With a large selection of Hatteras Island beach vacation homes perched in some of the best locations, Hatteras Realty has the right beach vacation home at the right price for your budget!
Whether you're lured by the world-class fishing or the fabulous East Coast beaches, Hatteras Island has plenty to offer: swimming, surfing, kiteboarding and fishing opportunities exist around nearly every corner. Cast your sights on more than 70 miles of pristine Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Hatteras Island is simply a one-of-a-kind place, and Hatteras Realty is a one-of-a-kind Outer Banks vacation rental company.
When you need a shorter getaway, many of our homes and condos accept partial-week bookings. Check for availability, and call our Reservations staff at 1-800-428-8372 to book your stay or get more information.
Our three convenient, full-service offices in Hatteras, Avon, and Waves are staffed with eager and knowledgeable Hatteras Realty professionals seven days a week. PLUS, Every Hatteras Realty vacation includes our famous Club Hatteras amenities package of heated Jr. Olympic pool, bath house and playground at no additional charge.Read More
Hatteras Island is an excellent vacation destination with miles of sandy beaches, world-class fishing, fresh seafood, countless watersport activities, and a relaxing island vibe. When you plan your trip to Hatteras Island, you are entering a world of family oriented activities and events your whole family will enjoy and remember for years to come. Come discover Hatteras and everything the island has to offer.
Take the stress out of vacation planning with this ready-to-go guide to spending a week on Hatteras Island, North Carolina in the popular Outer Banks. Strike the perfect balance between downtime and "go" time with our day-by-day itinerary, followed by a directory in the back. And, be sure to check out our free online Hatteras Visitor's Guide for a list of area attractions, local surf shops, ice cream parlors and more!
People of all ages are drawn to the sport for its ease of access, simple equipment, excellent core exercise potential and endless learning curve. From paddling the flat water of lakes and rivers to surfing the beach breaks and point breaks of the world, stand-up paddleboarding is a sport that almost anyone can enjoy.
Learn More >
Cape Hatteras is known around the world as the land of the kiteboarding downwinders. Seventy miles of unlimited access to the water, both soundside and Oceanside, allow riders to pick and choose their perfect-length run. Come harness the power of the prevailing south westerly wind!
Learn More >
Rising from their long journey in the Atlantic, and building steep faces and white creamy tops, are some of the best waves along the Atlantic seaboard. Surfers, body surfers, boogie boarders and children with rafts ride these faces and experience the thrill of riding the wild surf.
Learn More >
Whether you're in search of a calm sunset tour or an overnight kayaking adventure, no matter where you are on Hatteras Island, you'll have plenty of opportunities to grab a paddle and start cruising. Ideal for all ages, sound kayaking is one of the most popular sports on the Outer Banks and it's easy to find a launching point for your paddle. The biggest draw to kayaking in the sound is the relaxing pace and the natural setting.
Learn More >
Cape Hatteras is known around the world as the land of downwinders. With some of the consistently best wind and water conditions on the East Coast, and miles of water to cruise on, it's no wonder that windsurfers from around the world come to the Outer Banks to break out the sails, lean back, and enjoy the ride. Seventy miles of unlimited access to the water, both soundside and Oceanside, allow riders to pick and choose their perfect length run and the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound makes this location ideal for both beginners and pros.
Learn More >
In the waters that surround North Carolina's barrier islands, a wealth of sea life as diverse as anywhere else in the world awaits your discovery. Trout flourish in Pamlico Sound, red drum feed in the Atlantic surf and the greatest sport fishes — marlin, tuna, dolphin, and sailfish teem in our off shore waters. To experience this pleasure of fishing and viewing, you need only to chart a course for our shores.
Learn More >
Hatteras Island beaches offer wide swathes of crystal white sand, perfect for sunbathing, shelling and surf fishing. And with some of the warmest waters in the Outer Banks, Hatteras draws active vacationers to its shores for surfing, kiteboarding and windsurfing.
Learn More >
Outer Banks Lighthouses
Generations of seaborne travelers and mariners have sought the comfort of these beacons' reassuring light as they navigated perilous channels and shoals that mark the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Perhaps that is why Outer Banks lighthouses, among the tallest in America, have come to serve as beacons of hope and inspiration.
