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Take some time away with the one you call dad this Father’s Day. Dad can enjoy the weekend with loved ones surrounded by plenty of sand, sun, water, and fun. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and especially Cape Hatteras, have something for every dad and all his loved ones during a Father’s Day trip. Relax and unwind indoors or out or find something fun and exciting Cape Hatteras to do on-shore or off-shore for the perfect Father’s Day retreat.

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Beaches

A Father’s Day island escape means plenty of beach time. The warm weather and waters of summer during the Father’s Day holiday mean you can spend a little extra time out in the sun on your beach days. Lay out and sunbathe, get some exercise, watch the kids play on the sand, or brave the water for a swim.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse officially opens for the season the third Friday in April, meaning taking a tour is a must for your Father’s Day itinerary. The majestic black and white structure towers over and protects what is known as one of the most hazardous sections of the whole Atlantic Coast.

It is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Unfortunately, the popular stair climb of the 248-stair iron spiral staircase will not be available due to restoration efforts. If dad just can’t stay away, you can still stop by to see renovations so far, including newly stripped paint that has revealed brick dating back to 1873!

Fishing

If dad or any of his loved ones are anglers, you can let them know there are plenty of places and ways to drop a line and try their luck this Father’s Day. Charter a boat, stick to shore and do a little surf fishing, or head to some of the most popular fishing piers in the area.

Avon Fishing Pier is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. and stretches 665 feet out into the Atlantic. Fishing off the end undoubtedly scores some interesting catches you won’t find if you stay closer to shore. Another good spot to cast a line is the Rodanthe Pier, where dad’s next big fish story may include sea mullet, spot, bluefish, trout, and many others. The pier is open daily 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Hatteras Island Ocean Center

Dad and his loved ones can help improve the environment this Father’s Day. The center stretches across Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands, Down East, and the Pamlico Sound and is part of the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway. The center is a great place for nature lovers of all ages and is within walking distance of central Hatteras Village. Explore on a kayak nature tour, go on “Turtle Patrol” and learn about the area’s sea turtles and see active nests, or learn about birding in the barrier islands. Its programs will be in full swing for the summer season, but contact them to double check if dad’s favorite program will be available.

Hatteras Weather Bureau Station

Along with the historic lighthouse, dad may also want a tour of the historic wood-frame building, built in 1901. During its commission (1902-1946), 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. Once it was decommissioned as a weather station, it became living quarters for Weather Bureau personnel, and has since been used as a research station by the universities and other higher education institutions in North Carolina.

Water Activities

In addition to the many beach activities that attracted you and dad to Cape Hatteras, there are water sports to experience while you’re here, too. Dad and his loved ones can make their way through calmer waters on a stand up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe through the pristine marshes and wildlife sanctuary of the area. Up the adrenaline and speed and take off on a jet ski. Take the fun below the waves on a snorkeling or SCUBA tour.

Add in some lessons for a new skill, too. Certified surf instructors will take you and dad from land classes to catching your first wave in no time. Choose traditional surfing, wind surfing, or both. Once you’re comfortable with your skills, rent some gear and start catching your own waves.

Father’s Day Your Way in Cape Hatteras

While planning all the fun activities and adventures for dad’s Cape Hatteras Father’s Day retreat, make booking comfortable accommodations for dad and his loved ones a priority when you book a vacation rental with Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging.

Prepare and serve delicious home-cooked meals, including dad’s favorites and Father’s Day cookout fixin’s in the fully equipped kitchen. Spread out in an open living space or spend some time outdoors on a private patio or balcony. We have accommodations as small as one-bedroom for dad’s solo getaway, all the way up to a six-bedroom single-family home so dad and all his loved ones can enjoy an island adventure.

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Take some time away with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day to enjoy an escape featuring plenty of sand, sun, water, and loads of romantic fun. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and especially Cape Hatteras, have something for everyone to enjoy during a well-deserved North Carolina Valentine’s Day respite. Relax and unwind indoors or out, with a myriad of year-round and Valentine’s Day activities to choose from.

