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Hatteras Island & Cape Hatteras - BEACH VACATION RENTALS

Hatteras Island is a 42-mile long island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina south of Oregon Inlet. It is home to Cape Hatteras and its national seashore, along with seven villages: Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras.

The crown jewel of Hatteras Island is the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in the United States. The 208-foot tall structure is characterized by a black-and-white spiral pattern and emits a beam of light that can be seen for 20 miles. Visitors can climb 257 steps to the top of this famous Outer Banks landmark on Cape Hatteras daily from April through Columbus Day. After you’ve visited the lighthouse, be sure to check out other fun Hatteras Island spots like Cape Point, a historic piece of Coast Guard history, and The Graveyard of the Atlantic

Things to Do on Hatteras Island

  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
  • Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
  • Cape Point
  • Canadian Hole
  • Frisco Native American Museum
  • Hatteras Island Ocean Center
  • Buxton Woods Trail
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • Chicamacomic Life-Saving Station Historic Site

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