The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, with its black and white candy-cane stripes, is one of the most famous and recognizable lighthouses in the world. Protecting one of the most treacherous stretches of the Outer Banks, with a beam of light that spans 20 miles into the ocean, the lighthouse is also the world's tallest brick lighthouse at a staggering 208' ft. tall.
Stationed on the edge of NC Highway 12, the new-in-2017 Diamond Shoals Farm Market is quickly becoming a favorite destination for locals and visitors on the hunt for fresh produce and goodies that originated from the Eastern North Carolina region. Featuring both an interior and exterior that is stocked with goodies, this casual produce market and gift shop is a gem of a find that will charm foodies and everyday souvenir shoppers alike.
The Diamond Shoals Farm Market has a little something for everyone, starting with wooden bins of fresh produce that are generally available in the warm weather months. In the height of the summertime, visitors will find fresh watermelons, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, and other goodies that are brought to the site from local farms throughout the area. In addition, the shop also has a nice array of ciders and juices, sauces, jams, pickles, and other canned treats, as well as unique shell-themed gifts and coastal treasures. From pretty island-inspired jewelry and artworks to armfuls of homegrown goodies to cook up in a vacation rental kitchen, the Diamond Shoals Farm Market truly has a nice helping of all the items that food fans and coastal shoppers crave while staying in the heart of Hatteras Island.
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