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Dinner

Enjoy the tastes and flavors of Cape Hatteras. There are a number of restaurants in the cape and around the entire island that offer delicious fare, any day of the week. Many are also offering Valentine’s Day specials that may include dinner for two, or a special lovers’ dessert to share. Contact your restaurant of choice to see what’s on the menu and if reservations will be required. You can also check whether they offer pick up or delivery if you’d rather celebrate in private.

Spa Day

You’ll want to get the ultimate in rest and relax during your Valentine’s Day retreat with your sweetheart. While lazing around your rental together is an option, you may also want to spoil your sweetheart with a special spa day. There are several spas scattered around Cape Hatteras and the island that offer services like massages, body wraps or scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. Select spas are offering Valentine’s Day specials, many of which include a couples’ massage, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, or other treats. Some offer just-for-men services that tailor services to his unique needs.

Beach Horseback Ride

Whether you and your sweetheart a seasoned equestrians or first-time riders, you’ll be sure to enjoy this Valentine’s Day beach experience. The stunning backdrop of the beach and waves of the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras is a romantic “trail” ride you don’t want to miss. Call or email to make reservations with your preferred company, and be prepared to provide ages, height, and weight of riders so they can pair everyone with the horse that will be most appropriate for their needs. You can book a private ride or join other vacationers for a group adventure.

Avon Fishing Pier

If you and your sweetheart love to fish, there are plenty of places and ways to drop a line to see if you’re as lucky catching fish as you are at catching your sweetheart. Choose to charter a boat, stick to shore, or head to the Avon Fishing Pier to see what’s biting. The pier is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. and stretches 665 feet out into the Atlantic Ocean. That means fishing off the end will no doubt net some interesting catches that you won’t find if you stay on shore. When you arrive, be sure to admire the crooked bends in the pier, a testament to time and Mother Nature’s effect on what is the only operating pier on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore today.

Hatteras Weather Bureau Station

Take in some history with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Make sure to add a tour of this historic wood-frame building to your Valentine’s Day itinerary. Built in 1901, the station was in active use 1902-1946. During its operation, it provided data on Atlantic Ocean conditions from a fixed location farther into the ocean environment than any other on the Atlantic Coast at the time. Once it was decommissioned as a weather station, the building became living quarters for Weather Bureau personnel investigating the area and has since been used as a research station by universities investigating marine invertebrates and other concerning species.

Celebrate Love in Cape Hatteras

While planning all the fun activities and adventures for you and your significant other’s trip to Cape Hatteras this Valentine’s Day, make sure that booking comfortable and stylish accommodations is a top priority. Book a vacation rental with Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging. We have accommodations as small as one-bedroom for your sweetheart getaway, all the way up to a six-bedroom home so multiple couples can share the Valentine’s Day island fun.

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Take some time away with loved ones this New Year to enjoy an escape featuring plenty of sand, sun, water, and loads of New Year fun. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and especially Cape Hatteras, have something for everyone to enjoy during a well-deserved North Carolina New Year respite. Relax and unwind indoors or out, with a myriad of year-round and New Year holiday activities to choose from.

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Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation’s New Year’s Eve

Celebrate 2024 with a bang and a beautiful light show. The 21+ event will feature a silent auction, DJ, midnight champagne toast, selfie station, and more. Sip on wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages, or sample heavy hors d’oevres. Enjoy to your heart’s content and get a ride back to your accommodations provided by Island Hopper Shuttle and Hatteras Island Transportation. The party starts at 8:00 p.m. on December 31, 2023, and runs until 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2024. Buy tickets online for $50 through December 30th, or $60 at the door.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Make a stop at the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The majestic and iconic black and white structure that protects one of the most hazardous sections of the whole Atlantic Coast. The green areas around the lighthouse are open year-round, 24/7, but the iconic 248-stair climb is closed due to restoration efforts. It’s a must for your Cape Hatteras sightseeing list!

Avon Fishing Pier

Although the winter and New Years’ time waters may be a bit chilly for humans to swim in, the fish don’t mind. For the anglers of the group this New Year, there are plenty of places and ways to drop a line and try their luck. Choose to charter a boat, stick to shore, or head to the Avon Fishing Pier to see what’s biting. The pier is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. year-round and stretches 665 feet out into the Atlantic! That means fishing off the end will no doubt net some interesting catches that you won’t find if you stay closer to shore. When you arrive, be sure to admire the crooked bends in the pier, a testament to time and Mother Nature’s effect on what is the only operating pier on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore today.

