There is nothing that really beats the beach in the middle of summer. Temperatures are scorching and nothing is more satisfying than a swim in the deep blue. That being said, exploring Hatteras Island in the fall is decision you certainly won't regret. Obviously, there are a million reasons why--cooler temperatures, smaller crowds, shorter lines, quicker service, lower rates, vibrant sunsets, etc. 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. Check out our gallery below of boo-tiful beach days in the fall on Hatteras Island.