Things to Do

Things to Do on Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island is known for its natural scenic beauty, southern charm and slow pace. You can blissfully give in to the temptation to do nothing or choose from the many things to do on Hatteras Island. 


Anglers flock to Cape Hatteras from all over for our fishing. The proximity of the Gulf Stream makes Hatteras Island home to a fleet of offshore charter boats as well as some of the best pier and surf fishing around.

Windsports and Watersports

Surfers, kiteboarders and windsurfers find the conditions on Cape Hatteras to be the best on the East Coast. Popular spots are Kite Point, Canadian Hole, The Slick and Mirlo Beach along with other ocean and sound launches.

Enjoying the National Seashore

Cape Hatteras visitors enjoy the expansive and pristine ocean and soundside beaches of the nation's first national seashore. The northern end of the island is protected within the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and home to hundreds of species of waterfowl and other types of birds and wildlife.

Outer Banks Attractions and Day Trips

The Outer Banks is rich in history and folklore including the origins of the nation's Coast Guard, the Wright Brothers' historic flight and the nation's first English colony. Below is a small selection of attractions and day trips to enjoy on your family vacation.