Beaches

A New Year’s island escape means plenty of beach time. The harsh sun has backed off for the winter months, making it easier to stay out and enjoy the day a little longer. Lay out in the sun and sunbathe, get your exercise with a walk or run on the sand, or plant an umbrella and have a picnic or sit and read with the waves lapping in the background.

Escape Hatteras

You came for an island escape from your everyday this New Year. Take the “escape” a step further and attempt an escape room with loved ones. The activity has been growing in popularity, and you’ll want to add it to your Cape Hatteras to-do list this New Year. Located in Frisco, you can challenge yourself to stories like “The Crazy Keeper,” “The Spanish Flu,” and others. Each room is rated by difficulty and an ideal group is 2-6 participants. While they are open during the off-season, hours may vary. Advanced reservations need to be made online.

Shelling

While you might consider any beach activity a spring or summer-only activity, in Cape Hatteras, that’s not the case. Beachcombing and shelling in the cape this time of year brings unique finds you may not see the rest of the year. Winter storms dislodge and kick up more unique shells and wash them ashore. Make your way to the beach just after one of these storms, as the pickings will be fresh. Another optimum time is the hours following low tide. Find gems like North Carolina’s state shell: the scotch bonnet, Eastern murex, and whelks, which are often mistaken for conch shells.

Bike Rentals

While you can hop in your rental vehicle and drive around the island, there are some places a rental vehicle just can’t go. For those nooks and crannies around Cape Hatteras, rent a bike and go cruising. Many companies offer off-season pricing, making it easier and less expensive to rent the bike you want. Most companies offer helmets with their rentals, but you’ll have to ask about other extras like lights, baskets, water bottles, and anything else you may have on your bike at home.

Celebrate 2024 in Cape Hatteras

While planning all the fun activities and adventures for your Cape Hatteras New Year’s 2024 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 1-bedroom for a solo or sweetheart New Year adventure, all the way up to a 6-bedroom home so you and all your loved ones can enjoy an island New Year celebration.

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Take some time away with loved ones this Christmas to enjoy an escape featuring plenty of sand, sun, water, and loads of Christmas fun. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and especially Cape Hatteras, have something for everyone to enjoy during a well-deserved Christmas respite. Relax and unwind indoors or out, with a myriad of year-round and Outer Banks Christmas events and activities to choose from.

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Winter Lights at Elizabeth Gardens

Make a day trip to nearby Roanoke Island. Come see the gardens light up with plenty of festive, holiday cheer. Stroll through the garden’s paths, which are lit up by millions of twinkling holiday lights. Wander through the ten-acre property and all its displays. Warm yourself with the crackling open-air fire, or enjoy the live entertainment available on select nights. Finish up some of your holiday shopping with seasonal plants and holiday gifts in the Gift Shop and Nursery. The display is available on select nights November 17 – December 30, and is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This is a weather-dependent event, and ticket holders will be contacted by 2 p.m. on the day of the ticket with cancellation details.

Christmas Dinner

You won’t have to miss out on a yummy traditional meal while you’re here. If you want to do the cooking and serving yourself, all of our vacation rentals boast fully-equipped kitchens, including all the basic utensils, cookware, and place settings you’ll need. While many shops and restaurants are closed for the season, there are a select few that stay open for our winter residents and guests. Gather everyone around the table for a private holiday meal. Some of the restaurants that remain open during the Christmas season will be hosting the meal on Christmas Eve, some on Christmas Day, and others will be offering catering services so you can pick up the meal and warm it up back home!

Christmas Services

The residents and guests of Cape Hatteras celebrate both the secular and religious aspects of the holiday. There are churches of various denominations holding holiday services. Check with your preferred place of worship regarding dates, times, and locations for services.