Learn More >
The Lost Colony
In 1587, 20 years prior to the colony at Jamestown, 116 men, women, and children struggled for existence in the wilderness and vanished without a trace. Their disappearance remains one of the great mysteries of history. No clue of this thriving community has ever been found, save for the eerie carving upon the bark of an old, twisted oak: "Croatan." It is the saga known as The Lost Colony. The play is produced at historic Waterside Theater on Roanoke Island.
Learn More >
Wright Brothers Memorial
Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk is a shrine to aviation buffs — a must-see while on the Outer Banks. Learn about the principles of flight, the lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the Outer Bankers who welcomed and assisted them and the Wright Flyer. Be sure to hike up to the top of the hill — the view is definitely worth the effort.
Learn More >
Standing silhouetted against the sunset in Nags Head is a giant sand dune, the tallest pile of sand along the east coast. At one time the north banks were covered with a series of dune fields like Jockey's Ridge. Experience hang gliding, kite flying or just rolling in the sand in these last remnants of what the Banks used to be.
Learn More >
Approximately 700 people call Ocracoke Island home. Accessible only by ferry, a day trip to Ocracoke includes Southern hospitality, unique shopping and wonderful seafood in its restaurants. The Hatteras Inlet ferry ride is free and promises 60 minutes of fun, excitement and restful contemplation.
Learn More >
North Carolina Aquarium
The seas around the Outer Banks teem with a large variety of marine life. Unfortunately, many visitors never have the opportunity to witness this varied ecosystem in action. The North Carolina State Aquarium on Roanoke Island provides the opportunity to encounter sharks and sting rays, puffer fish and puppy drum, large moray eels and schools of small mackerel. It is an adventure that those of all ages may enjoy. There are touch tanks for children, interactive computer displays, and even alligators.
Learn More >
More Hatteras ActivitiesRead More
What better time to save on an Outer Banks vacation than right now? Grab a great vacation deal with money-saving offers on Hatteras Island lodging, including savings on oceanfront rentals, soundside homes and pet-friendly rentals at the beach. Book your stay today, and be on Hatteras Island in no time!Read More
Hatteras Island Property Management
Are you interested in joining the Hatteras Realty family? Our well established rental program promotes your property in many ways. Our main focus is the care we give to you, your property, and your vacationing guests. This effort is reflected both in our owner retention and our repeat guest rentals. Our goal is to not only maintain the quality of your vacation home but to consistently increase your yearly rental income as well.
Hatteras Realty is a performance oriented company. You can expect a higher average number of booked weeks at higher rental rates per week, more so than any other company on Hatteras Island. This is due in part to the access our guests have to our pool and tennis facility, Club Hatteras. Our intention was to create a resort-like atmosphere for our rental guests and homeowners.The best news of all is that it is 100% FREE to both you and all of your rental guests.
There are those who say they can get it done for you. Hatteras Realty says, "We are already doing it." We hope you will join the fun at Hatteras Realty!
Hatteras Realty understands what it means to be a partner. We also understand that true partnerships draw on each other’s strengths to be better than ourselves.
As vacation rentals continue to expand their market share of the hospitality industry, Hatteras Realty’s partnership with Wyndham Destinations positions us as the strongest property management team on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Wyndham Destinations gives us and our owners exclusive access to regional market insights, industry best practices and a global marketing reach. While our core management unit and local staff have remained in place for more than 30 years, our Wyndham partners have now expanded and improved our overall team exponentially. When local expertise and longevity join forces with global knowledge and insight, a clear leader emerges. Hatteras Realty is proud to represent the largest and most diverse inventory of properties on Hatteras Island.
Our local staff is able to provide top-tier “Count on Me” customer service to clients as a result of consistent training and access to the industry’s leading software and technology. With the assistance of Wyndham Destination’s staff recruiting resources and Human Resources support services, Hatteras Realty has built the largest service team on Hatteras Island. Twelve months a year, we are committed to hosting the best vacations on the Outer Banks.
