Hatteras Island is a barrier island just off the coast of North Carolina, and part of the Outer Banks. It’s lovely sandy beaches and panoramic coastal scenery makes it a well-known holiday destination. At a Hatteras Island self-catering vacation rental you could enjoy a beach holiday packed with all kinds of different water sports and on-shore activities.
Hatteras Island self-catering accommodation would appeal to anyone with a passion for nature, recreation and outdoor pursuits. For starters many of the beaches nearby afford excellent surfing conditions. At the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge you’ll be able to make the most of a particularly good surfing beach. Kayakers also come here to enjoy the waters. There area also a number of if surf shops on Hatteras Island, some of which even offer surf lessons. Meanwhile Pea Island is also a good location for a scenic walk, with numerous trails offering lovely coastal views.
A little way south of Pea Island is the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, an undeveloped portion of coastline boasting some 72 miles of unspoiled white sandy beaches backed up by dunes. You could come here from your Hatteras Island self-catering vacation rental to enjoy an unforgettable day by the sea. A key landmark here is the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, with its distinctive white and black stripes.
If you head from a Hatteras Island holiday villa to Hatteras Village you’ll be able to visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. This attraction is devoted to the famous area a little way north of Cape Hatteras, which has been the site of an inordinate amount of shipwrecks. It’s housed in a building that resembles a ship, and covers five centuries of history with artefacts and interactive exhibits.
During your holiday at Hatteras Island vacation accommodation you could make the hour-long trip up to Kitty Hawk to the site where the Wright Brothers made their first powered flights. There’s a national memorial at Kill Devil Hills commemorating the event. Meanwhile the promenade here offers fun for all the family, with restaurants, amusements and mini-golf centres.
At Hatteras Island self-catering vacation rentals you can expect warm weather for as many as seven months of the year. Winters tend to be short and mild, while the autumn and spring months usually offer pleasantly warm conditions.
One way to get to Hatteras Island vacation rentals would be to fly via British Airways to Atlanta (ATL) and then catch a connecting flight to Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) with Delta Connection, before driving on to your destination, about three hours away by car.