Americans have always had a special place in their heart for the open road. It symbolizes adventure and freedom, both of which are captured beautifully along NC 12. This two-lane road winds through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore – the country’s first National Seashore – and connects the seven villages of Hatteras Island with the Outer Banks beach towns north of Oregon Inlet. The culture and natural sights along NC 12 are some of the country’s finest, which explains why it is an American Scenic Byway, one of only 150 in the U.S.
This spring, take a drive on Hatteras Island. Experience NC 12 aka The Outer Banks Scenic Byway in all its glory. Stop in along the way at a host of family-owned restaurants and stores. Hatteras hospitality is second to none! Hope to see you on the open road!