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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Historic Sites; Lighthouses; Landmarks
The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
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Frisco Beach (Frisco)
Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Beaches; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
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Studio 12 (Avon)
Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Studio 12 is a fun place for kids and kids at heart. Bring in the whole family for some artsy fun. Create your own mosaic,... more » Owner description: Studio 12 is a fun place for kids and kids at heart. Bring in the whole family for some artsy fun. Create your own mosaic, paint some pottery or take a class in glass fusion. Browse our gallery to find unique gifts made by owners Carolyn and Gary Schena. Studio 12 is fun for all ages! « less
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Ocean Center provides a wide variety of recreational and educational activities for people of all ages. Please come view... more » Owner description: The Ocean Center provides a wide variety of recreational and educational activities for people of all ages. Please come view the exhibits, experience the wetlands and coastal forest, attend our programs and events, and use our ocean access. « less
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Ranked #6 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas

Pea Island isn't as close to many of the places listed on this site as the mileage notes indicate although they are within 30-45 minutes so refer to a map when planning. Pea... more »

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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #8 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Take the road less traveled, seek us out in Historic Avon Village (Kinnakeet). We're building something new and continuing... more » Owner description: Take the road less traveled, seek us out in Historic Avon Village (Kinnakeet). We're building something new and continuing the Gaskins Gallery family tradition! Enjoy our Out-oF-Ordinary collection showcasing the functional and decorative pottery of artist-owner Antoinette Gaskins Mattingly plus a variety of regional pottery, 'Mugglies' from Catfish Pottery, local wall art, textiles, home decor and self adornment. See what's new this season including a flower market, classes and our full production working studios. « less
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Ranked #9 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Shop American Made, Shop Handmade, Shop LOCAL. Blue Pelican Gallery and Gifts is a unique little shop with a lot of... more » Owner description: Shop American Made, Shop Handmade, Shop LOCAL. Blue Pelican Gallery and Gifts is a unique little shop with a lot of heART.With hundreds and hundreds of handmade and individually produced items, Blue Pelican is a great place to pick out an affordable, special, often one of a kind gift for a special person...including yourself. We have a huge selection of items under $20. We are constantly changing and adding new art and artists. Three generations of our family own and staff the shop. Remember to shop LOCAL on Hatteras Island!Some of the items you can find are: jewelry, pottery, prints, photography, soap, candles, ornaments, sun catchers, clay wall art, metal art, blown glass art, Outer Banks SeaSalt, pet sitter gifts, art cards, and much, much more. « less
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Ranked #10 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Salvo Beach (Salvo)
Ranked #11 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Beaches
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Avon Pier (Avon)
Ranked #12 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Beaches

Avon, NC is a laid-back, relaxing, beautiful place to vacation.  The beach houses are truly well maintained, clean and nicely furnished. Avon pier, fishing, sound and the ocean... more »

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Ranked #13 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Equestrian Trails
Owner description: Affordable horseback riding on the beautiful Hatteras, NC beach. No age limit. 100% on the beach. Strictly walking. To... more » Owner description: Affordable horseback riding on the beautiful Hatteras, NC beach. No age limit. 100% on the beach. Strictly walking. To protect the horses we enforce a 200 lb weight limit. Our horses are kid friendly and safe. Helmets provided. Great for a couple or a group. Romantic sunset rides (adults only). No experience needed. Create memories that last a lifetime. Reservations required. « less
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Ranked #14 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Canadian Hole (Buxton)
Ranked #15 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Beaches
Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for windsurfing.
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Ranked #16 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Museums
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Ranked #17 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Beaches
Part of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, this area is ideal for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and enjoying nature.
Ranked #19 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
This half-mile trail, which offers spectacular wildlife observation year-round, is fully disabled accessible.
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Ranked #20 of 22 attractions in Hatteras Island
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Owner description: Outer Banks Inshore and Offshore fishing charters. We offer half and full day inshore trips were we target Bluefish, Spanish... more » Owner description: Outer Banks Inshore and Offshore fishing charters. We offer half and full day inshore trips were we target Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Red Drum, and sharks. The inshore trips are extremely fun for the kids! The Offshore Trips we target Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and dolphin(Mahi-Mahi). Contact us today to have an experience of a lifetime. « less
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