Escape to peaceful beaches, where the highrises and shopping malls are replaced with uninterrupted views of the ocean. North Carolina’s Outer Banks are beloved for their laid-back atmosphere, friendliness, and an emphasis on local flair. If you’re looking for a getaway on the North Carolina coast, treat yourself to a stay in one of our Hatteras Island rentals, and feel your worries melt away.
Where is Hatteras Island?
Hatteras Island spans nearly half the length of all the Outer Banks. In fact, it’s one of the longest islands in the U.S. at 50 miles long. At only three-and-a-half miles at its widest, this ribbonlike island is framed by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Pamlico Sound to the east. That means that no matter where you book your Hatteras Island home, you’ll never be far from soft sands and sparkling waves.
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From the northernmost town of Rodanthe all the way down to the namesake Hatteras, the seven villages on Hatteras Island are all unique, and yet offer the same kind of getaway: a peaceful, slower way of life, with access to award-winning beaches. In fact, all of the beaches on the island are a part of the 70-mile Cape Hatteras National Seashore, meaning they’re perfectly clean and undisturbed.
While much of the island is raw natural beauty, you don’t have to skimp on luxury for your getaway. Many of our Hatteras Island homes are spacious enough to host large groups—from family reunions to bachelorette trips—and offer great amenities like private pools and hot tubs, so you can relax in style.
Experience the natural beauty around you with a trip to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, where you can explore the marshland and beaches via canoe tour, guided bird walks, turtle talks, or just exploring on your own. A trip to the island isn't complete without a visit to the iconic black-and-white-striped Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Tip: it’s the perfect backdrop for a family photo. Or you can stroll the quaint streets of the villages, stopping in various art galleries, bookshops, boutique clothing stores, and more.
Watersports enthusiasts of all types will love a visit to our Hatteras Island condos. Whether you’re stand-up paddleboarding on the gentle waters of the Pamlico Sound or riding the ocean waves—the island is known for its excellent kiteboarding and windsurfing—you’ll have it all right at your fingertips. Anglers can bring in the catch of the day on a deep-sea fishing charter, head to one of several ocean piers, or cast a line right from the beach. Best of all, our Hatteras Island rentals feature fully-equipped kitchens so that you can try your hand at a new recipe with your own fresh-caught fish.
And speaking of seafood, when it comes to the Outer Banks, sampling the local fare is a must. From Sonny’s Waterfront Restaurant in the Hatteras to Mad Crabber in Avon, you’ll find no shortage of eateries offering fresh-caught seafood, often with a deliciously deep-fried Southern cookin’ twist. Splurge on an evening of fine dining at Cafe Pamlico in Buxton, sip coffee as you browse local art at Red Drum Pottery and Coffee, or try the famous “apple uglies” deep-fried treats at Orange Blossoms Bakery.
No matter what brings you to this special place—be it the beaches, the locale, or a hankering for fresh-caught shrimp—we know you’ll fall in love with Hatteras Island. Come and experience North Carolina’s beloved Outer Banks for yourself, and find true beach bliss. Book your own Hatteras Island rental today.
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