Head south over the Herbert C. Bonner bridge, or take the Hatteras / Ocracoke ferry from Ocracoke Island, and you’ll land on the shores of Hatteras Island.
This long stretch of barrier island shoreline is one of the longest islands in the continental United States, and yet, is also one of the Outer Banks’ least populated regions. With just seven small villages scattered throughout roughly 50 miles of coastline, the island has become a beacon to beachcombers who just want a quiet vacation destination without all the frills and fuss. There are no major resorts, towering hotels, amusement parks or big beach boardwalks here. Instead, vacationers will find miles of wide open space, uncrowded and even undisturbed beaches, and just enough amenities and attractions to fill up a relaxing beach vacation.
If you dream escape involves lots of natural surroundings, gorgeous beaches, and not too many other distractions, then you’ll love an escape to Hatteras Island. Book a vacation rental home, a local motel room or bed and breakfast, or simply take a day-trip from the neighboring central and northern Outer Banks regions. With miles of shoreline to discover and a relaxing, peaceful drive throughout the entire landscape, Hatteras Island is an oasis for vacationers who just want to get back to the basics, and back to the beach.