Housekeeping and Inspections
First impressions are lasting impressions. Hatteras Realty is committed to providing guests and owners with a high standard of property cleanliness and appearance. All of our housekeepers and inspectors undergo an extensive training process and consistent follow up throughout the season. We are a member of the Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP) and lead the way toward establishing and maintaining a professional cleaning standard for the Outer Banks.
Hatteras Realty has the largest maintenance team on Hatteras Island, enabling us to address maintenance concerns from one end of the island to the other, 7 days a week and 24 hours a day for emergencies. In addition to our team of field technicians, we provide maintenance coordinators and dispatchers for arranging vendor services and routine maintenance repairs.
Pool & Spa
Having the ability to provide in-house pool and spa service makes all the difference to guests and owners. While we welcome our owners to work with a number of qualified professional pool and spa companies on the Island, we are also pleased to be able to offer this service in house as well, giving guests and owners the comfort that we are just one phone call away. Hatteras Realty can provide quotes for new spas, installation, services and accessories. Visit our HRI Spas page for more information.
Our revenue management strategy supports our local expertise by drawing on overall industry booking trends to correctly position and merchandise your property to most effectively meet consumer demand. Local marketing efforts are backed and expanded to reach more than 500,000 new potential guests via the Wyndham Vacation Rental network.
Becoming An Online Travel Agency “Superhost”
As bookings from sites such as VRBO and AirBnB will continue to rise, we recognize the need to cultivate relationships and expand opportunities. We leverage the bulk purchasing power of our worldwide hospitality brand to increase your home’s exposure and welcome new guests to Hatteras Island.
Natural Disaster Preparedness
Hurricanes are a fact of life on Hatteras Island. Hatteras Realty has an established plan to secure property while continuing to service guest and owner questions and concerns. With the Wyndham off-site call center available to take additional call volume during times of distress, our local staff is able to focus on preparing your property and our community for any pending weather event.
For all property management inquires please contact John Stevenson at 800-428-8372 x245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See what a few of our homeowner's are saying:
"My husband Jim and I are the owners of Hokie-HI and we are in our second rental season with Hatteras Realty. We just added another house on Tarpon Lane called Catch of the Day to your program. I want to thank you and your staff for looking out for the owners and guests. I especially want to commend Marianne O'Neal and Cheryl Nye. Both ladies have helped us tremendously as we navigate the rental house process. Hatteras Realty is by far the best rental company on Hatteras Island and we appreciate everything you do for us." —Marcia Grubbs (Hokie HI)
"Its amazing how only a few hours after the bridge was open Hatteras Realty was able to check tenants in after a Category 2 hurricane. The staff at Hatteras really came together as a team and put in a true effort in getting things in order as fast as possible in order to minimize losses. The communication I received before during and after the storm was crucial in getting repairs started and finished prior to the opening. The damage reports I received right after the storm passing shows how dedicated the staff was in putting their job and their homeowners first above their own needs. The difference between Hatteras Realty and its competitors in response to this storm was noticeable. Some companies practically closed due to shortages of staff and left there homeowners with no communication. The difference in having local staff willing to stay and work through a mandatory evacuation really made a difference. Hats off to all its staff members that stayed and put in the extra time to keep my houses up and running during the height of the rental season." —Chris Sunda (Pelican's Pad, Coral Castle, Heaven's Gate, Blue Waters, Spritsail)Read More
Local Events on Hatteras Island, Outer Banks
9th Annual Paddle Palooza
May 25, 2019
OceanAir Sports, 39450 NC Hwy 12, Avon, NC 27915
Whether it’s your first time on a standup paddleboard or you’re a seasoned race pro, join us for the 9th Annual OBX Paddle Palooza at OceanAir Sports in Avon. This one-day event will be filled with men’s, women’s, and kids' stand up paddle board races, making this event fun for the whole family!
Frank & Fran's 2nd Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament
May 25-27, 2019
Frank & Fran's Bait & Tackle 40210 NC Hwy 12 Avon NC 27915
The 2nd Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament hosted by Frank & Fran's Bail & Tackle in Avon NC. The tournament will have various categories for anglers to enter, such as biggest fish, most fish, and more. Please visit Frank & Frank's website for additional details.
