Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks is a nationally protected seashore featuring unparalleled wildlife viewing and activities near the water. Exploring the beach and maritime forests you`ll see diverse and even threatened species such as sea turtles, the piping plover, and seabeach amaranth. More than 360 species of birds call the barrier island home!
Visit the Pea Island National Wildlife Reserve for public programs during the warm months. Experience nature firsthand by kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard at the wetlands near the Hatteras Island Ocean Center, part of the national scenic byway. All ages will enjoy the interactive museum and marsh walk to get close encounters with animals on land, water, and air. Preserving wildlife and the natural environment on the Outer Banks is just one of the reasons Hatteras Island is a unique trip people return to year after year.
Reach out to our team to discover which vacation home from Outer Beach Realty will get you even closer to the preserves and conservation areas during your North Carolina vacation!