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The year-round sunny and warm climate of North Carolina and the Outer Banks region, added to the sand, sun, water, and fun of the area make it an ideal destination for your 2024 vacation. There are several islands to choose from as your ultimate destination, but Hatteras Island has plenty of fun activities for everyone. There is a myriad of Hatteras Island things to do and see to create a 2024 escape for you and your loved ones to look forward to, as well as look back on for years to come.


An island escape, any time of year, means time on the beach! Whether you come at the peak of heat in July, or save your trip for the cooler winter months, there are ways you can spend as much time as you please out in the sun. Enjoy the many beach activities Hatteras Island has to offer. Lay out in the sun and sunbathe, get some exercise with a walk, or run on the sand, build sandcastles with the kids, or settle under your beach umbrella with a picnic or a good book.

Water Activities

In addition to the many “on land” beach activities that attract you and your traveling companions to Hatteras Island, there is an array of fun water sports to enjoy, too. Paddle your way through calmer waters on a stand-up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. You’ll want to head toward the pristine marshes and wildlife sanctuaries around the island. If you’re looking for an adrenaline boost or have a need for speed as well as water, take off on a jet ski. For a unique and memorable water experience in 2024, learn to “hang 10” with surfing or windsurfing lessons with certified instructors.

Avon Fishing Pier

Satisfy the anglers of the group and make sure they get some time during your 2024 vacation to cast a line. The pier stretches a lengthy 665 feet out into the Atlantic, and every inch is a unique fishing experience. Fishing off the end is bound to net you some interesting catches you won’t find closer to shore. It is one of two operating piers on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the other being Rodanthe Pier. Daily hours are 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Beach Horseback Ride

Whether you and your loved ones are seasoned equestrians back home, or your 2024 trip to Hatteras Island will mark your first time on a horse, make the beautiful backdrop of the beach and Atlantic Ocean a “trail” ride to remember. Wander down the sandy beaches on horseback on the guided tour. When making reservations, be prepared to provide ages, height, and weight of riders. It will help pair you and all your traveling companions with the horse most appropriate for their needs.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

It’s a landmark that shouldn’t be missed! Make a stop at the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The black and white structure protects sailors from one of the most hazardous sections on the entire Atlantic Coast. The green area around the lighthouse is always open to the public, but the iconic stair climb is currently closed to the public due to restoration efforts.

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Head to nearby Bodie Island for a unique way to get your steps in. The 219-step indoor spiral staircase of the island’s lighthouse can be challenging: it’s the equivalent of climbing a ten-story building! The payoff is breathtaking views of Roanoke Sound. Tickets can be purchased online. Please arrive at least five minutes before your scheduled time. Guests must be at least 42” tall and no more than 260 pounds for a safe climb.

Hatteras Island Ocean Center

Learn more about the ocean surrounding Hatteras Island on your 2024 island adventure. The center is part of the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, a beautiful drive stretching across Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands, Down East, and the Pamlico Sound. The center is within walking distance of central Hatteras Village. Enjoy activities like a kayak nature tour, “Turtle Patrol” – where you’ll learn about the area’s sea turtles and view active nests. Find out more about birding in the Outer Banks, and other aspects of the unique ecosystem.

Hatteras Weather Bureau Station

Built in 1901, the historic wood-frame structure was active as the area’s primary weather station until 1946. While active, the station provided data on conditions in the Atlantic Ocean from a fixed location and farther into the ocean environment than any other on the Atlantic Coast at the time. After active operation ended, the station saw several uses: a living quarters for Weather Bureau personnel and a research station by many of North Carolina’s universities investigating “concerning” marine invertebrates.

Fun Hatteras Island Things to Do in 2024

Start planning your perfect getaway to Hatteras Island for 2024 and book a vacation rental on Hatteras Island with Midgett Realty. Choose from a cozy 1-bedroom for a solo or sweetheart trip, all the way up to a sprawling 10-bedroom mansion for a trip that includes the all of your loved ones.

Prepare any meal or snack of the day in the fully equipped kitchen. After a day of fun, retreat to a private bedroom for some rest and relaxation.

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