8th Annual Shore Break 5K & Tide Pool Fun Run
May 27, 2019 - 8:00 am
Koru Beach Klub, 40127 NC Hwy 12, Avon, NC 27915
Run through Kinnakeet Shores on gorgeous Cape Hatteras, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The race terrain will keep you entertained the entire 3.1 miles along paved roads winding through beautiful Kinnakeet Shores, wooden bridges, boardwalks, beach walkways, and a quick dash over the dunes to the finish. The race culminates with an unbelievable view of the Atlantic Ocean and a post race party with pancake breakfast and Carolina Brewery beers for runners over 21 years of age. Run, jog or walk, all are welcome! Come celebrate Cape Hatteras and give back to a great community! All proceeds from this event will go toward the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund. The Shore Break 5K will be held at 8am and the Tide Pool Fun Run on the beach will immediately follow the 5K at 9am.
Rip Current Hazard & Beach Safety Class
9:30 am Mondays, Memorial Day - Labor Day
Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, 48103 NC Hwy 12, Buxton NC 27920
Hatteras Island Rescue Squad will be hosting a Rip Current Hazard & Beach Safety Class every Monday at 9:30am from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This class is FREE and open to all visitors and residents. During the class you will learn about rip currents, ocean safety, survival practices, beach dangers, jellyfish stings. fish hooks and other injuries. All classes will be held at the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad in Buxton.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Weekly Programs
Daily, Memorial Day - Labor Day
Cape Hatteras Visitors Center - Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
The National Park Services hosts various events and talks throughout the week. All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted. Some programs do require pre-registration.
Rock the Cape
May 27 - June 14, 2019
Various Locations on Hatteras Island
Celebrate the artistic community on Hatteras Island May 27-June 14 at Dare County Arts Council’s 7th Annual Rock The Cape Festival.
- Monday, May 27th: 10am - 4pm: Island Art Show @ Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo Community Buildling - Local artisans & crafters - Music by Rory
- Friday, June 14th: 6pm: Rock the Cape Concert Featuring The Chong Band @ REAL Watersports - The Chong Band is a surf rock ensable from Virgina Beach. Tickets: $5/Advance,$10/Door - FREE/Kids 12 & Under - Tickets can be purchased online at www.Realwatersports.com/pages/music and www.RockTheCapeOBX.com as well as inside REAL Watersports’ flagship store.
- Additional art-inspired happenings are scheduled in Avon, Buxton, & Hatteras Village during the week, including book signings, live music, art workshops, and the Rock the Cape Art Gallery Tour! You can find a full schedule of art happenings on the Rock the Cape website.
This project is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
For more information about Rock The Cape, visit www.RockTheCapeOBX.com or www.DareArts.org/rockthecape or call (252) 473-5558.
Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.
2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational
June 1-7, 2019
REAL Watersports, 25706 NC Hwy 12, Waves, NC 27982
Featuring the world’s most influential kiteboarders, the 13th Annual Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational runs June 1st - 7th, 2019 at REAL Watersports in Waves. Invited Riders, Wildcard Winners and Open Winners compete on slider and kicker features in the 100% park format — showcasing the planet’s most progressive kiteboarding action for a full week. Along with competitions, the week includes live music, meet-n-greet the athletes, and the annual Sunset Swim Charity Fashion Show. Full line up of events are posted to the website below.
Hatteras Village Fish Fry
5:00pm Saturdays, June 1 - August 31, 2019
Hatteras Village Volunteer Fire Department, NC Hwy 12, Hatteras, NC 27943
Each Saturday afternoon between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Everyone is invited to a meal featuring the best fried trout, mackerel and blue fish that can be found on the island. Feast on locally-caught fried fish, as well as hush puppies, coleslaw, and potato salad. Carry-out or eat in. $9/adults, $6/kids 12 and under, $1 homemade deserts. This event is sponsored by the Ladies Fire Auxiliary and the proceeds go to help local organizations such as the Civic Association, local churches, and the food pantry. Hatteras Village has been hosting this fun fish fry on Saturdays for the last 60 years, so come take part in this great local tradition. Hatteras Village Volunteer Fire Station- Hatteras Fish Fry- 5pm 'til there is no more fish!
