We all love those beautiful days at the beach, playing in the ocean, building sandcastles, and beachcombing, but while living on an island we can't always predict the weather. Rainy days on Hatteras Island can be a fun adventure, too; getting to explore things you may have never seen before, visiting the local shops, or just being able to enjoy the tranquility of the island. So whatever you heart desires, on a rainy day there is something for everyone - no matter the weather!
There are so many great local shops that make for a perfect rainy day idea while on Hatteras Island. The local art shops are all unique from one another, with amazing pieces of work created by our local artists, artisans, photographers, and craft persons. They all have such amazing artistic talents; don't be surprised if you leave with a new piece of art to take home!. You know you can't leave without bringing home some souvenirs to remember your Hatteras Island vacation by. There are so many gift and souvenir shops up and down the island that it's hard to just go in a few.
Browse the many surf shops up and check out the latest in apparel trends. Ever thought about giving watersports a try? Talk with the local watersports experts for tips and advice, and maybe sign up for a lesson; the rain will subside in no time! Would you rather relax and unwind on a rainy day? No worries! Grab a good book and a cup of coffee, curl up next to the window, and enjoy a peaceful afternoon. After all, you're on vacation.
Although Hatteras is most known for its pristine beaches, the rainy day activities list goes on. Browse for your next Hatteras Island vacation, venture out on the nature trail, take a class at the local art shops and create a piece of jewlery to take home with you.
Discover the rich history of the Outer Banks and explore the Native American Museum & the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. Take a tour of the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, and make a rainy day climb up the Cape Hatteras LIghthouse. Rainy days are a perfect time to travel north for a day trip to visit the Wright Brothers Memorial, Jockey's Ridge State Park, North Carolina Aquarium, and much more. Lastly, end your day with a family dinner at a local seafood restaurant and taste some of the most delicious fresh seafood in the world. You won't be disappointed! By this time, the rain will have cleared and you will be back on the beach for more fun in the sun!