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Hatteras Island is the centerpiece for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a 72 mile stretch of perhaps the most undeveloped expanse of natural beaches in the country, that encompasses Bodie Island to the north, and Ocracoke Island at its southern boundary.
Hatteras Island and its villages have grown to become one of the number one places in the world for wind and watersports, world class fishing, and amazing surf. This is the place where people go to get far away from the cares of the world, and yet is close enough for a weekend getaway drive.
There are no incorporated towns on Hatteras, but a series of seven villages, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras, each with their own distinct charm and histories. The name Hatteras has been applied to several inlets at one time or another in the Outer Banks written history, the cape off Buxton, the island itself, one national seashore, and the southern most village in Dare County.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, “America’s Lighthouse,” is the tallest in the nation at 208 feet. The familiar black and white striped brick sentinel is the second of three beacons that were built at Buxton. Climb its 268 steps to the top for a spectacular view for miles around. Under its gaze and along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore are thousands of shipwrecks dating back to the beginnings of our nation. Dubbed the Graveyard of the Atlantic, this region of North Carolina coast once claimed many ships and their crews, due to the treacherous shoals and underwater sandbars that never sat still for any map. Today, you can visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras Village and see what the sea has given back.