7:00pm Wednesdays, June 1-September 30, 2019
Cape Hatteras Angler's Club, 47231 Light Plant Rd., Buxton, NC 27920
The Club holds Bingo games on Wednesday evenings. Games are held every week during the summer season: June through September. During the off-season, games are twice monthly in October, November, March, April and May, and monthly in December, January and February. Games start promptly at 7 pm and end around 10 or 10:30 pm. During the very busy summer season, please arrive early (by 6:30 is strongly recommended) because the hall fills quickly and participation is limited to 150 people. Well behaved children are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum cost to play is $8 for one packet to play all regular games. The proceeds from Bingo help fund the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Scholarship fund. The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club takes great pride in annually awarding a minimum of $7,000 in scholarships (both two & four year institutions) to graduating seniors of the Cape Hatteras High School. The Cape Hatteras Angler's Club is located at the end of Light Plant Rd (across Hwy 12 from Conner's Supermarket) in Buxton.
61st Annual Big Rock Tournament
June 7-15, 2019
Hatteras Village Docks
The 61st Annual Big Rock Tournament is a non-profit fishing tournament donating over 2 million dollars to charity to date. Total release Sailfish competition includes categories for Blue and White Marlin. Visit the Big Rock website for full event details and registration.
Full Moon Tours
June 17, July 16, August 15, September 14, 2019/>
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse 46368 Lighthouse Rd., Buxton, NC 27920/>
The National Park Service provides visitors the unique opportunity to climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at night under the light of the full moon. Full Moon Tours are a great way to experience this historic structure as the light keepers would have on their nightly watches. Rangers guiding the tours will share stories of keepers of old and give climbers a rare peak at the working light in the lantern room. On a clear night, the full moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean is a breathtaking site. This tour may be cancelled if weather conditions are unsafe (i.e., high winds, storms, and/or lightning in the area). Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance online through www.recreation.gov, starting at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time, three days prior to the tour date. Tickets are $8 per adult, and $4 for children (15 and under) and seniors (62 and older). The number of visitors on each tour is limited—it is best to purchase your ticket early.
Prior to purchasing tickets, consider your own limitations and those of your group. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has 257 steps from the ground to the balcony level—equal to climbing a 12-story building. The lighthouse is tall, dark, often hot and humid, and can be a challenge to climb. There is no air conditioning or internal lights.
Children must be at least 42"" tall and will be measured prior to climbing. Children must be capable of climbing all steps on their own. Keep in mind that some children may not enjoy the dark, sometimes claustrophobic environment. Children 11 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult who is 16 years of age or older. No person may be lifted or carried. Running, jumping, or stomping on stairs and landings is not allowed. Do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew tobacco in the lighthouse. No pets, other than service animals will be allowed.Do not arrive in heels over 1.5 inches high or with bare feet. Leave umbrellas in your car. Backpacks, tripods, coolers, beach bags, and other bulky items also need to be left in your car. Throwing any object off of the lighthouse is unsafe and may get you in big trouble!
Avon Farmer's Market
Tuesdays, June 18-September 3, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Koru Beach Klub, 41027 NC Hwy 12, Avon, NC 27915
The Avon Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Beach Klub. Vendors will offer local produce, local baked goods, and handmade crafts/jewelry for sale.
Koru Beach Klub's Music by the Beach
Thursdays, June 20-August 15, 2019
Koru Beach Klub, 40920 NC Hwy 12, Avon, NC 27915
The Beach Klub will be rocking every Thursday night this summer with your favorite musical stylings! Come listen to live music while enjoying the view and cool ocean breezes.
Volunteer Beach Cleanup
June 22, 2019
8:00 am - Noon
Old Lighthouse Site Parking Lot, Lighthouse Rd Buxton NC 27920
On June 22, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) will host drop-in volunteer beach cleanup efforts.
