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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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Frisco Beach
Frisco Beach(Frisco)
Attraction type: Beaches
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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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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
This bird-lovers' paradise provides a temporary home to more than 250 types of birds.
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Beaches
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Studio 12
Studio 12(Avon)
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... 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
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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Risky Business Seafood
Risky Business Seafood
Cuisines: Seafood

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

Harbor House Seafood Market
Harbor House Seafood Market
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Hatteras
Cuisines: Seafood
Dancing Turtle
Dancing Turtle
Captain Beaners
Captain Beaners
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Frisco
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Turner's High Moon Bar
Turner's High Moon Bar
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Avon
Price: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Wine Bar, Sandwiches
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast
Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast
$129 - $199
Ranked #1 of 3 Buxton B&B and Inns
The Inn on Pamlico Sound
The Inn on Pamlico Sound
$120 - $330
Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Buxton
The Villas at Koru Village
The Villas at Koru Village
$75 - $1,320
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Avon

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Watermen's Retreat
Watermen's Retreat
$199 - $389
Seaside Inn At Hatteras
Seaside Inn At Hatteras
$96 - $187
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Cape Hatteras Motel
Cape Hatteras Motel
$95 - $186
Ranked #3 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.