Hatteras Island

  • 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.


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  • 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!


    Stand-Up Paddleboarding

    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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    Day Trips

    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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    Jockey's Ridge

    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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    Ocracoke Island

    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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    More Hatteras Activities

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    • Meeting Facilities
    • Trust Hatteras Realty to answer your corporate needs. Our 13,000-square-fool office has private meeting/conference rooms for up to 35 guests.
      We have a full line of A/V equipment and high-speed internet communication to assure the success of your meetings. Enjoy the island's finest accommodations during your stay. Full kitchen or catering available on site. All attendees will have access to all amenities at Club Hatteras.
      For further information on pricing and booking information, please call us at 1-800-428-8372 or email Hatteras.Events@HatterasRealty.com.
    • Destination Weddings
    • Host a memorable beach wedding on Hatteras Island. Book a large, oceanfront event home, and let local caterers, florists, photographers and officiants can help you plan the wedding of your dreams.
    • 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.
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  • 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!

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    • Club Hatteras
    • Hatteras Realty guests enjoy exclusive access to Club Hatteras amenities, including a junior Olympic-size pool, huge sundecks to chaise lounges, a kids' playground, concession stand and kiddie pool.
    • Hatteras PERKS
    • Our Hatteras PERKS program allows guests to save on popular area attractions, local restaurants, specialty shops and services for the duration of their stay.
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  • 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!

    Homeowner Testimonials

    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)

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  • Local Events on Hatteras Island

    October 2018

    Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival
    October 16-21, 2018
    Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, 14500 NC-12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
    (252) 216-9464
    Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival is 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.

    November 2018

    61st Annual Angler's Club Invitation Surf Fishing Tournament
    November 7-9, 2018
    Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, 47231 Lightplant Road, 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.

    Annual Bob Bernard Individual Tournament
    November 11, 2018
    Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, 47231 Lightplant Road, Buxton NC 27920
    The Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament has been held every November on Saturday following the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament.  Individuals may register for this tournament at the club house starting on Wednesday prior to the tournament thru Saturday morning at 9 AM–that is, during the Invitation Surf Fishing Tournament

    7th Annual Surfin' Turkey 5K & Puppy Drum Dash
    November 22, 2018
    8:00 am
    Hatteras Village Civic Center, 56658 NC Hwy 12, Hatteras, NC 27943
    Running this beautiful 5K course through the historic fishing village of Hatteras supports the youth of Hatteras Island. The proceeds from this race support the Hatteras Island Youth Education fund (HIYEF). HIYEF provides funding for educational opportunities and enrichment in Hatteras Island schools.

    Hatteras Island Arts & Crafts Guild Holiday Show
    November 23-24, 2018
    Cape Hatteras Secondary School, 48576 NC-12, Buxton, NC 27920
    The show features work by local artists, artisans, photographers, and craft persons. There will also be a scholarship raffle to benefit local high school students.

    December 2018

    Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival Weekend
    December 7-9, 2018
    Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, 14500 NC-12, Rodanthe, NC 27968

    Hatteras Village Christmas Parade
    December 8, 2018 (Date Not Confirmed)
    2:00 pm
    Hatteras Village, Hwy 12
    The very popular parade is an opportunity for the community to get together and kick off the holiday season on Hatteras Island. The parade will start at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and loop through the village, ending at the Hatterasman Drive In. Residents and tourists are invited to park along Highway 12 between to watch the parade pass by. Cheer on floats, fire trucks, bikes, horses, golf carts, emergency personal, and see a special visit from Santa! Make sure to arrive early to reserve the best spot along the route.

    8th Annual Holiday at the Museum
    December 8, 2018
    Noon to 5:00 pm
    Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Dr, Hatteras, NC 27943, USA
    Enjoy a day-long annual holiday event at the Museum. Children and adults alike will marvel at the Winter Wonderland train display by master model builder Charlie Klein. Enjoy children’s holiday craft tables, letters to Santa (almost certainly to receive a reply from Santa) and a professional puppet show. Live entertainment is provided by local choral groups, individual performances by local musicians as well as professional musical entertainment throughout the day.

    Dates To Be Determined

    5th Annual PBR Class Fishing Tournament
    Dates TBD
    Avon Fishing Pier, 41001 NC Hwy 12, Avon, NC 27915
    (252) 995-5480
    This fishing tournament will be geared towards catching blue fish and red drum- which are often plentiful on the Outer Banks in November.

    29th Annual Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Billfish Tournament
    Dates TBD
    Pirate's Cove Marina, 2000 Sailfish Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
    (252) 305-3610
    29 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!!

    35th Annual Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament
    Dates TBD
    Pirate's Cove Marina, 2000 Sailfish Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
    (252) 305-3610
    35 years ago seven teams fought for bragging rights out of Oregon Inlet. In 2018 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.

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