The Seashore will host volunteer beach cleanup events at the following locations:
- Coquina Beach Access on Bodie Island (meet park staff at the bathhouse)
- Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Site on Hatteras Island (meet park staff in the parking lot)
- Ocracoke Beach Access (meet park staff in the parking lot)
Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian.
Concurrent with the Seashore events, NCBBA members will be stationed at the park’s off-road vehicle ramps where visitors can obtain trash bags for collecting litter during their visit. Participants are asked to deposit the trash bags at the ramp entrance for collection.
All participants and volunteers are encouraged to bring leather gloves, water, snacks and sunscreen. Please wear appropriate clothing, such as closed-toe shoes and hats.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association look forward to seeing you on June 22!
Save the Date! Another beach cleanup event will be held September 21, 2019.
60th Annual Hatteras Marlin Club Tournament
June 23-29, 2019
Hatteras Marlin Club, 57174 Saxon Cut Dr., Hatteras, NC 27943
The Hatteras Marlin Club hosts this annual Hatteras Island tournament. All tournament rules are based off of the rule-set for the IGFA (International Game Fish Association). The event features evening cook-outs and cocktail parties each night, daily activities for the kids, music, dancing, and a champagne breakfast to cap off the event. Visit the Hatteras Marlin Club website for addtional details and event schedule.
20th Anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Move
July 1, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
An event 20 years in the making!
The National Park Service is partnering with the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and Outer Banks Forever to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move.
Join us for an event featuring a variety of keynote speakers, representing a wide range of hands-on experiences with the monumental undertaking, as well as a candid panel discussion with scientific experts, local community members, and contractors responsible for the actual move.
Following the formal event, please join Park Rangers and members of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society for a guided walk along the move path.
The event is free to the public and will take place on site at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
Hatteras 5K Race Series
Mondays, July 8-August 12, 2019
Sun Realty Parking Lot, 41838 NC Hwy 12, Avon, NC 27915
It’s summertime on the Outer Banks. Start your morning right by adding fun and fitness to your vacation. Enjoy a flat, fast-paced run/walk through beautiful Kinnakeet Shores in Avon, NC, part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Everyone receives a t-shirt, unique finisher medal, chip timing, and trophy awards to the fastest male and female in the Overall and Masters brackets. A light post-race breakfast and refreshments will be provided at the finish line by The Shore Chef.
Cost: Adult 5k $38; Teen 13-17 $33; Active Military Veteran $35; 12 & Under $28
Online Registration: https://www.theobxrunningcompany.com/hatteras-5k-run-avon.html
Packet Pickup/Early Registration: Race day packet pickup and walk-up registration is race morning from 6:30-7:45 am at the start line at SUN Realty AVON. Online service never closes. There is NO pre-race day packet pickup.
All OBX Running Company Series Races are walker-, family-, child- and stroller-friendly chip-timed events. Results will be posted on our RACE RESULTS page and emailed to all contestants.
Our Charity partners include the Cape Hatteras Meals on Wheels Program, Elizabeth City Hero Operations and The Waters Edge Village School in Corolla.
4th Annual Light Up the Night Sup Event & Movie Night
July 25, 2019
Waves Village Watersports Resort, 24502 NC Hwy 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
Come enjoy free NOCQUA watersports demos, light-up games and toys, and a movie under the stars on the big screen. (Bring a blanket!) By bringing light to the night, NOCQUA products make playing on the water at night more fun than in the daylight. Strap a NOCQUA light onto the bottom of your stand-up paddleboard, surfboard, kayak or any other floating apparatus and brighten up the area around you! We’ll have plenty of demo stand up paddleboards for you and your group to enjoy on the sound and a watch a fun feature film on the big screen! Cost: FREE!
Hatteras Island Arts & Crafts Guild Summer Show
July 31 - August 1, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cape Hatteras Secondary School, 48576 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, NC 27920
The Hatteras Island Arts & Crafts Guild Summer Show features work by local artists, artisans, photographers and craftspersons. A scholarship raffle will be held to benefit local high school students. Admission is FREE, and lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.
