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Salty Reflections of Hatteras Island

Woman reflecting on the beach

They say there's a difference between vacationing somewhere and staying somewhere. When you choose to stay somewhere you immerse yourself in the local culture and you learn what life would be like if you lived there year-round. We hope all who come to Hatteras Island get the chance to stay with us, to experience this beautiful island and all its proclivities. We want our reflections of life on Hatteras to serve as a starting point for you to plan your stay at one of our properties. Don't forget to check out all of the fun activities while you're here!

Photo Credit: Jody Chudzik

Fall From the Hatteras Island Local’s Perspective:

When you’re born and raised on Hatteras Island, you experience life a little differently than most. Not just in the small-town way, that is both charming and intimidating, but in a cyclical manner of extremes. From Easter to Thanksgiving,

2020 feels very much like The Upside Down. Our surroundings look the same, but everything is very, very different. For those of you who didn’t binge watch the Netflix sci-fi series, “Stranger Things”, The Upside Down is basically a parallel universe where everything is just that, upside down or opposite.

Living on Island Time

Have you ever been to the Native American Museum? Have you ever been to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the nation's tallest? Have you ever been to a maritime forest? Do you know what a maritime forest is? Have you swam in the ocean? Felt the white Carolina sand between your toes?

Beautiful Beach Days on Hatteras Island

The deal is, we know we can go through the list and talk until we're blue in the face, but if you haven't experienced the fall on the island yourself, nothing will come close to explaining its grandeur...but we'll try with a picture. Or two.

Day at the Docks 2016

Saturday, September 17th, marked the 12th Annual Day at the Docks, a festival in Hatteras Village that celebrates the watermen of Hatteras Island.

Pamlico Sound from Highway 12 in Hatteras Village

February is generally the coldest month on Hatteras Island, but this year has been fairly warm with temperatures in the 50's and 60's. Sunny days have brought islanders and guests outside to play, getting an early start on Spring's rejuvenating work.