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Attractions

From endless beaches and rolling waves to local shops and art galleries to hidden history, there's something new to discover on every trip to Hatteras Island, and we're here to help you do just that. Each of the seven villages along Highway 12 has its own unique flavor, but no matter where you stay, there's sure to be plenty of things to do.

Outer Banks Lighthouses & Historic Sites

Outer Banks Lighthouses & Historic Sites

Looking for historic sites and archeological finds on the barrier islands? Lighthouses on Hatteras Island are just some of the iconic and historical beacons featured on North Carolina`s charming Outer Banks. Occupied for more than 1,500 years, Hatteras Island`s storied history and artifacts are left over from the first indigenous people to New World explorers to World War II wreckage and 20th century expansion. Stay near the multitude of historic landmarks with Outer Beaches Realty vacation homes, condos, and pet-friendly cottages!

A trip to the Outer Beaches in not complete without a visit to the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse featuring extensive exhibits at the onsite museum and shop. Excavation sites in Buxton Woods have revealed centuries of Native American artifacts, many of which are on display at the island`s Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center. Visit the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe to learn about the people who diligently worked to rescue travelers on the North Carolina coast, famous for its perilous Diamond Shoals.

Contact us at Outer Beaches Realty to learn more about the best historical sites to visit and availability for your next Hatteras Island vacation.

Outer Banks Marinas & Piers

Outer Banks Marinas & Piers

Experience the freedom of the open water and the thrill of the catch with local experts guiding you to Hatteras Island`s hidden fishing locales. Travelers flock to the Outer Banks for its unparalleled fishing and boating opportunities for offshore angling, including marlin, sailfish, tuna, dolphin and wahoo. You can also take a leisurely approach by bringing the whole family on a full- or half-day charter on historic island-style boats.

You won`t want to miss the feeling of the ocean breeze on your face and salt on your skin! Outfitters are able to secure all the gear and supplies you might need once you arrive. Prefer a stationary place to fish? The island boasts an 850-foot fishing pier ideal for simple casts with incredible scenery. On the south end of the island, find additional dining and shops at the Hatteras Landing marina for a more interactive experience.

Join us at Outer Beaches Really for your fishing trip to find incredible vacation homes on North Carolina`s coastline.

Preserves, Refuges & Conservancies

Preserves, Refuges & Conservancies

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!