30th Annual Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Billfish Tournament
August 10-11, 2019
Pirate's Cove Marina, 2000 Pirate's Way, Manteo, NC 27954
30 years ago a group of Alice Kelly’s friends came together to honor her memory and financially assist the Outer Banks Cancer Support Group. Today the “Alice Kelly” is one of the most popular lady angler events on the East Coast. Join us this season for incredible fun and some serious fishing!!
• Registration: Saturday, August 10
• Fishing & Awards Celebration: Sunday, August 11
36th Annual Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament
August 10-16, 2019
Pirate's Cove Marina, 2000 Pirate's Way, Manteo, NC 27954
36 years ago seven teams fought for bragging rights out of Oregon Inlet. In 2019 we are doing the same – and more! Tournament Week just the way you like it – awesome sponsors, food, entertainment and fun for the crew and the family. This year we have added a WTA Daily and extra points for verified blue ones – check out the rules and join us in August. We’ll be waiting for you! • Registration: August 12
• Fishing: August 13-16
Day at the Docks
September 13-14, 2019
Hatteras Village Waterfront
Day at the Docks was started to celebrate the "Spirit of Hatteras" when the village recovered from Hurricane Isabel in 2003 as an intact community, anchored by the commercial and charter fishermen. The event is a confirmation of the strength of community, heritage, and living traditions of the waterman.
Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival
October 15-20, 2019
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, 14500 NC Hwy 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival stands as one of the premier wildlife festivals in the United States. It is comprised of dozens of birding, paddling, photography, art and natural history trips, tours and programs. Participants come from all over America and the world to enjoy the beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife.
1st Annual Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration
November 2, 2019/>
Fessenden Center 46830 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, NC 27920/>
On November 2, 2019, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, along with partner organizations, will celebrate the area’s strong surf fishing history at the 1st annual Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration. The free event will be held at the Fessenden Center in Buxton, North Carolina.
To celebrate the past, present, and future of surf fishing at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a full day of talks and presentations on a variety of surf fishing-related topics will be offered at the Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration on November 2. The event will include presentations on the history of surf fishing at the seashore, casting demonstrations, evolution of beach buggies, rod building, and more.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is currently planning the event with help from the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, North Carolina Beach Buggy Association, Outer Banks Forever, Outer Banks History Center, and Outer Banks Preservation Association.
More details about the Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration will be announced at a later date via news release and on Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Facebook page.
62nd Angler's Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament
November 6-9, 2019
Cape Hatteras Angler's Club, 47231 Lightplant Rd., Buxton, NC 27920
The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club was founded in 1957 and held its first invitational surf fishing tournament that year. The intent of the tournament was to bring visitors to Hatteras Island and to help spread the word that surf fishing is at its best in the fall. The Cape Hatteras Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament is the largest surf fishing tournament of its kind on the East Coast, and possibly the world.
Registration: Wednesday, November 6
Fishing Days: Thursday-Friday, November 7-8
Tackle Show: Thursday, November 7
Awards: Friday, November 8
On Wednesday and Friday nights, we have an open house from 7:00-9:00 pm for all the tournament participants and their guests. On Thursday night, there is a tackle show at the clubhouse, which is open to the public. 120 teams will participate in the tournament, with prizes, gift certificates and trophies awarded Friday evening to members of the top three teams. On Saturday morning, we host an individual fishing tournament, open to the public. Entry fees are waived for participants under 16 years of age.
Wings Over Water Wildlife Weekend
December 6-8, 2019
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, 14500 NC Hwy 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
One of the premier wildlife festivals in the United States, Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is comprised of dozens of birding, paddling, photography, art and natural history trips, tours and programs. Participants come from all over America and the world to enjoy the beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife. Instituted especially for birders and photographers, this portion of Wings Over Water is held later, in what is often colder weather, for a greater chance of seeing large flocks of migratory birds and waterfowl.
Hatteras Village Christmas Parade
December 14, 2019
Highway 12, Hatteras, NC 27943
The holidays would not be complete without an old-fashioned Christmas parade, and Hatteras Village is where you can find one. For warm, hometown, holiday spirit, this is an event that no one should miss. After the parade and as twilight draws nigh, Santa is transported throughout the village on one of the local fire trucks wishing holiday cheer to local youngsters all the young at heart.Read More