Things to Do in Hatteras: Nature & Outdoor Oriented

Just about everything on Hatteras Island is nature and outdoor-oriented. The natural beauty of the island just beckons people outside, and almost everything on the island is an accessory to the outdoorsy lifestyle. If you want to find things to do in Hatteras nature, you’ll have opportunities at every turn.  

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

Nature & Outdoor Oriented in Hatteras
23645 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
(252) 987-1552

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is the nation’s largest and most complete existing example of the life-saving stations that were built along the Atlantic coast in the late 19th century to attend to shipwrecks and to rescue survivors. The 1874 Station was the first operational U.S. Life-Saving Service station built in North Carolina, serving until 1954. Chicamacomico has been partially restored, thanks to numerous volunteers who...read more

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is the nation’s largest and most complete existing example of the...read more

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Nature & Outdoor Oriented in Hatteras
59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras village
(252) 986-0720

At the end of N.C. Highway 12 just past the ferry docks, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum attracts attention with its composite of ship shapes, porthole windows and curved timbers. One of three North Carolina Maritime Museums operated by the North Carolina Division of Natural and Cultural Resources, the museum focuses on the maritime history and culture of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Outer Banks’ stretch of sea is...read more

At the end of N.C. Highway 12 just past the ferry docks, Graveyard of the...read more

Slash Creek Outfitters

Nature & Outdoor Oriented in Hatteras
57698 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras village
(252) 986-1500

In the historic A.S. Austin Building in the heart of Hatteras village, Slash Creek Outfitters can make your Hatteras vacation more enjoyable. This is the place to rent four-person and six-person golf carts for tooling around the village, and they also rent bikes of all sorts (for kids and adults), which you can enjoy on the new Hatteras bike path once it's finished this summer. They...read more

In the historic A.S. Austin Building in the heart of Hatteras village, Slash Creek Outfitters...read more