North Carolina’s Outer Banks are one of America’s most spectacular and unique vacation destinations. Spanning over 200 miles and protecting nearly the entire coastline of North Carolina, the barrier island’s mix of rolling sand dunes, beach grasses, and beautiful beaches has been charming visitors and residents for generations. Nestled within this chain of unique islands lies Cape Hatteras, a distinct and close-knit community, bustling with adventure and overflowing with heart. The natural beauty of Hatteras Island is one of the most inspiring and enchanting attributes of this unique coastal destination.
Hatteras Island is perfect for a family vacation destination, a trip with close friends, or a romantic getaway. Activities and events are happening all the time, including art shows, live music and theater…the list goes on and on. Incredible dining options and the freshest seafood you’ll find anywhere are right outside your front door. Come and see for yourself what makes the Outer Banks so unique, and why time spent on Hatteras Island is so special. We encourage you to try out new activities, visit our museums and historic sites, and take in all that the Outer Banks of North Carolina has to offer. Below you will find helpful information on things to do on Hatteras Island, restaurant options, event information, directions, and a list of resources for your vacation.