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Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island is a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, on the Atlantic Ocean. Famed for its lighthouse and long sandy beaches, it is a great family friendly place for a relaxing holiday. Many people visiting Hatteras Island will be looking for a beach holiday, and the long sandy beaches looking out over the Atlantic Ocean are well worth exploring - even at the height of summer or the 4th of July weekend you can usually find a good stretch of beach all to yourselves. Canadian Hole, between the towns of Buxton and Avon, is a particularly good spot. In addition to the beach itself, the waters of Pamlico Sound are perfect for wading, and tourists flock there as the conditions are perfect for... more

Hatteras Island is a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, on the Atlantic Ocean. Famed for its lighthouse and long sandy beaches, it is a great family friendly place for a relaxing holiday. Many people visiting Hatteras Island will be looking for a beach holiday, and the long sandy beaches looking out over the Atlantic Ocean are well worth exploring - even at the height of summer or the 4th of July weekend you can usually find a good stretch of beach all to yourselves. Canadian Hole, between the towns of Buxton and Avon, is a particularly good spot. In addition to the beach itself, the waters of Pamlico Sound are perfect for wading, and tourists flock there as the conditions are perfect for windsurfing and kite boarding. In terms of sightseeing there is also the lighthouse, which was moved inland in 1999 to protect it from coastal erosion, and the 825 acre Buxton Coastal Reserve, an area of maritime woodland full of spectacular wildlife (there have even been sightings of bald eagles) and plenty of hiking trails for those members of the family looking for a bit more exercise.

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All things to do » Things to do

Nearby recommended attractions:

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse(Buxton)
The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
Attraction type: Lighthouses; Historic Sites
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
Attraction type: National Parks; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Beaches
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Frisco Beach
Frisco Beach(Frisco)
Attraction type: Beaches
Hatteras Island Ocean Center
Hatteras Island Ocean Center(Hatteras)
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... 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
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC
Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC(Salvo)
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Harbor House Seafood Market
Harbor House Seafood Market
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Hatteras
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Bros Sandwich Shack
Bros Sandwich Shack
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Avon
Price: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Risky Business Seafood
Risky Business Seafood
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Cafe Pamlico
Cafe Pamlico
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Buxton
Price: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Organic, International, Contemporary
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Buxton Munch Company
Buxton Munch Company
Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Buxton
Price: $1 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Kite Club Hatteras
Kite Club Hatteras
$45 - $85
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Avon
Seaside Inn At Hatteras
Seaside Inn At Hatteras
$50 - $170
Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging
Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging
$44 - $164
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Buxton

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Cape Pines Motel
Cape Pines Motel
$78 - $171
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Buxton
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Camp Hatteras RV Resort and Campground
Camp Hatteras RV Resort and Campground
$25 - $98
Cape Hatteras Motel
1.5 of 5
Cape Hatteras Motel
$98 - $241
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Buxton
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.