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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.


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.

Contact us today!