What to do and see in Hatteras Island, North Carolina (NC): The Best Things to do Good for Couples

December 2, 2021 Jana Sager

Hatteras Island is a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, on the Atlantic Ocean. Famed for its lighthouse and long sandy beaches, it is a great family friendly place for a relaxing holiday. Many people visiting Hatteras Island will be looking for a beach holiday, and the long sandy beaches looking out over the Atlantic Ocean are well worth exploring - even at the height of summer or the 4th of July weekend you can usually find a good stretch of beach all to yourselves. Canadian Hole, between the towns of Buxton and Avon, is a particularly good spot. In addition to the beach itself, the waters of Pamlico Sound are perfect for wading, and tourists flock there as the conditions are perfect for windsurfing and kite boarding. In terms of sightseeing there is also the lighthouse, which was moved inland in 1999 to protect it from coastal erosion, and the 825 acre Buxton Coastal Reserve, an area of maritime woodland full of spectacular wildlife (there have even been sightings of bald eagles) and plenty of hiking trails for those members of the family looking for a bit more exercise.
Restaurants in Hatteras Island

1. Cape Hatteras National Seashore

North Carolina Highway 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.

Reviewed By mikelK1251FN - Clinton, United States

We had a great time here, clean, plenty of space, I recommend you get an off road vehicle permit and drive on the beach.

2. Frisco Beach

Frisco, Hatteras Island, NC
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Frisco Beach

Reviewed By dzc00k - Arlington, United States

We stayed in Frisco and loved this beach. Great waves, easy parking and access to the beach itself, bathroom and shower as well. Plenty of space to roam on the beach.

3. Kite Club Hatteras

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Kite Club Hatteras

Kiteboarding school, IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) Affiliated Center offering kiteboarding lessons, camps. We provide professionally certified instructors and carry insurance for our clients. Kiteboarding Lessons in fun and safe environment!!!

4. Equine Adventures

52173 Piney Ridge Rd, Frisco, Hatteras Island, NC 27936 +1 252-995-4897 [email protected] http://www.equineadventures.com/
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Equine Adventures

Horseback riding on the beach. Ride through the Buxton Maritime forest out to the pristine beaches of Hatteras Island. We offer 2 hour guided horse tours daily. Reservations are required and are available online as well as by phone.Open year round. Join us for a ride and see the island from a different perspective. All levels of riders accommodated and appreciated.

Reviewed By 934haleym

Of the many trail rides we’ve experienced, this one ranks as one of the best! Gorgeous views, knowledgeable, friendly, and organized staff, as well as happy and well-taken care of horses. We loved our ride led by Marlee! Marlee was a wonderful guide with great knowledge about horses and the surrounding area and customized the ride to ensure we had a great time. We tremendously appreciate how the horses enjoy their job and are treated very humanely. They found perfect horses for our skill level and provided a safe Covid-19 protocol. 10/10 would recommend!

5. Fatty's Treats & Tours

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Fatty's Treats & Tours

Fatty's treats and tours is an exciting new business on the outer banks! We have 24 flavors of Hershey's ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies, shaved ice, gifts, toys, and our always popular T-shirts with Fatty the seagull! If your looking for a way to burn off those calories or just a fun way to spend the day with the family Fattys is conveniently located on some of the best kayaking grounds on the entire outerbanks! Our tours take you on a trip through time to visit the very spot the English first landed in the new world. There are sting rays, and fish at play in the water, and egrets, pelecians, and heron to watch in the air! Fattys is an experience for everyone of all ages so come out and support locals, and have a great time!

6. Ocean Air Sports

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Ocean Air Sports

Located at the north end of Avon, Ocean Air's soundfront facility offers a variety of activities and adventures for people of all ages and experience levels. The staff at Ocean Air Sports is ready to help you add excitement to your vacation! Learn to kiteboard, windsurf, stand-up paddle, or surf by taking a lesson with one of their experienced instructors or take an exhilarating jet ski ride on the largest course in the Outer Banks. Enjoy the beauty and nature of your surroundings on a guided eco-tour or rent your own kayak, paddleboard, or sailboat. Ocean Air also offers classes and camps for children and adults covering a variety of topics such as outdoor exploration, watersports adventures, yoga, and art. Spend the day on the Pamlico Sound enjoying Ocean Air's boat launch, wildlife viewing boardwalk, convenience store, or on-site restaurant and find your answer to "What's fun on this island?"

7. Tightlinez Charters

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Tightlinez Charters

Enjoy a day on the Pamlico sound whether it be Kiteboarding, fishing, clamming or a relaxing sunset cruise.

8. Missphitty

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Missphitty

Explore pamlico sound...Sunsets, fishing, clamming, island exploring, kite boarding , windsurfing

9. Family Water Adventures

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Family Water Adventures

Choose what you want to do: •Clamming (You may want to bring watershoes). •Sand-dollaring •Tubing •Water Skiing •Fishing •Birdwatching •Snorkling •Swimming •Shelling •Flounder Gigging •Ocracoke Private Shuttle •Commercial Fishing trips available for early risers. •Anything you want to do on the water Captain Tami Gray wants to make your day on the water a memory that will last a lifetime.

10. Kite Hatteras

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Kite Hatteras

KITE HATTERAS offers the most efficient form of teaching on the East Coast. Ty Luckett’s custom kite boat offers safe and dry comfort as well as launching from the boat with all the equipment you need for any conditions. You will be on the water quickly with kites that are already rigged and a compressor to inflate them. More time for you to learn! Kite Hatteras specializes in PERSONAL ATTENTION Our camps have no more than 2 students (unless requested for a family or friends) With a certified boat captain, the latest Cabrinha kites and equipment and a boat that is specifically designed for use as a kite boarding instruction tool, Kite Hatteras offers a lesson program that is unlike any other. Kite Hatteras is the only company that offers "The Tower”, which provides instruction even in no wind conditions! Focusing entirely on board skills, "The Tower" pulls you out of the water at a 45 degree angle just as the kite will - allowing you to become comfortable with edging and proper foot pressure which are necessities for kiteboarding success. ABOUT TY Ty has been involved in the USA kitesurfing industry since its inception. Long before most of us had ever heard of kitesurfing, he mastered this new and exciting sport in April of 1998. He also has over twenty years of windsurfing experience. Ty was one of the first kiteboarding instructors in the country. While sponsored by "F-One Kites", he began "Grab High", a kiteboarding school based in Hatteras. For years, he taught lessons all over the USA. Ty was the head instructor at Kiteboarding Hatteras, a flight instructor with a commercial pilot's license and is a sponsored rider for Cabrinha. Ty has been featured in videos like "Air Sickness", "Pure North", "Pistol River Wave Bash", and "Kooks of Hazard." He continues to be one of most well respected local kitesurfers and continues to push himself to the next level. He offers top quality lessons with the highest level of professionalism and safety.

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