Escape Hatteras

You came for an island escape this Christmas. Take the “escape” a little further and attempt an escape room with loved ones. The activity has been growing in popularity, and you’ll want to add it to your Cape Hatteras Christmas itinerary. Located in Frisco, you can challenge yourself to stories like “The Crazy Keeper,” “The Spanish Flu,” and others. Each room is rated by difficulty and an ideal group is 2-6 participants. While they are open during the off-season, hours may vary. Please make advanced reservations online.

Avon Fishing Pier

Although the waters are a bit chilly for humans to swim in, the fish don’t mind. For the anglers of the group, there are a number of places and ways to drop a line and try their luck this Christmas. Choose to charter a boat, stick to shore, or head to the Avon Fishing Pier to see what’s biting. The pier is open 365 days a year, but hours may vary during the off-season. Stroll the pier that stretches 665 feet out into the Atlantic! That means anglers fishing off the end will no doubt snag some interesting catches not always found in locales closer to shore. When you arrive, be sure to admire the crooked bends and weathered wood of the pier, a testament to time and Mother Nature beating away at what is the only operating pier on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore today.

Shelling

While you might consider any beach activity a spring or summer activity, in Cape Hatteras, you’d be wrong. Beachcombing and shelling in the cape this time of year brings unique finds you may not see the rest of the year. Winter storms kick up more unique shells and wash them ashore. Just after one of these storms is a great time to come, as the pickings will be fresh. Another optimum time is the hours following low tide. Find gems like the scotch bonnet, North Carolina’s state shell, Eastern murex, and whelks – often mistaken for conch shells.

Buxton Village Books

Not only will you be able to admire the vintage building full of new books. That’s their motto: our building is vintage, but our books are new. If you’ve finished all your plane reading and want something new for a day in, stop by. The store offers a wide variety of books on many topics and in many genres. Discover a new favorite author in the stacks of indie author books, or learn more about Hatteras Island. Visit their website for their holiday catalog, as well as digital content including e-books and audiobooks.

Spend Christmas with Us in Cape Hatteras

While planning all the fun activities and adventures for your Cape Hatteras Christmas retreat, make sure that booking comfortable and stylish accommodations are a top priority. You’ll secure those accommodations when you book a vacation rental with Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging. We have accommodations as small as one bedroom for a sweetheart or solo Christmastime adventure, all the way up to a six-bedroom home so you and all your loved ones can enjoy an island Christmas.

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Take some time away this Thanksgiving to enjoy an escape with loved ones surrounded by sand, sun, water, and plenty of Thanksgiving fun. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and especially Cape Hatteras, have something for everyone during a well-deserved North Carolina Thanksgiving respite. Relax and unwind indoors or out or participate in one of the many fun outdoor activities.

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Surfin’ Turkey 5K and Puppy Drum Run

Get your exercise before the big meal. The annual event is one of the area’s Thanksgiving holiday highlights. The event supports the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund. The event starts at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. The Surfin’ Turkey 5K starts at 8 a.m. and covers a three-mile stretch around Hatteras Village. The Puppy Drum Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. and covers just a half mile. Competitors are encouraged to wear their holiday best costumes. On-site registration is available and includes a goody bag, T-shirt, and more.

Avon Fishing Pier

For the anglers of the group, there are plenty of places and ways to drop a line and try their luck. The waters of Cape Hatteras boast some of the best fall fishing in the world! Charter a boat, stick to shore, or head to the Avon Fishing Pier to see what’s biting. The pier is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. and wanders 665 feet out into the Atlantic. That means fishing off the end will no doubt net some interesting catches you won’t find if you stay closer to shore. When you arrive, admire the crooked bends in the pier, a testament to time and Mother Nature beating away at what is the only operating pier on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore today.

Beaches

Schedule plenty of beach time this Thanksgiving. Without the harsh beat of the summer sun, it’s easier to stay out and enjoy the day a little longer. Lay out in the sun and sunbathe, get your exercise with a walk or run on the sand, or plant your umbrella and have a picnic with Thanksgiving leftovers or sit and read with the waves lapping in the background. If you’re willing to get a little wet, try your hand at stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, or canoeing the marshes and wildlife sanctuaries. Up the adrenaline with jet skis, parasailing, or surf lessons.

