Things to Do on Hatteras Island

Cape Hatteras is known for its remote seashore location and long standing outdoor tradition. Over the years as transportation to and from the island improved so did outdoor recreational tourism. Today's Hatteras Island and Hatteras Village are both fully prepared to handle all your vacation needs.


Young man waiting on the beach for a bite.

Cape Hatteras is world renowned for its many fishing opportunities for every member of the family from surf fishing, Pamlico Sound fishing to offshore sportfishing.

Fishing Opportunities

RV Campers

With several camping and RV parks, Cape Hatteras remains a popular destination for beachgoers to spend their vacations on the Outer Banks camping.

Camping/RVs

Surfing on Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island offers perfect beaches to enjoy the waves for surfing, kite boarding and sailboarding from Rodanthe to the Canadian Hole.

Surfing & Boardsports



Free ferry to Ocracoke Island.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has one of the finest and best run ferry systems in the nation and offers a free ferry ride between Hatteras and Ocracoke Island.

Ocracoke Ferry

Fessenden Center

Designed as an all purpose recreation complex, the Fessenden Center offers basketball, pool, meeting rooms, skateboard ramps, baseball, soccer field, senior, adult and youth acivities.

Fessenden Center

Graveyerd of the Atlantic Museum

The waters off North Carolina's coast are often referred to as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Nature, pirates and war have all contributed to countless shipwrecks along our Atlantic Coast.

Graveyard of the Atlantic



Cape Hatteras Anglers Club

The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club was founded in 1957 by dedicated surf fishermen and tourists to promote, develop, conserve, protect and sponsor surf fishing on Hatteras island and beyond.

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club

Fessenden Center

Hatteras Landing which includes both Hatteras Landing Marina and Teach's Lair Marina offers shopping, lodging, dining, activities, parking, fishing charters, dockage, marina services and much more.

Hatteras Landing

Native American Museum

A museum featuring interesting historic artifacts from many Native American tribes as well as the original inhabitants of Hatteras Island on display. Also take a walk into history on the scenic nature trail.

Native American Museum



Hatteras Village Open Marlin Tournament

Once a year every spring Hatteras Village hosts an exciting blue marlin tournament as a leg of the prestigious North Carolina Governor's Cup with support of the Hatteras Village Civic Assoc.

Hatteras Village Open Marlin Tournament

Hatteras Lighthouse

Visit the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and all its many attractions including walking trails, shopping and displays and an opportunity to climb the lighthouse for a spectacular view (if you are in good physical shape).

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Hatteras Landing Marina

Watch the offshore charter boats off load their spectacular catches onto the docks at any one of the many marinas when they return between 4pm and 5pm from their day of blue water fishing with their day's guests.

Watch the Charter Boats