Local Area Attractions Near Cape Hatteras / Outer Banks KOA Resort

Cape Hatteras and the other Outer Banks Islands are barrier islands just off the coast of North Carolina. Each island has a relaxed feel of its own along with local area attractions, recreation, restaurants and more! Traveling through and planning your trip's daily adventures is no small task. However, with a few helpful suggestions from Cape Hatteras / Outer Banks KOA Resort, your next coastal adventure will be an experience you and your family never forget.

If you are ready to explore the great offerings of the local area, then don't wait! Make a reservation today!

Things To Do in Rodanthe, NC on Hatteras Island
There are an extensive array of things to do around Rodanthe and Cape Hatteras, which include a unique combination of water sports, sightseeing, museums, fishing and adventure tours. The Outer Banks combines national parks with a visit to the beach at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Other Outer Banks attractions like the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Bodie Island Lighthouse adds the culture of this coastal area with undeniable charm! Visit other towns like Southern Shores, Oregon Inlet, Ocracoke Island and more to get a taste for the entire Outer Banks during your stay at Cape Hatteras on Hatteras Island.

Stay at Our Island Campground While Exploring the Outer Banks
While this area is a surfer's and angler's dream, there is truly something for adventurers of all ages and abilities. Whether you are traveling with young kids or planning a getaway with friends, book your stay at Cape Hatteras / Outer Banks KOA Resort today!

Winter Restaurant Openings

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

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.

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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

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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Atlantic and Soundside Beaches

Atlantic and Soundside Beaches

Just steps away from your campsite are the breathtaking beaches of the Outer Banks.

Ocracoke Island and Lighthouse

Ocracoke Island and Lighthouse

Ocracoke Island is a 14-mile picturesque fishing village. Once home to Blackbeard the pirate, who was slain here in 1718. British Cemetery, which features graves of four Royal Navy sailers, who were killed in 1942. Ocracoke Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse still operating in North Carolina, built in 1823. The National Park Service operates a visitor center May through September.

Roanoke Island and the Historical Elizabethan Ship

Roanoke Island and the Historical Elizabethan Ship

Roanoke Island is where the English first settled in America. This 12-mile long island is also where you'll discover the quaint fishing village of Wanchese, home of the Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park. Elizabeth II State Historic site hosts a 69-foot, square-rigged sailing representative of those used to transport England's first colonists to the New World in 1585. Berthed in Manteo's quaint waterfront. Guided tours and a video program, "A Roanoke Voyage" are available. During the summer season, living history interpreters portray mariners.

1 Festival Park

Manteo, NC 27954

252-475-1500

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse on the American coast at 208 feet high. The beam from the Lighthouse can be seen up to 20 miles out to sea. Former keeper's quarters serve as a visitors center, and from April to mid-October, visitors are welcome to climb the 268 steps to the top for a spectacular view of the national seashore.

46379 Lighthouse Road

Buxton, NC 27920

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Jockey's Ridge State Park

Jockey's Ridge State Park

Situated within the Jockey's Ridge State Park is the world's largest sand dune (140'). You can spend hours exploring the exhibit buildings and nature trails. Perfect for hang gliding, kite flying and picnics!

300 W Carolista

Nags Head, NC 27959

Bodie Lighthouse

Bodie Lighthouse

The Bodie Lighthouse, on The Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Tours are available from the third Friday in April to Columbus Day in October and is open for self guided climbs.

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road

Nags Head, NC 27959

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Hatteras Fishing Charters

Hatteras Fishing Charters

Fishing charters at Hatteras Landing & Teach's Lair. There's nothing like being out on the open water, just you, your friends and the fish! At our two full-service marinas we take pride in offering a variety of charters from party boat rentals to wreck fishing trips. Offering both 1/2 day and full day trips, you can stay inshore or head out to the crystal clear waters of the Gulf Stream. Either way, you're sure to hook onto the fish with our experienced captains. Learn more about the local fishing seasons in anticipation of your catch and then drop by one of our fish cleaning tables to have them prepped for cooking.

58848 Marina Way

Hatteras, NC 27943

252-986-2077

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Shipwrecks - The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Shipwrecks - The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

The waters of Hatteras are thought to hold one of the highest densities of shipwrecked vessels in the world. Thousands of ships and countless mariners all lost the same battle in the shores of the Outer Banks: the battle against piracy, war and the sea itself. This innovative museum is more than a collection of sunken ships and wayward dreams. http://www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com/

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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

Chicamacomico Life Saving Station Historic Site & Museum is the only museum of its kind existing in North Carolina. It stands as a place to revisit the wrecks, rescues, and daily events that the men of the US. Life-Saving Service experienced on the Outer Banks. The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is located in the village of Rodanthe.

The Hook Up Light Tackle Fishing Charters

The Hook Up Light Tackle Fishing Charters

Book your North Carolina Fishing Charter aboard The Hook Up . Prime cobia season in the waters of Hatteras, North Carolina is May 20 to July 10. Captain Rudy offers fishing and non fishing trips depending on the tie of year.

25475 NC Hwy 12

Rodanthe, NC 27968

252-475-4576

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REAL Watersports, Inc.

REAL Watersports, Inc.

REAL Kiteboarding is North America's only 100% dedicated kiteboarding center. REAL is located in Waves, North Carolina. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is internationally recognized as the best place to kiteboard in the world. There are two full-service kite centers in Cape Hatteras. Both of these centers are stocked with premium quality gear, the latest teaching techniques, and up to 18 professional REAL coaches. For learning to ride or for an unbelievable kite excursion, these locations cannot be beat. Phone 252-987-6000 for more information.

25706 Highway 12

Waves, NC 27982

866-987-6000

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Local Fishing Information

Local Fishing Information

Get an up-to-date fishing report online

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Sharks and loggerhead turtles are among the living marine creatures on exhibit at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island . Touch starfish and sea urchins. This marine education and research facility includes an aquaria, exhibits, field trips, guided tours and other group activities by appointment. Open year round.

374 Airport Rd

Manteo, NC 27954

252-475-2300

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Elizabethan Gardens

Elizabethan Gardens

The Garden Club of North Carolina has created a beautiful 16th century style as a memorial to the ill-fated lost colonists. Flower-bordered walkways, sweet-scented blossoms, ancient garden statuary, 16th century herbs, wildflowers area, English portraits and gazebo highlight the Elizabethan Gardens .

1411 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

252-473-3234

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Wild Horse Adventure Tours

Wild Horse Adventure Tours

Feel the ocean breeze and taste the salty beach air as you cruise the Outer Banks beaches in our exclusive OPEN AIR, 13-passenger Hummers with one of our seasoned guides in search of the Colonial Spanish Mustangs! With the added capabilities of our custom designed open air Hummer H1s, we venture into three previously inaccessible and distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife of all types! New exclusive rights to the Wild Horse Sanctuary in Swan Beach allow us to view the horses in their natural environment.

When you tour with Wild Horse Adventure Tours, portions of each ticket go to donations that help Corolla Wild Horse Fund manage the herd, to any emergency vet funds that may come up, land protection efforts, and to American Forests to offset their Hummer's CO2 footprint. Wild Horse Adventure Tours has been voted the #1 tour company in the USA by TripAdvisor.

Wild Horse Adventure Tours LLC

610 Currituck Clubhouse Dr

Corolla, NC 27927

800-460-4136

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