Beach Horseback Ride

Seasoned equestrians and first-time riders alike will enjoy the unique way to experience the beach. The stunning backdrop of the beach and waves of the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras is a “trail” ride to remember. Call or email to make reservations with your preferred company, and be prepared to provide ages, height, and weight of riders so they can pair you with the horse that is most appropriate for each person’s needs.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The majestic and historic black and white structure protects one of the most hazardous sections of the whole Atlantic Coast. The grounds surrounding the structure are open 24/7, all year long, and offer beautiful views. The climb of the 248-stair iron spiral staircase is closed due to restoration efforts.

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 all the nature lovers in your group and 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 Outer Banks.

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 Thanksgiving itinerary. Built in 1901, the station was in active use 1902-1946. The station 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. After being decommissioned as a weather station, the building became living quarters for Weather Bureau personnel investigating the area and has since been used as a research station by universities investigating marine invertebrates.

Spa Day

Relax completely this Thanksgiving on your Cape Hatteras retreat. Whether it’s in anticipation of the big meal, or to relax after the big production, book a manicure, pedicure, massage, or body treatment. Select spas even offer a salon where you can get a new hairstyle. Some even offer special men’s services that cater to their specific needs, so everyone in the group can go home rested and rejuvenated.

Spend Thanksgiving in Cape Hatteras

While planning all the fun activities and adventures to include during your Thanksgiving Cape Hatteras retreat, make sure that booking comfortable and stylish accommodations are a priority. Book a vacation rental with Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging. We have accommodations as small as 1-bedroom for your solo or sweetheart getaway, all the way up to a 6-bedroom single-family home so you can share the Thanksgiving fun with all your loved ones.

Contact us today!

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.

Beaches

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.

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Take some time away during the 4th of July holiday and enjoy time with loved ones surrounded by plenty of sand, sun, water, and fun. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and especially Cape Hatteras, have something for everyone during a 4th of July trip. Relax and unwind wherever you please, or find something fun and exciting to do on-shore or off-shore during your Fourth of July in North Carolina summer vacation.

Avon Fishing Pier

After you’ve spent the day fishing, look toward the sky for a fireworks display. You can see the fireworks all along Avon Beach. The pier itself is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. and stretches 665 feet out into the Atlantic. Make sure visiting the pier is part of your daytime activities, as the crooked bends in the pier are a testament to time and Mother Nature beating away at what is today the only operating pier on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The date and time of the festivities has not yet been confirmed.

Ocracoke Independence Day Celebration

You’ll have to do a little island-hopping for this. The village of Ocracoke on Ocracoke Island hosts a celebration full of family-friendly fun, fireworks, a parade, and more. Watch fireworks explode over Silver Lake Harbor just after the sun goes down. Stake your space around the harbor front docks with your beach towels, chairs, blankets, coolers, and other necessities.

Beaches

An island escape means time on the beach, especially during the 4th of July holiday. The warm weather and water mean you can spend as much time out in the sun on your beach days as you please. Lay out in the sun and sunbathe, get your exercise with a run or walk on the sand, watch the kids play or splash around in the water for a swim.

Beach Horseback Riding

Whether you and your loved ones are seasoned equestrians or it’s your first time on a horse, the beautiful backdrop of the beach and Atlantic Ocean waves of Cape Hatteras is a trail ride to remember. Call or email to make reservations with your chosen company, and be prepared to provide ages, height, and weight of riders so they can pair you with the horse that will be most appropriate for each person in your group.

Water Activities

In addition to the many beach activities that attracted you to Cape Hatteras this 4th of July, there are other fun water sports to experience, too. Paddle your way through calmer waters on a stand up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe with your traveling companions. Up the adrenaline and the speed when you take off on a jet ski. Riders out for a calm paddle will want to check out the pristine marshes and wildlife sanctuary of the area. 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 in no time. Choose traditional surfing, wind surfing, or both. Once you’re comfortable with your skills, rent some gear and strike out on your own.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

A tour of the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a must-add to your 4th of July to-do list. The majestic black and white structure protects one of the most hazardous sections of the whole Atlantic Coast! It’s open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available in-person on a first-come/first-serve basis. Visitors in search of the perfect view will want to be sure they can negotiate the 248-stair iron spiral staircase leading to the top.

