Outer Banks Communities on Hatteras Island

The Outer Banks is a top destination for beach enthusiast. Nestled off the coastline of North Carolina sits a small stretch of barrier islands known as the OBX with beautiful Outer Banks Vacation Rentals scattered along the pristine coast line. The southern portion of the Outer Banks located off the beaten path and to the south of Pea Island National Wildlife refuge is Hatteras Island.

Hatteras Island encompasses 7 village communities that offer exceptional Outer Banks vacation rentals. Here in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you’ll get to shape your ideal OBX vacation with the varied offerings of these Hatteras Island Villages, including charming shops in Avon NC, water sports in Rodanthe NC, historic attractions in Buxton NC, and nature preserves that play host to nesting sea turtles in Frisco NC, Hatteras NC, Waves NC and Salvo NC. Explore and learn more about these unique OBX communities today to start getting a feel for where you want to experience when you come on your next Outer Banks Vacation! Contact our office for additional assistance determining the perfect Outer Banks Vacation Rental.
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Avon NC 

Avon is the central village of Hatteras Island located about 30 miles south of Oregon Inlet and about 20 miles north of Hatteras Inlet. Here you will find Food Lion, the Island's only chain grocery store, gift shops, and local restaurants. The Avon Pier is a hot spot for fishing especially with the large Red Drum that flock here often.

Buxton NC

The town of Buxton is home to the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse which is the tallest operational brick lighthouse in North America, sitting at over 200 feet tall. The lighthouse is open to the public and features a Visitors Center and nature trail. The 3,000-acre Buxton Woods is a maritime forest and is perfect for a relaxing hike beneath the canopy of towering oaks.

Frisco NC

The village of Frisco lies between Buxton and Hatteras and remains a small community without the noise and busy nature of the mainland. The popular Brigands Bay subdivision is located in Frisco to the delight of windsurfers, sound fishermen, kayakers, and sailors. Two main attractions in Frisco are the Frisco Native American Museum and History Center and the Billy Mitchell Airfield.

Hatteras NC

The best fishing on the East Coast can be found on Hatteras Island in the southernmost community, Hatteras Village. Youll find numerous charter boats that offer abundant sport fishing in the Pamlico Sound or the Gulf Stream of the Atlantic Ocean only 15 miles away.

Rodanthe NC

Rodanthe is the northernmost village of the seven on Hatteras Island. With spacious beaches, rolling dunes, and abundant wildlife, vacationers will have plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind. If you're a history buff, youll want to visit the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, which has been renovated into a museum with lifesaving re-enactments each week as well as memorabilia of the stations history.

Salvo NC

Salvo is the quietest and most southern of the tri-villages. If you're dreaming of uninterrupted beach and family time, this is the perfect spot. Activities here are all about the water. Vacationers can enjoy calm, shallow sound waters perfect for paddle boarding or kayaking or take surf lessons at the beach.

Waves NC

The village of Waves is the second town that sits between Rodanthe and Salvo. The quiet beaches and endless ocean to sound views make this a popular spot to vacation. With a name like Waves, its obvious that this is home to some of the best kiteboarding and surfing in the Outer Banks.

Popular Questions about Hatteras Island

Where are the best Oceanfront Rentals on the Outer Banks?

Search our inventory of oceanfront vacation rentals located on Hatteras Island. We have properties located in each of the 7 villages. Each home offers a unique set of amenities to match each member of your vacation crews check list from pet friendly options to private pool accommodations. Some of our homes even offer the additional amenity of an elevator.

Which Outer Banks towns are the best?

Hatteras Island is located South of the OBX and known by locals as the southern beaches. This area is remote and offers wide beaches with an abundance of shells for shelling. Hatteras Island encompasses 7 villages, Avon, Salvo, Waves, Rodanthe, Hatteras, Frisco and Buxton. Outer Beaches Realty has vacation rentals located on each of these beautiful Hatteras Island Villages.

What are the most popular destinations to visit on Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island has many wonderful attractions. When visiting Hatteras Island be sure to stop by the Rodanthe or Avon Pier for pier fishing, Go deep sea fishing with one of the many charter companies, enjoy the day at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Visit Pea Island Wildlife Refuge, or spend time in any of the 7 Villages: Avon, Buxton, Salvo, Waves, Hatteras, Rodanthe or Frisco.

Can you drive on Hatteras Island

Yes, you can drive on Hatteras Island. Certain areas allow for ORV ( Off Road Vehicle) Beach Access which is perfect for a day of fishing! These ramps are provided by the National Park Service. In order to use them you much have 4-wheel drive and a beach permit which can be purchased from the national park service. Learn More

Where Should I stay When Visiting the Outer Banks?

The Outer Banks is a beautiful stretch of pristine beaches. Our favorite section of course is located on Hatteras Island. Secluded and private this beach is known for shelling, fishing, great surf and a friendly local vibe. Search Our Vacation rentals located in the 7 villages of Hatteras Island. Rodanthe, Avon, Frisco, Hatteras, Salvo, Waves and Buxton. At Outer Beaches Realty we pride ourselves on the quality of our vacation rental homes. We have properties that offer a wide range of amenities including Oceanfront vacation rentals, pet friendly, homes with elevators, to luxury accommodations that include homes with private movie theaters! We have something for every member of your vacation crew. Call our office today or visit our website to browse and book your next OBX vacation with ease! BROWSE VACATION RENTALS

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