The best fishing on the East Coast can be found on Hatteras Island in the southernmost community, Hatteras Village. You'll find numerous charter boats that offer abundant sport fishing in the Pamlico Sound or the Gulf Stream of the Atlantic Ocean only 15 miles away.
Need directions? Find your way from any area here.
Directions to the Waves Office: As you leave Nags Head, this office is located 25.7 miles South of the traffic light at the intersection of the US 158 Bypass and Highway 12 South at Whalebone Junction. The office is located on the east side of Highway 12, just north of the United States Post Office in Waves. The Waves Office is located between mile markers 41 and 42.
Directions to the Avon Office: As you leave Nags Head, this office is located 40.7 miles south of the traffic light at the intersection of the US 158 Bypass and Highway 12 South at Whalebone Junction. Once you arrive in Avon, pass through the first traffic light, then turn left at the third street past the traffic light onto Tigrone Blvd. The Avon Office is located between mile markers 55 and 56.
Directions to the Hatteras Office: As you leave Nags Head, this office is located 57.5 miles South of the traffic light at the intersection of the US 158 Bypass and Highway 12 South at Whalebone Junction. The Hatteras Office is located between mile markers 71 and 72.
1. Hatteras Island Ocean Center:
-Nature walks and fun exhibits inside
-Enjoy a scoop at the Happy Belly ice cream shop located at the center
2. Graveyard of the Atlantic
3. Hatteras Island Horseback Riding
4. Parasailing and Jet Ski rentals at oden's dock
1. Putter around town Hatteras style! Rent a golf cart from Water Boys or Austins
2. Join the local fire department for a Saturday Night fish Fry
3. Enjoy a free concert at village landings (Thursday and Friday nights)
4. Buy a piece of Hatteras Island from a local artist (Sea worthy gallery, blue pelican gallery)
5. Visit Lee Robinson's General Store
6. Reserve a fishing trip at Oden's Dock
-The Dancing Turtle
-Scratch made snackery
We understand that safety is a top priority when you're on vacation and finding a beach with a lifeguard might be #1 in your book. There are 2 beaches on Hatteras Island with lifeguards, Buxton & Frisco.
Buxton: The lifeguard station is located at the old lighthouse beach.
Frisco: You can find beach access with bathhouse on the left-hand side between Frisco & Hatteras. This access has bathrooms, restrooms, water fountains, showers, and lifeguards.
Lifeguards are on duty seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Don’t worry if you don't have a boat catch some of the best fish straight from the beach. Stop by the local marina late in the afternoon to see the day's catch displayed along the docks, including dolphin, wahoo, tuna and king mackerel. Billfish such as blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish are normally tagged and released. Hatteras Village is home to many local restaurants. If fishing isnt your forte, water activities are unlimited. Swim, canoe, windsurf and more right on the Pamlico Sound. At the southern end of Highway 12, Guests can visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum or take the free ferry to Ocracoke for a day trip. With popular world-renowned fishing and other activities and the small community charm, Hatteras Village is the perfect escape.