Hatteras Island Ocean Center

Part of the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, the center stretches across Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands, Down East, and the Pamlico Sound. Nature lovers of all ages will find themselves right at home, and the center is within walking distance of central Hatteras Village. Explore on a kayak nature tour, go on “Turtle Patrol” and learn about the area’s sea turtles and see active nests, or learn about birding in the barrier islands.

Hatteras Weather Bureau Station

Cape Hatteras is full of history to explore. Along with the historic lighthouse, you may want to tour the historic wood-frame building, built in 1901. From 1902-1946 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. After being decommissioned as a weather station, it became living quarters for Weather Bureau personnel in the area and has since been used as a research station by the universities in North Carolina investigating marine invertebrates.

Celebrate 4th of July in Cape Hatteras

While planning all the fun activities and adventures for your Cape Hatteras retreat this 4th of July, make booking comfortable accommodations a priority and book a vacation rental with Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging. We have accommodations as small as one bedroom, all the way up to a six-bedroom single-family home so you and all your loved ones can enjoy an island adventure. Contact us today!

Take some time away during the Memorial Day holiday and enjoy the weekend with loved ones surrounded by plenty of sand, sun, water, and fun. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and especially Cape Hatteras, have something for everyone during a Memorial Day trip. Relax and unwind indoors or out or find something fun and exciting to do on-shore or off-shore during the unofficial start to summer, celebrating a thrilling Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Memorial Day.

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Beaches

An island escape means time on the beach, especially as the weather continues to warm during the Memorial Day holiday. The warming weather and waters mean you can spend a little extra time out in the sun on your beach days. Lay out in the sun and sunbathe, get your exercise, watch the kids play on the sand, or brave the water for a swim.

Beach Horseback Riding

Whether you and your loved ones are seasoned equestrians or it’s your first time on a horse, make the beautiful backdrop of the beach and Atlantic Ocean waves of Cape Hatteras a trail ride to remember. Call or email to make reservations, and be prepared to provide ages, height, and weight of riders so they can pair you with the horse that will be most appropriate for you.

Water Activities

In addition to the many beach activities that attracted you to Cape Hatteras, there are other fun water sports to experience while you’re here. You and your loved ones can paddle your way through calmer waters on a stand up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. Up the adrenaline and the speed and take off on a jet ski. Riders out for a calm paddle will want to check out the pristine marshes and wildlife sanctuary of the area. 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 in no time. Choose traditional surfing, wind surfing, or both. Once you’re comfortable with your skills, rent some gear and strike out on your own.

Spa Day

Get pampered with a visit to a spa this Memorial Day in Cape Hatteras. Choose from any of the local day spas and book the treatments you love most. A manicure, pedicure, massage or body treatment, or even a new hairstyle can reinvigorate, relax, and refresh you so you can enjoy the rest of your time in Cape Hatteras. Some spas offer special men’s services that cater to their specific needs, so everyone can go home rested and rejuvenated.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse officially opens for the season on the third Friday in April, meaning taking a tour is a must for your Memorial Day to-do list. The majestic black and white structure protects one of the most hazardous sections of the whole Atlantic Coast and is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available in-person on a first-come/first-served basis, but you’ll want to be sure you can negotiate the 248-stair iron spiral staircase leading to the top if you want the best view.

Hatteras Island Ocean Center

Part of the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, the center stretches across Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands, Down East, and the Pamlico Sound. It’s a great place for nature lovers of all ages and is within walking distance of central Hatteras Village. Explore on a kayak nature tour, go on “Turtle Patrol” where you’ll learn about the area’s sea turtles and see active nests, or learn about birding in the barrier islands.

Avon Fishing Pier

For the anglers of the group, there are plenty of places and ways for them to drop a line and try their luck. You can charter a boat, stick to shore, or simply head to the Avon Fishing Pier. The pier is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. and stretches 665 feet out into the Atlantic – fishing off the end is bound to net some interesting catches you won’t find closer to shore. The crooked bends in the pier are a testament to time and Mother Nature beating away at what is today the only operating pier on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Hatteras Weather Bureau Station

Cape Hatteras is full of history to explore. Along with the historic lighthouse, you may want to tour the historic wood-frame building, built in 1901. From 1902-1946 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. After being decommissioned as a weather station, it became living quarters for Weather Bureau personnel, and has since been used as a research station by universities in North Carolina investigating marine invertebrates.

