One of the many attractions of your relocation and the jump into “North Carolina Living” is the convenient location not only to the beaches, mountains, and all points in between in state, but also the central locale to most major spots in both the north and southeastern U.S. Case in point, just a few short hours up the road from Rocky Mount’s premier North Carolina golf community, Belmont Lake Preserve, you are “never too far from” world class fishing and so much more in Hatteras NC and the Outer Banks.
The “southernmost” community on Hatteras Island, Hatteras NC is renowned not only for its beauty and the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, but also for the best fishing on the Outer Banks. From its humble beginnings in the 1700s , the very first people to settle in Hatteras NC relied on the abundance of fish in the small town, until eventually many years later the village evolved into what is now referred to as the “blue marlin capital of the world.”
Although being only 15 miles off of the Gulf Stream and offering what many consider to be the best charter fishing off the coast of North Carolina, Hatteras NC has much more to offer than just that which is alluring to the fisherman. Tourists have also praised the beaches at Hatteras NC and locals alike as “like no other anywhere in the world.” The Hatteras NC beaches offer both vehicular and pedestrian access in addition to countless opportunities for an array of beach water sports and activities that include swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, and kiteboarding.
In addition to the fishing and watersports offered at Hatteras NC, there are several other local attractions that have made this one of the most desirable destinations in all of the Outer Banks. First and foremost, the shopping, entertainment, and great food offered at the Hatteras Landing complex sits at the heart of the village. Also, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum gives visitors a look back at the rich msritime history of Hatteras NC and the fascinating stories of days gone by involving Hatteras Island and the sea.
With an assortment of special events throughout the calendar year catering to all tastes and lifestyle including the annual mid-Sepetmber, “Day at the Docks,” October’s “Wings Over Water,” or the “Hatteras Grand Slam” in early July, Hatteras NC offers something for everyone visiting their quaint waterfront village. For more information on Hatteras NC and all the beaches of the Outer Banks, visit outerbanks.org.