Hatteras Village Visitor Guide

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Hatteras Village is known for providing tourists with beautiful pristine ocean beaches and world renowned deep sea fishing. With its wide variety of outdoor recreation, wildlife, bird watching served up with its remote attitude, Hatteras makes a perfect destination for folks that just want to get away and enjoy nature. The Village does not have an abundance of Hatteras restaurants but the ones Hatteras Village does have are very popular because of their famous fresh seafood specialties.

The name Hatteras often brings to mind the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States (Hatteras Lighthouse at 208 feet tall). However, the actual lighthouse is located in the neighboring village of Buxton, NC. The unincorporated village of Hatteras was named after the Native American Hatteras Tribe which the original inhabitants of the area. Many historians now believe that the settlers of the Lost Colony in Manteo were taken in and lived among the Hatteras Tribe.

Hatteras Village is located on the extreme SW end of Hatteras Island. Visitors can enter the island and reach Hatteras from the north by crossing over Bonner Bridge and continuing south on NC Hwy 12. Hatteras is also accessible from the south by using the NC Ferry System to Ocracoke and then across the Inl;et to Hatteras Village.

An interesting note is that the north end of Hatteras Island is referred to as Pea Island. For many years Pea Island and Hatteras Island were separated by an inlet that was created by a hurricane and eventually refilled itself with sand.

  • Angler surf fishing with bright blue sky.
  • Oden's Dock in Hatteras Village.
  • Beautiful rental home in Hatteras Village.
  • Break wall from marina to Pamlico Sound.
  • Sand path access to a Hatteras beach.
  • Young angler caught l;arge red drum.
  • Hatteras marsh area.
  • Cape Hatteras charter boat Longer Days leaving for ocean.
  • Blue Marlin trying to throw the hook is soon to be released.

We would like to give a special thank you to Gene Galin for his awesome photography work that we used for the top banner picture on this website and a several of the pictures in the rotating banner. All of these pictures really present a Cape Hatteras feeling to them.

Hatteras offers an odd blend of old time commercial fishing tradition combined with the glitz and glamour of a large fleet of modern sportfishing yachts. No visit to famous Cape Hatteras or Hatteras Village would be complete without witnessing the many deep sea offshore sportfishing charter yachts rumbling in to one of the marina docks to unload their fishing catches after their exciting day offshore on the Atlantic Ocean.

Even though it is charmingly remote, Hatteras Island has plenty of tackle shops, restaurants, motels and other tourism related businesses. Hatteras Village makes a very inviting place for the outdoor beach enthusiast family to enjoy all of their favorite outdoor activities.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton NC
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Light at Night

Hatteras Lighthouse

Visit the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and National Park Service facility to learn about its history and climb its stairs.
Family playing on a Hatteras NC beach.
Sea Gull on a Hatteras NC beach.

NPS Activities

The National Park Service allows many activities on Hatteras beaches. Visit the National Park Service's website to find out more about what is allowed and where.
Ford truck driving on the Hatteras Island National Park Service beaches.
Child angler holding up a fish he caught on a Cape Hatteras beach.

National Seashore

Hatteras has a long standing coastal tradition currently under the supervision of the National Park Service. Learn more about this beautifulNational Seashore.
Sand art campfire on a Hatteras beach.
National Park Service Ranger

Beach Permits

Many Hatteras beach activities require permits and/or reservations. to learn about the current requirements.