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Get Off the Beaten Path During Your Hatteras Island Vacation

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When you have time set aside on the calendar to enjoy a refreshing getaway to Hatteras Island, there are plenty of iconic stops, attractions, and activities to enjoy during your stay. However, if you’re more in the mood for a trip filled with one-of-a-kind adventures, the following three-day itinerary for your Hatteras Island vacation sets you up for a successful off-the-beaten-path journey you won’t soon forget. Whether you make all of these stops or pick and choose a few, it will round out your stay in memorable style no matter when you arrive.

Day 1

Enjoy a delicious breakfast of your choosing in the comfort of your Hatteras Island rental you booked through Midgett Realty on day one of your journey. Once you’re feeling fueled up for the fun ahead, it’s time to set off for a visit to the Blue Pelican Gallery. Owned by Jenn Johnson, this local shop is a gift and souvenir establishment filled with fascinating items to browse and artwork to admire as well. You’ll find the Blue Pelican Gallery between milepost 72 and 72 in Hatteras Village. It’s right next to the Dancing Turtle Coffee shop so once you’ve purchased your items, you can spend some time sipping something savory in good company.

Saddle Up With Equine Adventures

There’s something exceptionally exciting about taking in scenic terrain on horseback and this afternoon, that’s exactly what you’ll get to do when you partner with the team at Equine Adventures. This company pairs riding enthusiasts with experienced guides as you take to the trails and explore the shorelines of Hatteras Island in a brand-new way. While you’re sure to see some iconic landmarks like the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse along the way, the mode of transportation is entirely one-of-a-kind!

Enjoy Time with Tightline Fishing Charters

Later this afternoon and into the evening, enjoy more North Carolina outdoor activities with a custom angling experience out on the water with the team over at Tightline Fishing Charters. Located at Teach’s Lair 58646 NC-12 as of 2023, this recreational outfitter specializes in tailored outings that are suitable for all ages and angling skill levels. If you head out later in the day, you might even catch a great sunset on your way in.

Day 2

The second day of your off-the-beaten-path journey to Hatteras Island starts with some artistic inspiration earned with a stop at the Pea Island Art Gallery. Here, you can browse works by over 100 local and regional artists on display. From watercolors and jewelry to oil paintings and sculpture, the local art here might just have you longing to sit down and put your own skills to work.

Get into Nature

While many travelers are drawn to the beaches of Hatteras Island, it’s also a great place to enjoy time hiking. This afternoon, head over to the Buxton Woods Trail and in no time at all, you’ll feel transported to another world entirely. Far from any hustle and bustle, this trail showcases diverse maritime forests, lush ecosystems, and a plethora of bird species to observe along the way.

Make Time for a Museum

The last stop on your list for day two is time well spent at the Frisco Native American Museum. This non-profit educational foundation hosts a variety of exhibits and displays to explore that tell the story of tribes that called Hatteras Island home long before settlers arrived. There are artifacts and photographs to check out as well as cultural memorabilia to discover.

Day 3

The last day of your Hatteras Island stay starts with some adrenaline-pumping fun. Today, you’ll be trying kiteboarding in one of the premier kiteboarding destinations in the world! Whether you’re entirely new to the sport or you’ve mastered it, kiteboarding is a must when you’re here. There are plenty of PASA-certified schools in the area where you can take lessons and then afterward, make sure to stop at the Waves Village Watersports Resort to see some of the professionals putting their skills to work.

Learn More About Mysteries Below the Waves

Once you’ve conquered the waves, you’ll learn more about the mysteries below them after lunch. Your off-the-beaten-path journey to Hatteras Island ends at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum which is free to visit and is found near the ferry docks to Ocracoke Island. This museum tells the story of more than 600 shipwrecks that sit below the water off the coast of Hatteras Island. Dangerous Diamond Shoals have led to many ship’s demise and the museum covers some of the most infamous wrecks while displaying Coast Guard and wreck artifacts as well. While the stop is popular, what you learn is mysterious and new with every visit which is what makes this a one-of-a-kind addition to your off-the-beaten-path itinerary.

Book Your Getaway Today

Take time to unwind, relax, and enjoy life to the fullest during your Hatteras Island vacation. When you do, Midgett Realty will make sure you have beautiful and inviting accommodations to match. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting property options available and to start planning.