The bad . . . it is very remote and takes has longer travel times than other North Carolina beaches.
The good . . it is very remote! Some of the best surf on the east coast. World renowned surf fishing.
Highlight . . pristine beaches with few people.
Home to the famous Hatteras Light House, Hatteras island is the middle island of the barrier island chain known as the North Carolina Outer Banks. Sand dunes, waving sea oats and non-stop view of the Pamilico Sound punctuate your drive south on Hwy 12. The island is a throw-back to old time beach trips. Sorry, the putt-putt courses don’t have massive mountains and the real golf is non-existent. Whether you are in to surfing, surf fishing, kite surfing, or simply long, quiet walks on the beach – Hatteras Island is for you. If you are in to a heavy social scene, it is not.
Best time to visit: Spring, Summer or Fall. I actually love winter on the island, but most people prefer the other seasons.
Where to stay: There are hundreds of great single and multi-family houses on the island for rent. Check out Midget Realty for bookings – they offer incredible service with a great selection – we are partial to On The Rocks a single-family house in Buxton which is the closest on the beach house to the Lighthouse – conveniently located right in front of the third groin surf break.
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