Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks KOA Resort is the ultimate oceanfront camping destination in North Carolina.

The Atlantic Ocean on one side and Pamlico Sound on the other provide you with gorgeous water views, endless water activities, and a vacation like no other. If you love being outdoors, then you will love OBX camping on the beaches of Hatteras Island, NC.

Our island retreat offers a much different vibe from the northern Outer Banks, as Rodanthe and the other island villages have a more laid-back feel, perfect for getting away from it all. This area still has all the same OBX offerings, though, from water sports to nature-inspired recreation. If you are ready to relax, unwind and slow down with some oceanfront camping in North Carolina, plan your beach vacation to Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks KOA Resort. 

Enjoy Staying Right on the Beach at Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks KOA Resort

If you're looking for the best campground in the OBX, we've got you covered! Our charming campground is located right off the beach in the lovely village of Rodanthe, NC. This locale is a delightful blend of cedar-clad vacation rentals and wide-open beaches, making it the perfect backdrop for your getaway. If you are wondering where to stay in Rodanthe, NC, look no further than Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks KOA Resort. Our variety of accommodations will fit every lifestyle and budget, and we are a short jaunt from the Atlantic shoreline:

  • For a home away from home or Outer Banks glamping experience, try a Glamping TentVacation Suite or Deluxe Cabin
  • Nestled among the dunes is the best oceanfront RV park in North Carolina. Park your big rig on one of our sites for RV camping near Nags Head, Frisco, and more stunning spots in NC. 
  • Want something more rustic? Try OBX beach camping in one of our tent camping sites. We offer Camping Cabins and Tent sites within just a short distance to the beach. 

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Explore Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and the Outer Banks

If this is your first time camping along the North Carolina coast in Hatteras Island, you will be amazed at the vast expanses of undeveloped beach wilderness that lie between the island's seven village communities. With the Atlantic Ocean roaring to the east and the warm shallows of Pamlico Sound to your west, this area is beloved by anglers and surfers alike.

By far, the most popular thing to do in the Outer Banks is to lose track of time at the beach! These endless stretches of natural shorelines are a great place to relax seaside and build sandcastles with the kids. Roam the sand dunes or participate in the countless water activities available, including kite boarding, stand-up paddle boarding, scuba diving, surfing and more.

Of course, there are plenty of other exciting attractions to explore on Hatteras Island and throughout the Outer Banks, such as:

  • Climb Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
  • Picnic at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
  • Visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.
  • Observe wildlife at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Reel in a big catch in the Gulf Stream waters with some offshore charter fishing.

Special Campground Amenities

When it comes to a pet-friendly oceanfront camping getaway in North Carolina, we know the littlest details can take your beach vacation to new heights. That is why we offer tons of wonderful amenities, from comfortable features like picnic tables and electrical and water hookups at sites to fun-filled activities, designed to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

If you are taking a break from the salt and sand, there are still plenty of ways to cool off in the water at Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks KOA Resort. Make a splash in our Zero Entry Pool, ride the NEW double water slide, swim in our Lap Lanes or relax in the Hot Tub. If you are hungry, enjoy a snack or meal at our Poolside Café, or relax in our lounge area.

Traveling with the family? Our OBX campground offers plenty of fun-filled offerings on-site, so you never have to go far for a great time. Explore the abundant entertainment during the season, such as Pirate Thursdays, movie nights under the stars or KOA Express Fun Train. Be sure to ask the front desk for a weekly fun finder for a list of all the activities going on. There's even a safe place for Fido to play within our Kamp K9® Dog Park. It is the perfect spot for your furry friends to stretch their legs after a day of travel.

KOA is the best Outer Banks campground for beach goers, water enthusiasts and active types looking to adventure and relax. We offer a variety of OBX cabin rentals and tent camping options as well as the best RV camping around! Take advantage of our beach access and rent a bike, kayak or paddleboard, or do the like the locals and grab your board. Even if you have never surfed, there are plenty of local surf classes that will have you charging the waves in no time.

Wondering Where to Camp in the Outer Banks? Book Your Stay at our Cape Hatteras KOA Resort

Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks KOA Resort is the perfect place to stay and play for a while. Book your beach getaway online or give us a call today!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 65' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (Open Year-Round)
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
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Ways to Stay

KOA Resorts

KOA Resort Campgrounds

KOA Resorts offer a carefree vacation in the great outdoors. Enjoy robust recreation and staff-led activities, kick back and relax by the resort-style pool, or grab a bite to eat, all while never leaving the campground. And with plenty of RV Sites with KOA Patios® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths to meet your needs, it’s the ultimate camping getaway.

KOA Resorts Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths and linens
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Resort-style pools
  • Indoor and outdoor group facilities

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

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WHEN: September 8-9, 2023

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 8 at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 9 for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

*Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Winter Restaurant Openings

Cape Hatteras is still open throughout the winter! Check out this list of open restaurants to help you plan your stay.

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

This is the first national seashore in the country and includes a combination of natural and historic attractions, such as lighthouses and lifesaving stations. Picnic, camping, and interpretive programs are offered seasonally at various locations.

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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Established 70 years ago as a conservatory, the 6,000 acre reserve is home to more than 365 species of birds plus the endangered loggerhead sea turtles. Bring your camera; Pea Island is a shutterbug's and bird watcher's paradise. Observation platforms are near the parking areas. Make sure you stop by the turtle pond.

14500 NC 12

Rodanthe, NC 27968

252-473-1131

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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Visit the monument celebrating where man first took flight located near Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. Containing a recently refurbished replica of the original Wright Flyer as well as other memorabilia of the First Flight, the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Visitor Center commemorates one of America's historic moments. A nearby sand dune supports the Memorial Pylon. On the extensive grounds around the visitor center/museum there are historical markers and a reconstructed hanger and shop as well as lectures and exhibits. A great way to spend the day!

Open daily from 9am til 5pm

1000 N. Croatan Hwy

Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

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