Top Five Reasons to LOVE Hatteras Island


Top-rated, Pristine, Uncrowded Beaches

Anyone who has visited falls in love with  the Outer Banks, and anyone who  has discovered Hatteras Island’s beaches has a whole new level of love and appreciation. Hatteras Island consists of 70 miles of national seashore. Comb pristine beaches for an array of unique shells, scan the horizon for a pod of dolphin or take a refreshing dip in the warm, salty waters of the Atlantic. However you choose to enjoy it, you’ll have plenty of room to spread out, take in the beautiful views and breathe the fresh salt air.

7 Unique, Charming Villages

Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras –   each has special activities, restaurants, markets, shops, history and character. Locally-owned restaurants offer unique menus and an inviting atmosphere, no chain restaurants here. From seafood and sandwiches in a casual setting to creative entrees and  southern coastal cuisine served with a smile, village restaurants  won’t disappoint. Whether you’re into fishing, boating, kiteboarding, horseback riding or a spa experience – there’s a village on Hatteras Island that’s waiting to serve you.

Beach Houses

A great majority of  accommodations on Hatteras Island are vacation rental homes. Typically rented by the week, they offer family and friends the fun of living together at the beach in a fully-equipped house! With room to spread out many of these homes offer fun amenities  like hot tubs, private swimming pools, theater rooms, gourmet kitchens and beautifully-appointed great rooms with big flat screen  televisions, gas fireplaces and panoramic ocean, sound  and village views. What’s even better, divided among family members, these amenity-filled homes can be less expensive than an ordinary hotel room.

Dog  Friendly Beaches and Homes

Dogs love to stretch their legs in the sand enjoying walks (and runs) along our miles of coastline. Some dogs even love swimming, in the Atlantic or the calmer waters of the Pamlico Sound. Many local restaurants allow dogs on their patios and porches and there are hundreds of dog-friendly vacation rentals to accommodate your favorite pet!


The Outer Banks is consistently lauded as one of America’s top beaches for families. Besides the beach, the ocean, and the shallow warm waters of the Pamlico Sound – there are tons of activities  that make Hatteras Island family-friendly. Weekly events and kids days in season at Kitty Hawk Kites stores,  Luaus at Koru Village, ice cream shops, putt putt golf, arcades and tons fun casual dining spots, families find plenty to do together on vacation. Have fun fishing together at the Rodanthe Pier or  Avon Fishing Pier or take  a stand-up paddleboarding lesson at REAL Watersports.  Vacation rental homes are the perfect place for gathering the whole family together to prepare dinner, play board games, swim in your private pool, have fun in the game room or watch a family movie on the big screen in a real  theater room.

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