Take some time away this Halloween to enjoy an escape with loved ones surrounded by plenty of sand, sun, water, and loads of Halloween fun. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and especially Cape Hatteras, have something for everyone during a well-deserved respite. Relax and unwind indoors or out or find something fun and exciting to do on-shore or off-shore no matter how busy you want to be during your Halloween in North Carolina stay.

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OBX Wind

While the Outer Banks is known for fishing, the islands are also a great place for water sports. During your Halloween escape, take in the contest that is billed as one of the biggest windsurfing events in the country! The annual Wind Competition brings windsurfers or all skill levels together for fun on the water, and a friendly competition on the water. The event is perfect for your Halloween calendar, running Saturday, October 28 – Saturday, November 4, 2023.

Trunk or Treat

Enjoy Halloween in a safe environment. The event takes place in the spacious parking area of the Beach Klub at Koru Village in Avon, next to the Avon Pier. Cars will be decked out in spooky décor, and offering candy and treats of all varieties. Kids and adults are encouraged to dress in their spooky best to attend the free event. The event takes place 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31.


A Halloween island escape means plenty of beach time. The harsh sun has backed off a bit, making it easier to stay out and enjoy the day a little longer. Lay out in the sun and sunbathe or stay active and get your exercise with a walk or run on the sand. If ultimate relaxation is your goal, plant a beach umbrella and have a picnic or sit and read with the waves lapping in the background.

Water Activities

In addition to the many beach activities that attracted you to Cape Hatteras for your Halloween adventure, there are other fun water sports to experience while you’re here, too. If you don’t mind the cooler water, you and your loved ones can paddle your way through on a stand up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. Check out the pristine marshes and wildlife sanctuary of the area. Up the adrenaline and speed when you take off on a jet ski or take to the skies for a parasailing adventure. Add in some lessons for a new skill while you’re at it: certified surf instructors will take you from land classes to catching your first wave on a traditional surfboard or windsurfing equipment. Once you’re comfortable with your skills, rent some gear and plan your own adventure!

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The majestic black and white structure protects one of the most hazardous sections of the whole Atlantic Coast. The grounds surrounding the structure are always open, all year long. Come for breathtakingly beautiful views, but you’ll have to return to take part in the climb of the 248-stair iron spiral staircase – it is closed for restoration.

Hatteras Island Ocean Center

The center is part of the Outer Banks National Scenic Highway, which stretches across Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands, Down East, and the Pamlico Sound. The center is a great stop along the route for nature lovers. For those not taking the scenic route, it is within walking distance of central Hatteras Village! Explore on a kayak nature tour, join the “Turtle Patrol,” and learn about the area’s sea turtles and view active nests, or learn about birding in the barrier islands.

Hatteras Weather Bureau Station

Along with the area around the historic lighthouse, make sure to add a tour of this historic wood-frame building to your itinerary. Built in 1901, the station was active from 1902 to 1946. Throughout that time, it provided data on conditions in the Atlantic Ocean from a fixed location farther into the ocean environment than any other on the Atlantic Coast at the time. Once decommissioned as the official weather station, the building became living quarters for Weather Bureau personnel investigating the area. It has since been used as a research station by universities investigating marine invertebrates.

Spa Day

Enjoy complete relaxation this Halloween on your Cape Hatteras retreat. Book a manicure, pedicure, massage or body treatment. Even a new hairstyle can reinvigorate, relax, and refresh you! Some salons and spas in the area even offer special men’s services that cater to their specific needs, so everyone in the group can go home rested and rejuvenated.

Enjoy a Spooky Halloween in Cape Hatteras

While planning all the fun activities and adventures for your Halloween Cape Hatteras retreat, make sure that booking comfortable and stylish accommodations are a top priority. Book a vacation rental with Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging. We have accommodations as small as one-bedroom for a solo or sweetheart spooky trip, all the way up to a six-bedroom single-family home so you and all your loved ones can enjoy an island adventure this Halloween.

Contact us today to start planning a getaway to remember!