Water Sports on Hatteras Island
Hatteras Island includes the towns of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras. Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo were once all part of the same settlement (Chicamacomico), but they are now designated as different towns (though they are geographically connected). These small communities host numerous campgrounds and parks, as well as immaculate beaches. This area is recognized as one of the best kiteboarding and soundside water sports launching areas on the East Coast. In fact, Waves is home to two of the biggest water sports companies in the country;REAL Watersports and Kitty Hawk Kites. If you are a water sports enthusiast, renting a beach house in this location will put you right near the action.
Family-Friendly Features of Hatteras
If you are looking for activities near your Outer Banks beach house that cater to kids, Hatteras Island has those, too. Salvo has access to the Pamlico Sound that features a gradual slope, gentle water, and an average depth of only one to two feet near the shoreline, which is ideal for younger children.
And the community of Avon has other family favorites, like a charming pier with shopping and fishing access, as well as a mini golf course. And since these communities are so close together, no matter which community you choose for your beach house rental, you will never be far from the comforts of home.
It isn't a stretch to say that the Outer Banks of North Carolina are the ultimate fishing destination. Depending on the season that you pick for your Outer Banks beach house vacation, you'll catch a wide variety of fish from both pier and bank. Multiple fly fishing world records have been set in OBX, and you can even round out your trip with shellfish as you hunt for crabs, bay scallops, and oysters.
The offshore fishing is sensational, offering big game such as tuna, billfish (blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish), and even dolphins. Even brackish fishing is possible here, where North Carolina rivers flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you prefer fishing from the shore or from the deck of a boat, there are local guides available to show you the best spots.
Whether you are headed to OBX for the unparalleled fishing, the exhilarating water sports, or the all-around family fun, rent an Outer Banks beach house as your home base for your fun-filled beach vacation.