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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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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