge or from the south via the Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry.
Kiteboarding, windsurfing, paddleboarding and surfing enthusiasts come to Cape Hatteras from all over the world to enjoy the warm shallow waters of the sound, the consistent winds in the spring and fall and the best surfing breaks on the coast. And if fishing is your game, you'll find excellent Gulf Stream fishing with our offshore charter fishing fleet, pier fishing on one of our famous piers in Rodanthe and Avon, or surf fishing all along the beaches. There is something to do for everyone in the family including putt-putt, go-cart tracks, parasailing and jet skiis for the adventurous or kayaking and exploring Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge for the birdwatchers and nature lovers.
Visit the seven charming villages on Hatteras Island for local shops, family owned restaurants and art galleries. The historians will enjoy the many historic attractions on the island including Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station and the Graveyard of the Atlantic. To top it all off, a vacation on Hatteras Island wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest brick lighthouse in the country.
Whether it's your first visit or your twenty-first, you will love Hatteras Island.