AREA ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
The second most well known attraction is our famous and beautiful SUNSETS!
The Hatteras Island Inn in Buxton, NC is located in a quiet, serene village in the Outer Banks. However, you may be surprised at the number of activities and attractions that are within a short walk or drive from your room. You can visit the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, now open for tours after a widely publicized relocation. If sport fishing is your passion, you can't do much better than the waters off of Cape Hatteras. You can also visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras Village, and learn about the shipwrecks that earned this area such a morbid moniker. More than 70 percent of the island is in its natural barrier island state, thanks to Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. And of course, you can still enjoy surfing, windsurfing, shipwreck diving and many other outdoor activities. Check out some of the following links for more information.
THINGS TO DO
Fun in the sun, climbing lighthouses, visiting historic sites, kiteboarding, fishing charters, biking, kayaking...everything beachy!
TAKE A FERRY RIDE TO ORACOKE
ISALND & EXPLORE!
60 Minute Ride
HATTERAS BUS TOURS with DANNY COUCH!
The Island Authority
Awesome Hatteras Bus Tour "You will never look at Hatteras Island the same!"
Email: Danny Couch Tour Guide
Phone (252) 986-2995
Web: Hatteras Bus Tours
GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC MUSEUM
The Graveyard of the Atlantic, with one of the highest densities of shipwrecks in the world, holds some of America’s most important maritime history.
Monday - Saturday / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
59200 Museum Dr Hatteras, NC 27943
Phone (252) 986-2995
Web: Graveyard of the Atlantic
Hatteras Village - Parasail & Kayak Tours
57878 NC-12, Hatteras, NC 27943
(252) 986-2555/Seafood & Restaurant
(252) 986–2627/Parasail & Kayaking
Web: Odens Dock in Hatteras Village
CHICAMACOMICO LIFE-SAVING STATION
Historical Site, Self Guided Tour & Wedding Destination
With its two stations and five outbuildings, Chicamacomico (pronounced chik a ma COM i co) is the most complete site of remaining life-saving stations in North Carolina and one of the nation’s most complete sites. This site is located on Hatteras Island in the village of Rodanthe on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
23645 N.C. Hwy 12
Rodanthe, NC 27968
Phone: (252) 987-1552
CAPE HATTERAS, BODIE & OCEACOKE LIGHTHOUSES
There are three historic lighthouses located in the park. Both the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the Bodie Island Lighthouse are open seasonally—third Friday in April through Columbus Day—for self-guided climbs. The third lighthouse, the Ocracoke Island Lighthouse, is not open for climbing.
Web: Plan your visits!
FRISCO NATIVE AMERICAN
A non-profit educational foundation created for the purpose of preserving Native American artifacts, art, and culture.
The Museum is located in the Village of Frisco, at the southern end of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Frisco is accessible by road.
Hours of Operation
10.30 AM - 5.00 PM
Open: Tuesday - Sunday
Phone (252) 995-4440
Web: Frisco Native American Museum
FIND GREAT FOOD HERE!
The best fresh local seafood, pizza delivery and dining in the area!
DIAMOND SHOALS Restaurant Seafood Market, Sushi Bar & Lounge
Next to the Red Drum Shopping Center, and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner
Monday - Friday
49799 NC-12, Buxton, NC 27920
Web: Diamond Shoals
BROS SANDWICH SHACK
Burgers, sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries
41934, Avon, NC 27915
Phone (252) 995-9595
Web: Bros Sandwich Shack
THE CAPTAIN'S TABLE
47048 NC-12, Buxton, NC 27920
Phone (252) 995-3117
RUSTY'S SURF & TURF
Outdoor Seating, Kid Friendly
47355 NC-12, Buxton, NC 27920
Phone (252) 995-4184
Web: RUSTY'S SURF & TURF
SANDBAR & GRILL
Bar & Grill
49252 NC-12, Buxton, NC 27920
Phone (252) 995-3413
Web: SANDBAR & GRILL
Grocery's, Beer, Wine
NC Hwy. 12 Buxton, NC 27920
Buxton, NC 27920
RED DRUM FOOD MART
Convenience Store (Fuel & Food)
Buxton, NC 27920
PLACES TO SHOP
Need swimwear, sunscreen or a beach towel? How about bike rentals!
NATURAL ART SURF SHOP
Rentals, Swimwear, Accessories
47331 NC-12, Buxton, NC 27920
Phone (252) 995-5682
Web: In the Eye
Beach Toys, Towels, Swimwear & Souvenir Store
46898 NC-12 Buxton, NC