Home Blog 7 Days, 7 Villages: A Week on Hatteras Island: Hatteras Edition


Hatteras is the most southern village on Hatteras Island. Home to the charter boat fishing community, Slash Creek and more, this close-knit village has a lot to offer in the way of things to do.

6:00am: Start your morning with a quick and tasty to-go breakfast from Sonny’s Restaurant

6:15am: Head to the docks for a half day inshore fishing or wreck-diving charter (you will need to arrange this well in advance, especially in the summer months). If you choose the full day offshore charter, pick up the tour at dinner as the boats normally arrive back in around 4:00pm.

12:00pm: Head back to your island sandcastle and get a quick shower after an exciting morning of fishing

1:00pm: Drop by Hatteras Sol Deli for a scrumptious lunch on the deck. While you’re there, enjoy the shops at Stowe on 12. Check out local artisan, Wendy Stowe Sisler and her handmade jewelry at Family Jewels and work your way back around the collection of shops circling the courtyard.

2:15pm: Go as far south as Highway 12 will take you on Hatteras Island and make a stop at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. After a day on the water envision rougher seas and the vessels whose fate found their final resting place in the Graveyard of the Atlantic.

3:45pm: Head back to the docks and follow the trail of the offshore charters that are coming in and inspect all of the day’s catches. You’re sure to see a selection of various species local to Hatteras Island and the waters that surround her.

4:30pm: Pop next door to Lee Robinson’s General Store and browse an eclectic mix of items fit for the whole family. Be sure to hit the upstairs gallery, followed by a soda on their sunset deck overlooking the Pamlico Sound. You’re sure to spot a ferry coming to or from Ocracoke Island on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry line.

5:15pm: You may be exhausted from such an early morning. If so, head back to your sandcastle and grab a quick nap. If not spend some time exploring the beaches of Hatteras Village. There is a public turn-out across from the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, with a ramp next door for those with 4-wheel drive. You can also take a quick trip down Eagle Pass Road onto Flambeau Road. Head all the way to the end and over the beach access. Down near the shore you’ll find another of the Graveyard of the Atlantic’s victims. If you want to keep shopping, try the shops down at Hatteras Landing for a variety of gifts, souvenirs and apparel!

7:30pm: Hatteras Village has a variety of delicious dinner options. Dine at Dinky’s Restaurant, perched above Village Marina and catch a wonderful sunset over an upscale menu. Try something more family friendly and visit Sonny’s Restaurant for a variety of dishes for every palette and appetite (they will also cook your fresh catch for you as long as it has been cleaned). You can also stop by Billfish and try out their fun and tasty margarita bar!