Locals and visitors alike were treated to a tremendously rare event on Hatteras Island on January 20th, accumulating snow. Beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m., the snow flowed down in flurries, sticking to the cold ground and continued well into the evening. Most residents ventured outside and played in the snow all evening, and woke up to a white winter landscape, reminiscent of the famous scene in A Christmas Story… except with sea oats and scrub oaks. Continue reading
The Hatteras Village Christmas Parade enjoyed a sunny start on Saturday, Dec. 13, with cool 50 degree weather and an even cooler breeze. But the chill in the air didn’t stop several hundred locals and visitors from lining along NC Highway 12 in between Teach’s Lair marina and the Hatteras Drive-in to cheer on the floats. Continue reading
On November 26th, the staff of Surf or Sound Realty welcomed their homeowners with the annual 2008 Homeowners’ Party. Set outside under a large lighted tent adjacent to the Avon Office, the Homeowners’ Party presents a chance for staff to catch up with the homeowners, say thanks for a great year, and of course, have a great time. Continue reading
Surf or Sound Realty is happy to announce that our Avon and Salvo offices will serve as drop-off locations for the Hatteras Island Food Pantry. From November through New Year’s, locals, visitors and homeowners can drop off non-perishable items, including food items, toiletries, pet food, and other every day necessities at either office location. These donations go to a very worthy cause: local families who are having trouble making ends meet. Continue reading
Playoff season is just around the corner, and a concern for many diehard football aficionados is missing that big game while on vacation. But don’t cancel your vacation plans so you can stay home and root for your team just yet – there are plenty of spots on Hatteras Island where you can watch your team in action, and still enjoy your vacation when the game is over. Continue reading
One of the best aspects of the off-season vacation for serious shoppers is scooping up those fall, winter and spring deals that are in abundance in local stores. Get ready for deep discounts as local souvenir shops and boutiques slash the prices on their existing inventory to make room for 2009 products. Continue reading
As the water and air temperatures cool, locals and visitors alike get to enjoy a not-so-fringe benefit of the fall season: shells start popping up everywhere. It’s no big secret that the fall marks the beginning of excellent beachcombing for months to come, and while Hatteras Island is known for offering a variety of fantastic finds throughout the year, the fall and winter months are particularly favored among shell collectors.
The two determining factors that make these colder months the best for shelling are relatively simple: More wind, and less people.
Planning a late October Hatteras Island vacation, but don’t want to miss out on trick-or-treating? No problem. There are actually plenty of family friendly neighborhoods and unusually fun trick-or-treating destinations that offer a little touch of the Outer Banks charm, but more importantly, plenty of candy. Continue reading
As the weather cools down on Hatteras Island, the fishing definitely heats up. Fall is known as one of the best seasons on the Outer Banks to land the big one as migrating species of fish maneuver their way along the Gulf Stream in search of new feeding spots. It’s the time when Sea Bass and Striped Bass, King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna and Dolphin, can all be found hovering off the North Carolina coast.
For most avid anglers, fall is particularly known as the season of the red drum run, and some of the largest red drum in the country have been caught right off the Hatteras Island coast.
If your casting finger gets itchy when the fall season arrives, remember that there’s still plenty of time to reserve a last minute fall vacation. During the shoulder season months of September and October, you’ll find plenty of businesses and restaurants still open, as well as exceptional rental homes that are available for last minute guests. Continue reading