Breakwater Inn

The Breakwater Inn is located on the very edge of Hatteras Village, and is as favorite destination for anglers, water lovers, and any Outer Banks vacationer who appreciates life on the “edge of the world.” Close to a host of local marinas, a small handful of shops and restaurants, and the Hatteras / Ocracoke ferry, these waterfront accommodations are a great fit for travelers by land or sea who truly want to get away from it all.


Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast

Visitors can enjoy a fully relaxing and elevated experienced while staying in the heart of laid-back Hatteras Island with an extended stay at the Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast. Located in Buxton, and close to a wealth of local attractions (including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Cape Point, which are both just a mile or so away), this charming B&B has all the comforts of home and then some, and a stellar locale that accentuates its welcoming, coastal atmosphere.


Cape Hatteras Motel

Hatteras Island vacationers will be hard-pressed to find a local motel that’s close to the pristine and undeveloped beaches than the Cape Hatteras Motel. Located on the very southern edge of the town of Buxton, this locally renowned motel is literally steps away from the oceanfront, and is just an easy drive away from favorite attractions including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Cape Point, and miles of pristine and un-commercialized shoreline.


Inn on Pamlico Sound

An elegant restaurant and fine accomodations with speciality services. 


The Falcon Motel

Visitors will be just a few minutes’ walk away from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and a little over a mile away from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, with a stay at the simple but perfectly accommodating Falcon Motel. Located on the northern edge of Buxton, and close to a number of restaurants, activities, and attractions like the lighthouse and the famed Cape Point fishing beach, this wonderfully situated motel will be a fine retreat for anglers, explorers, and anyone who adores an unspoiled day at the beach,


Village Marina & Motel

The Village Marina & Motel is an all-encompassing site where water lovers, mariners, fishermen, and anyone who’s in the mood for an on-the-water sunset and a meal can meet in the heart of Hatteras Village. Located close to Hatteras Inlet and the outlying Gulf Stream, the marina serves as a launching point for a number of local charter businesses, as well as visiting mariners who need a “home base” for inshore and offshore adventures.


While the main means of accommodations on Hatteras Island are vacation rentals, the island does offer more than a dozen motels that are scattered throughout all seven villages. Perfect for long weekend getaways or off-season retreats, the hotels on Hatteras Island vary greatly, giving visitors plenty of options.

About Hatteras Island Hotels

Avon Village and the tri-villages have the least number of hotels available for guests, with each region featuring just one locally owned motel. (There are a number of campgrounds in these regions as well, especially in the tri-villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo.)

Frisco has no hotels or motels, but is adjacent to the town of Buxton, which has the highest concentration of Hatteras Island motels and hotels by far.

Hatteras Village also has several motels / hotels that are close to the waterfront and are found near the Hatteras Harborfront. Hatteras Village is also home to several condo complexes.

Most of the hotels on Hatteras Island are within walking distance of the ocean, the sound, or both.

Hatteras Island's oceanfront hotels are primarily found in Buxton, close to the northern entrance to the town. These hotels are also within close proximity of a handful of restaurants, tackle stores, and other central services.

Buxton is also home to a nationally famous boutique hotel, the Inn on Pamlico Sound, which has been featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, and even the Times of London.

There are no chain hotels on Hatteras Island - all of the hotels are locally owned and operated.

Amenities for guests vary by establishment, but many local hotels and motels feature outdoor pools, free Wi-Fi, excellent beach or sound access, on-site restaurants, or all of the above. (Waterfront motels may also offer soundfront or oceanfront views and / or private balconies.)

Booking a Hatteras Island Hotel

Visitors will want to book a Hatteras Island hotel or motel room as far in advance as possible, especially for popular long holiday weekends like Memorial Day or Labor Day.

The shoulder-season fall months are especially popular for motel and hotel guests, as this is prime fishing season, and many of the island's hotels are close to the famed Red Drum Tackle store as well as the Cape Point 4WD access ramp.

The majority of motels and hotels on Hatteras Island have websites where guests can tour the facilities, review seasonal rates, and / or book online. Guests are also free to call the local motels during operating hours, (typically 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. or so), to reserve a room.

Many of the local hotels and motels are pet friendly and can accommodate a pet for a small additional fee.

Many local hotels and motels are also handicapped accessible, although visitors will want to be able to confirm this with the individual establishment before a stay.

In general, hotel and motel rates are at their highest on Hatteras Island from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The rates fall slightly in the fall and spring months, and are at their lowest during the winter. A number of motels may close during the off-season, which is generally designated as December through February or March.

Some motels and hotels may offer discounts for weekday stays, off-season stays, or for AAA members or military personnel. In addition, some higher-end hotels may offer special packages for holidays, events, or other trip-worthy celebrations, (like a romantic stay or a girl's getaway.) Ask ahead for any available discounts and promotions.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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.

Surf or Sound Realty

Surf or Sound Realty

What is your kind of vacation? Perhaps it is a relaxing day spent sprawled out on the beach under a shady umbrella with the sound of the waves, a good book and drinks in the cooler. Or maybe it is a day spent serenely paddling your kayak on the warm waters of the sound followed by a soothing soak in the hot tub. How about circling the deck chairs under starry skies with best friends after vibrant mealtime conversation over fresh seafood prepared in a gourmet kitchen?

Whether you envision vacationing in an extravagant oceanfront estate, a quiet soundside retreat, or somewhere in between, Surf or Sound Realty has the perfect home to accommodate your kind of vacation.

Surf or Sound Realty is located on Hatteras Island, part of the pristine Cape Hatteras National Seashore just south of Nags Head on The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Regularly found on Top Ten lists for the Best Beaches in America, Hatteras Island’s beaches and villages are quiet, family friendly and picturesque. Since 1978, we have offered weekly premier Hatteras Island vacation rentals from single family beach cottages to expansive oceanfront estates with a wide range of luxury amenities. We make it easy to fit an Outer Banks vacation into your budget with several interest-free;flexible payment plans and multiple payment methods. We make vacationing effortless with options like keyless entry and early check-in.

Serving thousands of happy Outer Banks vacationers every year, we look forward to seeing you at the beach this year! Contact us for more information about our beautiful Hatteras Island Vacation Rentals on the finest beaches of the Outer Banks, NC today!