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About Waves North Carolina

The village of Waves is the second town that sits between Rodanthe and Salvo. The quiet beaches and endless ocean to sound views make this a popular spot to vacation. With a name like Waves, its obvious that this is home to some of the best kiteboarding and surfing in the Outer Banks.

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Waves Highlights

  • Bait & Tackle Shops
  • Restaurants & Shopping
  • Double-Duned Secluded Beaches

Best of Waves on the Outer Banks

  • REAL Watersports
  • Kitty Hawk Kites
  • Waves Market & Deli

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Frequently Asked Questions About Waves

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 smaller items there is a Dollar General in Waves.

Watersman’s Bar and Grill- Both young and old will like this beautiful spot to have lunch or dinner on the Pamlico Sound. Watch the kite-boarders launch from Real Kiteboarding. Let the kids run around on the grassy area behind the restaurant. They have both indoor and outdoor seating.

Top Dog Cafe- stop in this super casual restaurant for some great Caribbean cuisine. It is located directly across from the Dairy Queen to cool down with some ice cream after dinner.

Kitty Hawk Kites- offers SUP tours. There is a huge selection of kites and clothing in their largest store on Hatteras Island.

Forbes- Stop in at the Kitty Hawk Kites building for the best hot or cold coffee and pastries.

Hatteras Island Surf Sail (Barton’s)- stop in just behind Dairy Queen and set up for surfing, kite-boarding lessons or windsurfing lessons.

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More about Waves

Waves holds some of the oldest and best surf shops in the area. Vacationers can rent gear or even sign up for camps to learn about different water sports. If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, you’ll be sure to enjoy the charming shops and restaurants here. Whether you want to sunbathe on the quiet, secluded beaches or play in the miles of water, Waves is a true vacation destination.