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Celebrate North Carolina Memorial Day in Cape Hatteras

While planning all the fun activities and adventures for your Memorial Day Cape Hatteras retreat, make booking comfortable accommodations a priority when you book a vacation rental with Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging. We have accommodations as small as one-bedroom, all the way up to a six-bedroom single-family home so you and all your loved ones can enjoy an island adventure.

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Take some time away during the Mother’s Day holiday and enjoy the weekend with the mom in your life, surrounded by plenty of sand, sun, water, and fun. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and especially Cape Hatteras, have something for every mom and their loved ones during a Mother’s Day NC trip celebrating her. Relax in and unwind indoors or out with the one you call mom or find something fun and exciting to do on shore or offshore.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Take a vacation from everything, including cooking, and let someone else cook your Mother’s Day feast. There are several Cape Hatteras restaurants that will be serving up the traditional Mother’s Day brunch. If you have a favorite restaurant from a previous visit, contact them to find out the details like whether reservations are required, and times when the meal will be served.

Spa Day

Pamper Mom with a visit to a spa this Mother’s Day in Cape Hatteras. Choose from any of the local day spas and book the treatments Mom loves. A manicure, pedicure, massage, or body treatment, or even a new hairstyle can reinvigorate, relax, and refresh Mom so she can enjoy the rest of her time in Cape Hatteras.

Beaches

An island escape means time on the beach, especially as the weather continues to warm during the Mother’s Day holiday. Those warming weather and waters of spring mean you can spend a little extra time out in the sun on your beach days. Lay out in the sun and sunbathe, get your exercise, watch the kids play on the sand, or brave the waters for a swim, snorkeling, or SCUBA adventure.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse officially opens for the season the third Friday in April. The majestic black and white structure protects one of the most hazardous sections of the whole Atlantic Coast and is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available in-person on a first-come/first-served basis, but you’ll want to be sure you can negotiate the 248-stair iron spiral staircase leading to the top and the best view.

Hatteras Island Ocean Center

The center is part of the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, stretching across Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands, Down East, and the Pamlico Sound. It’s a great place for nature lovers of all ages and is within walking distance of central Hatteras Village. Take mom on a kayak nature tour, go on “Turtle Patrol” where you’ll learn about the area’s sea turtles and see active nests, or learn about birding in the barrier islands.

Avon Fishing Pier

If mom is an angler, there are plenty of places and ways for her to drop a line and try her luck. You can charter a boat, stick to shore, or simply head to the Avon Fishing Pier. The pier is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. and stretches 665 feet out into the Atlantic, so fishing off the end is bound to net some interesting catches you won’t find closer to shore. The crooked bends are a testament to time and Mother Nature beating away at what is today the only operating pier on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Beach Horseback Riding

Whether you and mom are seasoned equestrians or it’s your first time on a horse, make the beautiful backdrop of the beach and Atlantic Ocean waves a trail ride to remember. Call or email to make reservations, and be prepared to provide ages, height, and weight of riders so they can pair you with the horse that will be most appropriate for you.

Hatteras Weather Bureau Station

Cape Hatteras has a lot of history to explore. Along with the historic lighthouse, Mom may want to tour the historic wood-frame building, built in 1901. From 1902-1946 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. After being decommissioned as a weather station, it became living quarters for Weather Bureau personnel. It has also been used as a research station by universities in North Carolina investigating marine invertebrates.

Water Activities

In addition to the many beach activities that attracted you to Cape Hatteras, there are other fun water sports to get you out on the water. You and mom can paddle your way through calmer waters on a stand up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. Up the adrenaline and the speed and take off on a jet ski. Riders out for a calm paddle will want to check out the pristine marshes and wildlife sanctuary of the area.

