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.
Sitting happily with a full belly is Happy Belly Ice Cream’s logo - a smiling Buddha with a big, pink ice cream cone. This could be you! Located in Hatteras Village at the Beacon Shops, Happy Belly has lots of options to bring that kind of satisfaction to you belly and your face! Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream in a cone or cup. Do up a sundae Happy Belly style or a milk shake. They offer real fruit smoothises, and there are plenty of flavors and toppings from which to choose and make the entire family rubbing their lucky Buddha bellies! Choose from a great selection of candy and fresh-made local fudge. No visit to the beach is complete without purchasing a box of saltwater taffy. Happy Belly has a screened-in porch and patio where you can relax. They also have a game room. Make sure to pick up one of their cool Happy Belly T-shirts as a souvenir of your delicious visit!