Hatteras Island Area Guide

undeveloped stretch of Cape Hatteras Seashore

Discover the Historic & Heavenly Hatteras Island


Hatteras Island is a one-of-a-kind vacation destination that gives you access to the comfort and privacy you deserve but also gives you access to all the activities and entertainment that make a vacation truly complete. Hatteras Island is located at the easternmost point of the OBX and is full of wonderful communities like Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras, Rodanthe, Salvo, and Waves. Plus, there is easy access to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore one of only a handful of National Seashores in the United States.


There is so much to see, do, and enjoy about Hatteras Island. Whether you're coming for some peace and quiet or you want to enjoy fishing off the coast, you can do it all on Hatteras Island. Known for some of the best watersports in the world and its rich nautical history, there is never a lack of entertainment to enjoy while you're here. So what are you waiting for? Book your Hatteras Island vacation rental today and start planning your dream getaway! 

Hatteras Island Watersports

Hatteras Island is known for being a premier watersports destination. If you're looking for the ultimate thrill or you just want to casually enjoy the beautiful coast, look no further. REAL Watersports in Waves is a world-renowned destination for those that want to learn, rent, or buy their own gear. From kitesurfing and windsurfing to paddleboards and regular surfboards, you'll find everything you need to enjoy an incredible day on the water. 


If thrills aren't your thing, don't worry. You can partake in water fun at your own speed. From just floating in the ocean to kayaking and jet ski rentals, there are so many ways to get the most out of your time on Hatteras Island. 

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

One of the top destinations on a Hatteras Island vacation is the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. This undeveloped stretch of the Outer Banks lets you experience all of the natural beauty that OBX has to offer. From hiking and observing wildlife to relaxing on the miles of sandy beach, you'll get to enjoy all of it. 


Take a tour of one of the nearby lighthouses to learn about the rich history of shipping throughout the Outer Banks. You can also tour the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station to learn about the heroic rescuing history of the Outer Banks and the people that would put their own lives on the line during a shipwreck. 

hatteras lighthouse at night

Hatteras Island Weather by Season


  • Average High Temperatures: Low 60s to Mid-70s
  • Average Low Temperatures: Mid-40s to Low 60s
  • Precipitation: More Dry than Wet


  • Average High Temperatures: Low 70s to Mid-80s
  • Average Low Temperatures: Mid to Low 70s
  • Precipitation: Scattered Showers with Mostly Sunny and Humid Days


  • Average High Temperatures: Mid-60s to Low 80s
  • Average Low Temperatures: Mid-50s to Around 70
  • Precipitation: Mix of Rainy and Sunny Days


  • Average High Temperatures: Low to Mid-50s
  • Average Low Temperatures: Upper 30s to Mid-40s
  • Precipitation: More Dry than Wet