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Why Hatteras Island?

Just a few people on a vast stretch of beach with gentle waves rolling in alone the Tri-Villages - Rodanthe, Waves, & Salvo

Why You Should Plan a Vacation to Hatteras Island

From the vast serene beaches of the Atlantic Ocean to the captivating shores of the Pamlico Sound, Hatteras Island offers the perfect escape for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Vacationers can embark on a quest for an array of unique seashells, scan the horizon and catch a glimpse of playful dolphins dancing in the distance, or take a refreshing dip in the warm, salty waters of the Atlantic Ocean or the tranquil embrace of the Pamlico Sound. While exploring the island, keep an eye out for the graceful birds that call Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge their home, and watch the pelicans skim the surface of the shimmering sea.

At the end of an exhilarating day of outdoor exploration, coastal cuisines, and aquatic adventure, retreat to one of our beautiful Hatteras Island vacation rental homes Surf or Sound Realty provides. With a variety of options in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras, our rentals offer a comfortable and inviting haven for you to unwind. Whether you crave relaxation or seek further outdoor adventures, our rentals provide the perfect base for your Hatteras Island getaway.

For even more reasons on why you should plan a Hatteras Island vacation, keep reading!

Kiteboarding, Windsurfing & Paddleboarding

Ride the wind in the best kiteboarding and windsurfing location on the East Coast or cruise the warm shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound on a stand-up paddleboard. The welcoming waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound offer miles upon miles of accessible shoreline, attracting water sport enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Hatteras Island Fishing Charters & Adventures

Throughout the year, anglers venture to Hatteras Island for unparalleled fishing experiences. Common catches include yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, wahoo, king mackerel, mahi-mahi, and bluefish. Cape Hatteras is home to a fleet of charter boats as well as some of the best pier and surf fishing in North Carolina. 

Classic Outer Banks Restaurants & Eateries

Hatteras Island prides itself on serving up the bounty of the sea. You will experience seafood prepared to perfection in some of the most charming eateries on the Outer Banks in the communities of Hatteras, Frisco, Buxton, Avon, Salvo, Waves, and Rodanthe.

Our locally owned businesses offer unique menus and an inviting atmosphere and ambiance to enhance your vacation experience. From sandwiches and wraps in a casual setting to creative entrees and southern coastal cuisine served with a smile, eating out on Hatteras Island won’t disappoint.

A smiling kiteboarding woman drags her hand in the Pamlico Sound leaning back against her kite
Drone view of a row of oceanfront vacation homes in Avon on Hatteras Island with the ocean in the foreground

Live Music & Island Sunsets

Experience the perfect summer evening on Hatteras Island, where you can revel in the company of friends, while admiring a breathtaking sunset and listening to the captivating sounds of live music. Enjoy sipping on a refreshing fruity beverage while lounging on the deck listening a local musician play familiar island tunes. Join us at Neptunes Kitchen and Dive Bar in Rodanthe, The Wreck Tiki Bar in Hatteras, or enjoy the Summer Concert Series at Klub Koru for an unforgettable evening of live entertainment. Other entertaining options include Hatteras Sol and Breakwater Restaurant in Hatteras, and Pangea Tavern in Avon!

One of America’s Best Beaches

Vacation on Hatteras Island to enjoy the slow pace, southern hospitality, family-friendly atmosphere, dog friendly beaches, and beautiful Cape Hatteras landscape. With average summer temperatures in the 80s and lows in the 70s, Hatteras Island is a great choice for a summer getaway.

A sensational characteristic that keeps vacationers returning every year is the wide-open beaches of Hatteras Island. There are numerous access points, making it easy to explore the miles of sandy shoreline. The National Park Service even allows driving on the beach at certain points with the proper permit. These points are subject to change, so check the park service’s website for the most up-to-date information. 

Regularly found on Top 10 lists for the “Best Beaches in America,” Hatteras Island is the ideal destination to create your next vacation memories.

Hatteras Island Vacation Rentals

Contact us today to learn more about our collection of Outer Banks vacation home rentals in or near sandy Hatteras. Click here to start planning your next family vacation in one of our premier oceanfront Hatteras Island vacation rental homes. Amenities include private pools, game rooms, hot tubs, elevators, and more. We cannot wait to see you here!