About Salvo North Carolina

Salvo is the quietest and most southern of the tri-villages. If you're dreaming of uninterrupted beach and family time, this is the perfect spot. Activities here are all about the water. Vacationers can enjoy calm, shallow sound waters perfect for paddleboarding or kayaking or take surf lessons at the beach.

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Salvo Highlights

  • Salvo Day-Use Area
  • Pea Island Art Gallery
  • Old Salvo Post Office

Best of Salvo on the Outer Banks

  • Secluded Beaches
  • Watersports Activities
  • Top-notch Fishing

Learn More About Traveling to Salvo

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 is located between mile markers 41 and 42.

Stay in a "Beach Gear Included" home and enjoy $250 worth of beach gear with your stay! See beach gear included homes

If you're looking for items not included with VayK Gear visit > Ocean Atlantic Rentals - located right across from our office in Waves!

Frequently Asked Questions About Salvo

Food Lion, the island’s only major grocery store. It is located in the Hatteras Island shopping plaza at the 2nd stop light in Avon. You may also like to visit Conner’s Supermarket. It is a small family owned and operated grocery story located in Buxton just South of the Osprey Plaza. For small items there is a Dollar General in Waves.


Beach accesses are located throughout Salvo, at the end of virtually every oceanfront street. There are parking areas and beach access ramps just south of town. For sound side access use the Day Use area just south of town.

It is home to the 2nd smallest post office in the U.S. at a whopping 8x12 ft

The Pea Island Art Gallery showcases regional artist

Pets are allowed along the entire National Seashore year-round provided they are on a 6' leash at all times. Also, please clean up after your pet.

Salvo Map - Explore the Outer Banks

More about Salvo

Another popular thing to do is rent vehicles to drive on the beach just be sure to get a permit and check the allowed areas. While there arent many shopping options in Salvo, there are places that carry the essentials needed for your retreat. If youre in need of a quiet, relaxing, distraction-free escape, Salvo is calling your name.