Generations of anglers have enjoyed Hatteras Island's southernmost community, Hatteras. With the Gulf Stream just 15 miles away, it's only natural that Hatteras has become known as the best fishing spot on Hatteras Island and in the Outer Banks. With that recognition has come a legacy of superior tourism.
Galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and the Hatteras Landing shopping center also offers visitors a multitude of experiences while on land. Hatteras features a range of accommodations, from cozy cottages to luxurious vacation homes. Because of its coastal location, vacation home rentals in Hatteras are often on the oceanfront and have extraordinary views and access.
When searching for your perfect vacation home rental, be sure to look at the incredible communities found in Hatteras. Reserve one of the premium condo rentals found in Durant Station. Go for a walk along the community boardwalk to the soundside gazebo in Hatteras Landing. Enjoy all that makes Hatteras Island special by staying in the oceanfront Hatteras by the Sea community.
Hatteras's modern amenities are excellent, and the area's fishing culture has created a village unlike any other on Hatteras Island. The presence of the sea is always there and always felt, making Hatteras a true haven for ardent boaters and anglers.
Things to Do in Hatteras
Hatteras offers a vast array of activities and attractions. While fishing and boating are major highlights, Hatteras is home to a number of beloved galleries, gift shops, and coffee shops. For unique shopping, head to Hatteras Landing and you’ll find the perfect souvenir. Hatteras Landing has a collection of stores with treasures, including inspired clothing, jewelry, toys, and novelty gifts.
Hatteras is an ideal place to really dive into, and appreciate, history. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum gives visitors an understanding of the area's fascinating maritime history. Stories and artifacts of pirates, shipwrecks, commercial fishing, and more line the halls. A visit to the museum is entertainment for the whole family–scavenger hunts inside the museum are a particular favorite for the kids.
If you find yourself getting hungry during your adventures, don’t worry. There are enough restaurants in Hatteras to satisfy all. Delicious, fresh seafood is everywhere, and the options don’t stop there. The village's varied restaurants means you'll find plenty of spots serving up other types of food such as traditional breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and local cuisine. Popular spots include Hatteras Sol, Sonny’s Waterfront Restaurants, and Dinky’s Waterfront Restaurant.
Fishing & Boating in Hatteras
In Hatteras, fishing isn't just a hobby, it's a way of life. Give Hatteras' world-renowned fishing a try. With a charter out to the Gulf Stream, anglers get near-instant access to incredible sportfishing. Typical targets include wahoo, blue and white marlin, dolphin, cobia, pompano, red drum, and red snapper. Countless species of other game fish migrate along the Gulf Stream. Even on-shore, fishing is a boon. Off-road vehicle (ORV) ramps grant easy access to the beaches. There's no wrong way to fish when you're in Hatteras.
Enjoying the waters surrounding Hatteras, without a rod in hand, is a grand adventure in itself. Hatteras features more marinas than anywhere else on the Outer Banks, and includes Teach's Lair, Hatteras Harbor Marina, and Oden's Dock. Boat rentals and charters make getting out on the ocean fast and easy. Cruise the waters with a sea breeze on your face as the sun warms your skin. Fuel your senses, and have an absolute blast!
After reeling in a big one, take your catch to one of the restaurants in Hatteras that can prepare it for you.
Vacation Rentals in Hatteras
Staying in Hatteras is a dream come true for anglers. Surf or Sound Realty has best-in-class accommodations available in Hatteras that are suitable for every type of getaway. Discover our superior collection of Hatteras home rentals and plan your next Hatteras Island getaway today.