Cape Hatteras Motel Is Open After Artrhur!

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Thanks to all who have been looking out for us. We’re open! Hopefully NC 12 & Bonner Bridge will be open by noon tomorrow. For the latest information about Hatteras Island access, Please refer to Dare County for Current Advisories

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Bodie Lighthouse on Bodie Island is among USA Today’s “10 best lighthouses around the USA.” A lighthouse website and app creator, Kraig Anderson first took a trip to see a lighthouse in North Carolina more than a decade ago, and has since visited every beacon in the country – that’s more than 750 depending how you define them. Of Bodie Island, the article notes, “This 156-foot Outer Banks beacon is often overshadowed by the nearby Cape Hatteras lighthouse, located on the same National Seashore. But its renovation last year, which opened the tower for climbing, makes it a must-see. ‘It’s stunning,’ Anderson says, and one of many standouts in the region. ‘The Outer Banks has the premier collection of lighthouses in the United States.’”

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Top U.S. Beaches for 2014 Revealed

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Chosen using a criteria of 50 physical factors like “sand softness” and “air temperature”, Cape Hatteras returns to the official Dr. Beach’s Top 10 List:

    1.    Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
    2.    Barefoot Beach Bonita Springs, Florida
    3.    St. George Island State Park Florida panhandle  
    4.    Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Oahu, Hawaii
    5.    Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii
    6.    Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks of North Carolina
    7.    Cape Florida State Park Key Biscayne, Florida
    8.    Coast Guard Beach Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    9.    Beachwalker Park Kiawah Island, South Carolina  
    10.    Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples, Florida

Sadly, the editors at USA Today Travel show photos of Virginia Beach VA & The Crystal Coast NC …

NOT AT ALL THE SAME as Hatteras Island & Cape Hatteras National Seashore!.

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As the article’s writer notes, “A ride on the shifting sands of Cape Hatteras National Seashore offers a glorious tour of the Outer Banks… [but] be prepared …Since the National Park Service issued new rules in 2012 in an effort to preserve nesting habitats for shore birds and turtles, the beach is less open to 4×4 traffic. Even so, if you have the right vehicle, the right permit from the NPS, the right map, and if you go at the right time of year, you can put together the longest beach drive in the continental U.S. I think … Compared with Hatteras, Daytona Beach in Florida is like a drive through an overpopulated sandbox.” The newspaper’s Spring Adventures series is a guide featuring 50 gutsy ways to shake up the season.

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Amazing kiteboarding by the world’s very best competitors vying for $40,000 Prize Purse on beautiful, historic Hatteras Island, NC … plus, did someone say, “7 Parties / 7 Bands”? The Invitational main event will also be preceded by the Triple-S Open.

The Triple-S Kiteboarding Invitational runs May 31st – June 6th 2014, so mark your calendars and MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS NOW at Cape Hatteras Motel, only minutes away from all of the action.

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NC Mountains To Coast Bicycle Route Passes Through Buxton

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The 16th annual ride, 450 miles (60-70 miles per day) scheduled Sept. 27-Oct. 4 2014, will begin in Sparta with overnight stops in Mount Airy, Reidsville, Oxford, Roanoke Rapids, Edenton, Manteo, and then finish in Hatteras Village. More than 1,000 bicyclists from 35 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada participated in last year’s ride. This year should be even bigger.

Make your Reservations NOW and enjoy the excitement!

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Outer Banks Makes Nat Geo “Drives of a Lifetime” Road Trips

This itinerary takes readers on an inspiring 114 mile dream journey from Corolla to Ocracoke highlighting lighthouses, parks, refuges, monuments, beaches and historic places along the way: Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Jockeys Ridge State Park, First Colony Inn, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton and Ocracoke Island.

The closing “Road Kit” thoughtfully reminds travelers of the Outer Banks sweet spot months from April-June in the spring and Sept-Oct in the fall “shoulder seasons”.

After the winter you’ve had, you may be experiencing some pent-up demand for a relaxing road trip vacation yourself, so call us today to make your Reservations at Cape Hatteras Motel in Buxton!

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USA TODAY … Experience Outer Banks NC

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Great overview … including Hatteras Island.

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Outer Banks NC among ‘best places to watch a sunset’

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

10Best.com’s Readers’ Choice contest found the Outer Banks one of North America’s “Best places to watch a sunset.” Of the Outer Banks, the article notes, “The East Coast is typically better known for its sunrises, but not so in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Set up your lawn chair facing west, and enjoy the show.”

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CNN Travel Article Says “Life is a beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore”

Preview 12 diversions that are really “Far out on the Outer Banks” and learn even more about the “hidden wonders” within Cape Hatteras National Seashore!

  1- Summer in the Park
  2- Sea Turtle Nesting
  3- Brown Pelicans
  4- Bodie Island Lighthouse
  5- Barrier Island Dunes
  6- Ocracoke Island Lighthouse
  7- Wildlife Habitat
  8- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
  9- Pamlico Sound Sunsets
10- Ghost Crabs
11- Freshwater Marshlands
12- Ocracoke-Hatteras Ferry

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