Oceanfront homes on Hatteras Island are some of the best vacation rental properties on the beach. Located just yards away from the shoreline, these vacation rental homes and condos typically feature incredible views from the great room or living areas, bedrooms, and spacious decks or screened porches. Just imagine relaxing on a top level hammock or deck chair and gazing out to the miles of blue water, or enjoying a dinner with the family in a spacious dining area that overlooks the sea. On Hatteras Island, both of these scenarios are commonplace for oceanfront vacation home renters, and an oceanfront home will surely make you constantly aware of your beautiful beach surroundings.
On Hatteras Island, the land from the edge of the median tide line to the first row of houses that buffer the sand dunes is all owned by the National Park Service and functions as part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which means that guests do not have to worry about future developments or construction right in front of their oceanfront vacation rental to block the view. These homes have no other home or buildable lot between you and the beach, unless otherwise noted. Depending on the area, some oceanfront homes may be just steps away from the beach, or may be protected by a natural dune line that's covered with sea oats and natural beach grasses and small shrubs.
Your proximity to the beach is all dependent on the geography of the area. Some stretches of beach on Hatteras Island may have no dunes in between the shoreline and the first row homes, while others may be buffered by a "double dune" system that protects the homes and the village itself from ocean storm surges during seasonal hurricanes or Nor'easters.
A review of the photos and map will help guests get a better idea of the exact location of their oceanfront vacation rental. You can also call Outer Beaches Realty and talk with one of our vacation specialists to find the ideal oceanfront vacation rental that's perfect for your family.
Some vacation rental homes may have their own boardwalk or sandy path to the beach, which leads directly to the oceanfront from the edge of the property. Other vacation rentals may have easy access to a public or shared boardwalk or walkway, which is used by several neighboring homes or a small neighborhood or street. Either way, because the beaches of Hatteras Island are uncrowded with plenty of room to spread out, vacation rental guests will find they have miles of beaches to discover, regardless of which village they stay in, and plenty of serene privacy.
Just be sure that when accessing the beaches, you stick to the sandy path or beach boardwalk. It is against National Park Service regulations to disturb the dune system and its vegetation, as the preservation of the integrity of the sand dunes is instrumental to protecting the villages from rough and far-reaching ocean waves or oceanside flooding.
One must for any oceanfront vacation renter is to experience at least one ocean sunrise. Set the alarm for the early morning hours, and be sure and put the coffee maker on to enjoy an incredible show from the comfort of your own sundeck or screened porch. With the empty expanse of shoreline ahead of you, and maybe even a small pod of dolphins cruising by to enhance the scene, an oceanfront sunrise is likely to become a daily ritual that you'll gladly get out of bed early for. For the best dolphin spotting conditions, consider an off-season visit to the beach. The dolphins come out in full force in the late fall and winter months, and can be spotted just offshore along virtually any stretch of Hatteras Island oceanfront.
For front row access to Hatteras Island's gorgeous beaches, and incredible ocean views that span from the great room to a sunny oceanside deck, you can't beat Outer Beaches Realty's selection of stunning oceanfront vacation rentals. From invitingly comfortable two bedroom condos to sprawling eight bedroom vacation homes with all the bells and whistles, Outer Beaches' collection of oceanfront vacation rentals are among the best on the Outer Banks.
For your next beach vacation, book front row seats to the best sunrises the East Coast has to offer, and enjoy a week filled with endless Atlantic Ocean views that will surely take your breath away.