Cape Hatteras, North Carolian. Outerbanks. Frisco, NC!
Ashley says... "Excellent location for those that want to get away from the over crowded beach areas. House was very clean and spacious. Everything we wanted to cook with was available in the kitchen. Two kayaks were fun to cruise around in on the sound. We LOVED the hot outdoor shower! Very short and easy walk to the beach. We spent mornings and afternoons there with nice break in between at house to relax. We also returned to hunt for crabs and walk along the beach in the evenings. Sunset off the back deck was gorgeous. Great waves to body surf at this beach. Would highly recommend and hope to return!"
We built this custom beach house for our family to enjoy the best of the Outerbanks. We love the warm waters and beaches of the southern Outerbanks. The Ocean water is warmer and the waves are more gentle on this south facing beach than the east facing beaches just a few miles away. It makes all the difference on the south side! The south side of the Island has softer sand, smoother beaches, warmer water, less people, gentle waters, quieter neighborhoods and its so much more laid back than many other beach destinations. Most of Hatteras Island is national seashore, so there's lots of room for people to spread out. The beaches are world-class; in fact, our beach was rated #4 best beach in USA in 2010.
The Billy Mitchel Airport (HSE) may look brand new, with flawlessly paved airstrips and parking areas, but it's actually well over 50 years old and was first constructed in the early 1960s by the North Carolina Department of Aviation. Located in the heart of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the airport is managed by both the NC Dept. of Aviation as well as the National Park Service (NPS), which controls and manages all of the beaches on Hatteras Island.
Explore the beauty and serenity of Hatteras Island on horseback anytime of year at Equine Adventures. Wander the trails of the maritime forest of Buxton Woods and then travel over the sand dunes to the unspoiled island beaches. Catch a glimpse of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Cape Point as you trot along miles of beautiful sand on a well-seasoned horse chosen carefully to suit each rider. Riders can expect quality service from owner and operator Sylvia Mattingly, who brings more than 25 years of horse experience to Equine Adventures. Horses here are treated like family and are well taken care of. They receive good care, a healthy diet and constant access to hay and water. Equine Adventures is closed on Sundays in the summer so horses can have a day off and they always schedule rides during the coolest parts of the day. Guided tours are two hours and are offered year round. Riders will begin with a 45-minute trip through the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and maritime forest to the beach. Horses will take guests along the ocean for 30 minutes and then head back through the woods to the barn. Expect to see a wide variety of wildlife during various times of the year. Located in Frisco, Equine Adventures was established in 2001. Here, owners pride themselves on safety of their guests and keeping their horses happy. Morning and afternoon rides are available during the summer. Off-season hours are flexible. Reservations are required and riders must be at least 10 years old.
Get back to nature and learn about national and local indigenous people at the Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center.
Located in Frisco, the year round Museum holds a collection of Native American artifacts from Hatteras Island as well as other American Indian cultures. There are natural history displays and exhibits to explore that include basketry and pottery, and galleries filled with native art thread through the building that includes educational text as well as a dug-out canoe discovered on museum property and items recovered from the site of East Carolina University's archaeological dig at Buxton Village.
In addition to traditional exhibits and tours, the museum's activities include Native American workshops, Scout badge work, school science projects, Native American studies, programs for the visually impaired, senior citizen seminars, and special events such as a Pow Wow and living history weekend. Contact the museum to schedule programs at least two weeks in advance. Weekly summer programs on birding and archeology are included in the admission. Visit the gift store and shop for native crafts.
There is nothing better than waking up with the sound to one side and the sea nearby. Island camping is incredibly refreshing, and Frisco Woods offers just the right facilities to enjoy your stay.
Located on the Pamlico Sound in a wooded national seashore, the campground features a large convenience and gift store where you can pick up ice and groceries, and beach and camping supplies. The facilities include 20-30 Amp. electric service, cable TV, water and sewer hook-ups, dumping station, public phones, dishwashing area, a coin-operated laundry, and fish cleaning bench.
Cool off in the solar-heated outdoor swimming pool, and the wide sound front beach is perfect for launching a kayak or windsurfer.
Accommodations include one- and two-room camping cabins with air conditioning, charcoal grill, and picnic table and outside water.
To go more natural, choose a secluded campsite for your tent, RV or trailer. Pets are welcome. Call for reservations.
Campers are a short walk, bike or car ride away from a variety of hotspots including the Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier, Lighthouse and Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.
Get ready to catch the “big” one and make your charter boat experience a memorable one at Good Times Sportsfishing. Captain Andy and his crew will take you fishing in the Gulf Stream on the 47-foot custom made Carolina boat built on Roanoke Island. On the Good Times, anglers will have the opportunity to fish for everything from sailfish, marlin, wahoo and tuna to dolphin amberjack and grouper. A prime location off beautiful Hatteras Island, the two ocean currents provide anglers with a top-rate fishing experience. Bait and 20, 50, 80 and 130 lbs. tackle is furnished on board. Enjoy fishing with top-of-the-line PENN International and Shimano reels and custom rods. If you are interested in fishing for shark, ask about the shark charter. Captain Andy has been fishing the Gulf Stream waters for nearly 20 years and has logged well over 2,500 trips. The Good Times leaves at dawn and returns by 4 or 5 p.m. for at least six hours of prime-time fishing. Powered by a 700 HP Lugger, the Good Times can cruise at more than 20 knots and holds up to six passengers. A large cockpit is equipped with a custom fighting chair and two companion chairs. The air-conditioned salon has ample seating and storage. Families, children, first-time anglers and pros are all welcome on board. One thing is for sure. Anglers who go out with Captain Andy are sure to return year after year for another grand fishing adventure. Remember, every season is fishing season at Good Times Sportsfishing. Call or go online to book your charter today.