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 with bath house, tennis courts, putting green 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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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- Event Homes
- Our Event Homes are available for gatherings of all kinds, including destination weddings, family reunions and corporate retreats. Properties are available with as many as 10 bedrooms, and available amenities range from pool tables and theater rooms to private pools and beach access.
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
Experience Performance. Experience the Edge.
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!
See what a few of our homeowner's are saying:
"Sue and I are both retired now and intend to spend a lot more time on the island, and so we have decided to remove 5 O'Clock Somewhere from the Hatteras Realty rental program. It has been a positive experience dealing with HR and if we decide to rent again in the future we will be back. Of course, we still will be dealing with you re. Fiddlesticks, so we will still be in touch." —Mike and Sue Schmidt (5 O'Clock Somewhere)
"Last evening the hot water tank at Afterglow decided to let go and release a lot of water.Sarah, Cheryl Nye's daughter was out walking her dog and observed the water running from under the house.Her fast actions to contact Hatters maintenance after hours team saved serious damage to Afterglow.The response by Sarah, coupled with the fast actions of the Hatteras after hour maintenance team, shows why Hatteras continues to be the very best... I truly thank all at Hatteras for their observations, fast actions and caring attitudes." —Everett Taylor (Afterglow)
"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
Outer Banks Wedding Expo
January 19-20, 2019
First Flight High School, 100 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Gain access to over 130 premier local wedding professionals at our two-day expo, a perfect event for couples seeking any size OBX wedding on any budget! As part of the weekend, attendees tour the most sought after wedding venues on the North Carolina coast, receive discounts at restaurants and hotels, and can take advantage of other perks generously offered by our vendors! Lastly, VIP ticket holders can enter to win giveaway packages!
Hatteras Island Oyster Roast
February 2, 2019 - 1:00-4:00 pm
Oden's Dock 57878 NC Hwy 12 Hatteras NC 27943
An oyster roast for the coast — join us around the fire at Oden’s Dock for an old-fashioned oyster roast that will also help give back to our coastal environment! On Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1-4 p.m., we’ll have fresh oysters on hand, seafood chowder, corn bread and other refreshments. Be sure to save room for homemade dessert from the bake sale. Proceeds from this event will benefit the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s oyster education and restoration programs.
Hatteras Village Waterfowl Weekend
February 22-24, 2019
Hatteras Village Civic Center 56658 NC Hwy 12 Hatteras NC 27943
Welcome to the 1st Annual Hatteras Village Waterfowl Weekend! Please join us for an event-filled weekend celebrating the abundant waterfowl and the beauty that only Hatteras has to offer in the winter. Demos, exhibits, tours, local food, vendors, and more!
Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5K
April 12-14, 2019
Outer Banks Sporting Events, 100 Veterans Dr., Kill Devil Hills 27949
The Flying Pirate Half Marathon course winds its way through the natural beauty that is North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Run the 13.1 miles and cover some spectacular ground. Come to the Outer Banks and join the Pirate's for this fantastic race! Begin in Kitty Hawk and follow the course into Nags Head, along the Albemarle Sound, around the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and through the Nags Head Woods Maritime Forest. Finish with a Pirate Jamboree in Nags Head! On Saturday run the First Flight 5K on the NPS grounds of the Wright Brothers Memorial! Fun for everyone includes Finisher medals, event shirts, SWAG & Pirate Jamboree on Sunday! Come fly with the Pirates!
25th Annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open
May 14-18, 2019
Hatteras Village Waterfront
The 25th Annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open (HVOO) will take place in mid-May again this year with local charter and private boats participating in the tournament. Prizes for multiple categories are up for grabs!
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.Read More