The Inaugural Hatteras Island Community Fair Is Sure To Be A Fun Family Event

Surf or Sound Realty is a proud sponsor of the inaugural Hatteras Island Community Fair, happening Saturday, November 19 from 2-8pm on the grounds of Cape Hatteras Secondary School in Buxton!

The theme of the fair is “Celebrating the Spirit of Hatteras Island“. Neighbors from Ocracoke and the northern Outer Banks are most welcome as are visitors. A white dove release will kick off the fair at 2:00 pm.

Fun for all ages can be had with rides such as Dixie Swings and Dixie Whizzer, 10 inflatables including Alien Laser Tag and a Bounce House. Games will include Plinko, baseball throw, corn hole toss, cake walk, oyster dig and many more.

Be ready to eat fair favorites like local fried fish, jambalaya, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, cotton candy, funnel cake, and caramel apples. Also for sale will be Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, Starbucks coffee and much more! For those of you who want fresh produce – Coastal Harvesters will be there selling fresh produce grown in North Carolina.

Live entertainment will be provided on indoor and outdoor stages. The jazz bands of Cape Hatteras Secondary, First Flight High and Manteo High will be performing, followed by Chris Bellamy and other local bands.

Dare County will be onsite with many departments to offer local services, as well as the Dare County Cancer Outreach Program.

Admisson to the fair is free and many activities will be available without charge. Tickets for rides and games are 50 cents each. A free ride ticket is included in a $10 ticket purchase. Two free ride tickets and a free flexible wristband/key chain to hold the tickets are available with a $25 ticket purchase.
On fair day, tickets will be sold at the auditorium box office and one or more satellite booths.

We hope to see you there!


Celebrating Father's Day On Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island is a great place to celebrate Father’s Day! There are plenty of sights, attractions and activities to share with the number one guy in your life – Dad!

A great way to create lasting memories with Dad is by taking him fishing! Hatteras Island is know for its fantastic fishing. Whether you want to hop on a boat, hang out on the shore or take in the beautiful views, Hatteras Island offers a complete and unique fishing experience.
1. Charter fishing. What better way to spend time with Dad and the family than on a boat? Call Captain Steve Caldwell with Coastal Inshore Charters at (252) 986-2284 OR Captain Jay Kavanagh aboard the Bite Me at (252) 996-0295 to book your trip!
2. Surf Fishing. All you need is a chair, a cooler, a pole and a nice spot on the sand!
3. Pier Fishing. Avon Fishing Pier and Hatteras Island Fishing Pier in Rodanthe both have a blanket fishing license, so you don’t need to purchase one to fish from the pier. Also free? The spectacular views!

Frisco Rod and Gun is a great source for your fishing needs and has great gifts for Dad! They carry surf and offshore tackle and bait, rods, clothing, sunglasses, shoes and more! You can stock up on snacks and ice for your fishing adventure as well! Call them at (252) 995-5366 or visit them online www.friscorodgun.com.

Maybe Dad is more of the adventurous type. Hatteras Island is known to have some of the best kiteboarding in the world! If kiteboarding isn’t Dad’s thing there’s always surfing, standup paddleboarding, hang gliding, parasailing and kayaking. Kitty Hawk Kites and REAL Watersports are two places that offer apparel, lessons and rentals for the thrill seeking beginners and families!
Kitty Hawk Kites – Locations in Waves, Hatteras and Ocracoke. 1-877-359-8447.
REAL Watersports – Located in Waves. (252) 987-6000.
Fox Watersports – Located in Buxton and Hatteras. A great place for your adrenaline needs and apparel! (252) 995-4102.

Another great way to celebrate Dad’s day is by visiting some of the local historical sights and taking in the attractions.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse – One of the most famous and recognizable lighthouses in the world. Located in Buxton. Cost: $7 for adults; $3.50 for senior citizens and children 11 and under. There is also a visitors center and gift shop, nearby nature trails and a wooded picnic area.
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum – One of the most innovative maritime museums and facilities in the nation! For information and visiting hours call (252) 986-2995.
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station– Take a tour of this historic flagship lifesaving station, built in 1874. Located in Rodanthe. For information and visiting hours, call (252) 987-1552.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for Dad, Hatteras Island offers many specialty items and a unique shopping experience!
Buxton Village Books – For the bookworm! Buxton, (252) 995-4240
Island Spice and Wine – One of a kind brews and wines! Avon, (252) 995-7750
Nags Head Hammocks – Avon, 1-800-344-6433

What do Dad’s love? Food! Let the amazing chefs on Hatteras Island take care of lunch or dinner!
Atlantic Coast Cafe. -2 locations: Avon at the Avon fishing pier (252) 995-7700; Waves (252)987-1200
Cafe Pamlico. Casual fine dining on Pamlico Sound in Buxton (252) 995-4500
Crazy Johnny’s Bar-B-Que. Catering for a relaxed meal at home or on the beach (252) 996-0711
Good Winds Restaurant. Soundfront in Rodanthe at Kitty Hawk Kites (252) 987-1100
Mojo’s Sunset Cafe. Soundfront at REAL Watersports in Waves (252) 987-1600
Nino’s Pizza. Hwy 12 in Avon -celebrating 30 years! (252) 995-5358

There are endless ways to spend time and create lasting memories with Dad on Hatteras Island. From everyone at Surf or Sound Realty, have a safe and happy Father’s Day!


Hatteras Island named one of the East Coast’s top 5 beaches

According to a recent article in The Statesman, Hatteras Island has made another best beaches list, as one of the top 5 beaches on the East Coast. Hatteras Island nabbed the number 3 spot.

Author Shelley Emling gave Hatteras Island the distinction for a number of reasons, but the overlying attraction, which allures visitors every year, is the island’s innumerable opportunities for outdoor fun. Continue reading


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse To Open Friday, April 16, 2010

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will open to the public for climbing from April 16 through Columbus Day, October 11, 2010. Climbing fees for the Lighthouse will be $7 per adult, and $3.50 for children under 12 and senior citizens. The opening day of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will continue to be a “fee-free” day, as it has in the past, for local community members to climb the Lighthouse. Continue reading


Chicamacomico’s American Heroes Day will be celebrated August 6th

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Museum Complex will be holding its Fourth Annual “American Heroes Day” on Thursday, August 6, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The complex is located in the village of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island, MP 39.5 on Hwy. 12. Continue reading