Full of historical significance and scenic natural environments, Hatteras Island welcomes you to enjoy its many views and activities. Experience the coastline, locally-loved restaurants, and the many entertainment options. The beautiful beaches can be used to relax, enjoy extreme watersports, or take a one-of-a-kind horseback ride. Prepare to be charmed by Hatteras Island and its many wonders. 


Beaches on Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island, home of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, is a coastal paradise spanning 70 miles and seven charming villages, making it one of the largest preserved land parcels on the Outer Banks. This enchanting stretch seamlessly weaves together ocean coast, maritime forests, and salty marshland, promising visitors a naturally diverse and visually stunning experience. As a protected haven, it invites all to unwind, swim, and explore amidst the pristine landscapes and soothing sounds of the Atlantic.


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Among the island's treasures is Frisco, a year-round oasis offering breathtaking views with scattered beachside parking for convenience, a fishing line recycling center for eco-conscious beachgoers, and a well-appointed bathhouse. Frisco ensures a delightful experience for all, warmed by the nearby Gulf Stream, this beach is not just a scenic marvel but also a favorite destination for swimming, surfing, kiteboarding, SUPing and many more water sports


Things to Do on Hatteras Island


Discover the vibrant tapestry of activities that Hatteras Island, NC, offers for eager adventurers. For fishing enthusiasts, the Hatteras Fever Sportfishing beckons as the starting point for a thrilling excursion. Alternatively, Captain Stowe Head Boats - Fishing Trips and Scenic Cruises streamlines the charter experience, offering fishing and scenic cruises, perfect for the whole family. Casting a line from the beach with your family is also sure to be a memorable experience. 


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On horseback, explore the untamed coastline with Hatteras Island Horseback Riding, offering family and group packages for an unforgettable equine adventure. And, of course, pay homage to the island's history at the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, an enduring symbol of serenity and the Outer Banks' story. 


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Restaurants on Hatteras Island

With many restaurants in the area, there are endless dining styles and meals to pick from! From locally-sourced seafood to baked goods, Hatteras Island caters to even the pickiest of eaters with its wide variety of options!


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Good Winds Restaurant is a local favorite that presents a menu entirely made from scratch, featuring locally-sourced seafood, tacos, burgers, pasta, and more. Nestled on the second-floor deck, this establishment offers a picturesque sunset view over the water, creating the perfect ambiance for enjoying a meal or drinks.


For an Asian-inspired culinary journey, Boardwok South beckons with its offerings of fresh vegetables, rice, noodles, and various protein options, complemented by a tiki bar providing beer or wine, making it an ideal spot open Monday through Saturday. And, if you're craving delightful baked goods, Muffins and Scones awaits with over 15 varieties of fresh New York-style bagels, pastries, gourmet desserts, and a selection of coffee drinks. Hatteras Island invites you to explore its culinary treasures, ensuring a delightful dining experience for every palate.


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