Soundfront vacation rentals offer some of the most scenic views on the beach, overlooking miles of Pamlico Sound waters, and featuring the best vantage point for those famous Outer Banks sunsets.
A soundfront vacation rental can be a home or a condo, and can range from two bedroom romantic getaways to seven or eight bedroom waterfront estates. These homes are ideal retreats for romantics and water sports lovers alike, and offer the best access to the 30+ miles of salty sound waters.
The Pamlico Sound is one of the largest saltwater sounds on the East Coast, and it attracts thousands of Hatteras Island vacationers annually who are avid kiteboarders and windsurfers. The consistently ideal wind and water conditions make the Hatteras Island soundside beaches some of the best launching points in the world for these sports, and most of Outer Beaches Realty's soundfront rentals offer fantastic windsurfing and kiteboarding access.
Some vacation homes may feature long bulk headed soundfront backyards, complete with small docks or boardwalks, while others may have grassy soundside beaches. Either way, vacation guests can expect to enjoy hours playing and splashing in the sound, and enjoying a number of outdoor activities including fishing, crabbing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, or just leaning back and dipping your toes in the cool, salty water. To maximize your soundfront experience, look into renting some water sports equipment to enjoy during your stay. Hatteras Island has a number of beach rental companies, such as Ocean Atlantic Rentals, that specialize in providing everything an islander might need for a fantastic Outer Banks vacation. Soundfront renters may want to consider renting a kayak, stand up paddle board, or even windsurfing or kiteboarding gear to enjoy as much time as possible on the open Pamlico Sound waters.
One of the biggest draws to soundfront vacation rental guests are those gorgeous waterfront sunsets, and vacationers who stay in a soundfront home or condo will find they have the best seats in the house.
Most all soundfront vacation rentals offer a number of vantage points to catch the nightly show, including multiple wide sun decks or shaded screened porches. For a romantic vacation, look for vacation rental homes with a hot tub for a perfectly relaxing view of the sun going down. Vacation guests will also find they don't have to venture too far to enjoy the fantastic waterfront vistas, as most homes have centrally located great rooms, living and dining areas that overlook the open water, and feature plenty of windows to take in the views. A soundfront dinner is sure to be one of your family's most treasured vacation memories, and comes standard with virtually every soundfront vacation rental from the dining area, or a neighboring screened porch.
Spring and fall visitors will enjoy an especially remarkable sunset scene, as the off-season months are prime windsurfing and kiteboarding seasons. As a result, vacationers can expect to see dozens of colorful kites and sailboards skirting across the open horizon, and creating an incredible display. Be on the lookout for experienced kiteboarders gliding by, as their aerial feats and acrobatics, with some riders propelling themselves 50' feet into the air, are pure entertainment to watch.
Another benefit of soundfront rentals is that while the oceanside beaches are all public beaches and therefore open to everyone, a soundfront home features a private lot. This means that rental home guests will have their own personal waterfront backyard to enjoy at their leisure, and will never have to worry about sharing their space.
As an added bonus, because of the narrow nature of Hatteras Island's geography, the beach is seldom far away, and accessing the ocean usually entails a quick walk across NC Highway 12, or a leisurely drive to one of the island's many public parking areas. To find a specific home or condo's exact proximity to the ocean, simply review the property's description and map, or contact Outer Beaches Realty and our friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions.
Soundfront vacation rentals are quickly becoming some of the most popular accommodations on the Outer Banks thanks in no small part to their fantastic open water views and incredible water sports access. For a vacation that's filled with gorgeous views, romantic and relaxing sunsets, and some of the best sports on the beach, you'll definitely want to book one of Outer Beaches Realty's premier soundfront vacation homes.