Surf Lessons

Learn a new skill this Mother’s Day. Certified instructors will take you from land classes to catching your first wave in no time. Choose traditional surfing, wind surfing, or both. Once you’re comfortable with your skills, rent some gear and strike out on your own.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in NC

While planning all the fun activities and adventures for mom’s special day, make booking comfortable accommodations a priority when you book a vacation rental with Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging. We have accommodations as small as a one-bedroom to treat mom to a solo getaway, all the way up to a six-bedroom single-family so she can surround herself with all her loved ones.

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The year-round warmer climate of the North Carolina and the Outer Banks area is just what you need to warm up from the winter blahs and celebrate spring and the Easter holiday. Pack your bags and point your compass to Cape Hatteras, where you’ll find plenty of things to do and see during an Easter getaway. Your Easter in North Carolina getaway is waiting!

Easter Dinner

Take a vacation from everything and let someone else cook your Easter feast. There are various restaurants in the area that will be serving up the traditional Easter meal. If you have a favorite locale, contact them to find out the details like date, time, and the need for reservations.

Easter Services

Celebrate the solemn meaning of Easter and attend Easter services. The churches scattered across Cape Hatteras are organizing special services to celebrate the day. Contact your choice of place of worship and inquire about dates, times, and locations, as the increased attendance usually encourages churches to offer multiple services in multiple locations.

Beaches

An island escape means time on the beach, no matter when you come. The warming weather and waters of spring mean you can spend a little extra time out in the sun on your beach days. Lay out in the sun and sunbathe, get your exercise, or brave the waters for a swim, snorkeling, or SCUBA adventure.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

If you’ve expanded your Easter break to include the third Friday of April, make a stop at the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. If you miss opening day, the majestic black and white structure that protects one of the most hazardous sections of the whole Atlantic Coast is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. from that day and throughout the season. Tickets are available in-person on a first-come/first-served basis, but you’ll want to be sure you can negotiate the 248-stair iron spiral staircase leading to the top and the best view.

Hatteras Island Ocean Center

The center is part of the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, stretching across Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands, Down East, and the Pamlico Sound. It’s a great place for nature lovers of all ages and is within walking distance of central Hatteras Village. Go on a kayak nature tour, go on “Turtle Patrol” where you’ll learn about the area’s sea turtles and see active nests, or learn about birding in the barrier islands.

Avon Fishing Pier

Anglers who have made the Easter trip to Cape Hatteras can still drop a line. The Avon Fishing Pier is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. It stretches 665 feet out into the Atlantic, so fishing off the end is bound to net you some interesting catches you won’t find closer to shore. The crooked bends are a testament to time and Mother Nature beating away at what is today the only operating pier on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Beach Horseback Riding

Whether you’re a seasoned equestrian or it’s your first time on a horse, make the beautiful backdrop of the beach and Atlantic Ocean waves your first trail ride. Call or email to make reservations, and be prepared to provide ages, height, and weight of riders so they can pair you with the horse most appropriate to your needs.

Hatteras Weather Bureau Station

The historic wood-frame building was built in 1901 and provided data on conditions in the Atlantic Ocean from a fixed location farther into the ocean environment than any other on the Atlantic Coast. The building was in active operation from 1902-1946. It then became living quarters for Weather Bureau personnel. It has also been used as a research station by universities in North Carolina investigating concerning marine invertebrates.

Water Activities

In addition to the many beach activities that attracted you, there are other fun water sports to get you out on the water. Paddle your way through calmer waters on a stand-up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. Up the adrenaline and the speed and take off on a jet ski. Launch whatever craft you wish nearby. Riders out for a calm paddle will want to check out the pristine marshes and wildlife sanctuary.

Surf Lessons

The crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean are the perfect place to learn a new skill. Certified instructors will take you from land classes to catching your first wave in no time. Choose traditional surfing or windsurfing – or both. Then once you’re comfortable with your skills, rent some gear and strike out on your own.

Celebrate Easter in North Carolina

You may be overwhelmed by the number of fun things to do there are on Cape Hatteras this Easter. One thing that’s not overwhelming is booking a vacation rental with Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging. We have accommodations as small as a one-bedroom suite for a sweetheart Easter getaway all the way up to a six-bedroom single-family so you can enjoy the holiday with all your friends and family.

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