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Hatteras Island

'Unspoiled Natural Beauty'

cape-hatterasEscape to the natural beauty and unspoiled environment of Hatteras Island! 

You will experience this coastal barrier island that is 50 miles long with plenty of private beaches to call your own during your visit.

It is the nations first National Seashore, and is the eastern most point of the United States.

It is protected and kept unspoiled from development by the
Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Pea Island  National Wildlife Refuge.

pea-island-signThirty miles from North Carolina's mainland, this far-reaching tract of land is the most undeveloped seashore on the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the most visited in the country.

Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks is made up of seven villages, each with it's own charm and personality.

 The seven villages  that make up Hatteras Island are Hatteras, Frisco, Buxton, Avon, Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo. 


The island is known for the best fishing on the East Coast and  if you like offshore fishing, the Hatteras Landing Marina charter fleet offers trips for a full day or half day and it's year round! 

They will supply all the bait and tackle you need!  The marina will  even clean your fish for a small fee.

Just north in the small village of Avon is the famous Frank & Fran's bait and tackle shop.  They have fishing reports, all your fishing needs, and fishing tips.

Please note that you are required to purchase a Coastal Recreational Fishing License available on a 10 day, annual, or lifetime basis. 

And, it is very possible that you will see dolphins dancing across the water for you!

 Also, while the marina is  busy cleaning your catch of the day, you can visit the nearby "Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum", or enjoy a nice walk on the marina boardwalks to the ocean or to the sound!

The marina offers slips for large and small boats. 
Also, luxury accommodations that overlook the marina can be rented by the day, week, month, or year, and they overlook the marina!

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
This island is also home to the tallest brick lighthouse in the world, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

This black and white striped landmark is located in the village of Buxton, is more than 200 feet tall and is operational.  For more than 100 years, this beacon of light has warned sailors of the hazardous sandbars, and can be seen for 20 miles out to sea.

The lighthouse was moved back from its original spot in 1999 to protect it from being destoyed by the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can get an incredible view from the top of the lighthouse, which is open to the public and a great place to take wonderful pictures!


Over half of the island is in it's natural state because it is protected land.  Vacationers love the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere that the island delivers, and because it is a popular vacation spot, you will find plenty of accommodations, restaurants, attractions, and shopping centers! 

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