The United States Government may be shutdown, but Hatteras Island is open for business! Admittedly, it does put a damper on things that our beaches are temporarily closed to ORV use, but the fact that we can walk over to the beach in the villages has made it so that life on the island remains pretty amazing.

The weather this fall has been outstanding and the fishing hasn’t been too bad either. With the state maintained fishing licenses still available, the beach has still been fair game for the fisherman, with folks catching everything from bluefish to drum on the beaches and tuna to dolphin offshore.

The shops and boutiques are still open as well, with lots of fall sales and specials as everyone gears up for the holidays ahead. Be sure to visit our shopping page for a full list of places to get some on-island retail therapy.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar as it is jam-packed with tons of fun for October! Want to get your fitness on while you’re here? The Fessenden Center is offering classes in nearly every village, Monday through Friday. Going to be here for Halloween? There is a very exciting headline event and costume party at Koru Beach Klub, with tickets on sale now or at the door. With everything from art exhibitions to races to the Outer Banks Home Builders Association’s Annual Parade of Homes, October is sure to offer something to fill your fun calendar while visiting Cape Hatteras, so come on down, island life is fine!