About Cape Hatteras
  • Dress is Informal in Cape Hatteras
  • Water Temperature Suitable for Swimming from Mid-May Through September
  • Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Tackle Shops, Gift Shops within 1 Mile of Cape Hatteras Motel
  • National Park Service Offers Beach Walks, Slideshows, Arts & Crafts During the Summer
  • Bring Sunscreen, Beach Towels, Fishing Poles, Good Books and a Camera

Besides having some of the Outer Banks best lodging, the area around Cape Hatteras Motel offers a multitude of diversions for the entire family. Hatteras Island water sports of all types include: swimming, surfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, diving, fishing and boating plus some of the nation’s best windsurfing is only moments away at the ‘Canadian Hole’. There are many different trails to explore on foot or bicycle if you like getting up close and personal with the plants and wildlife of the maritime forests… even the insects are interesting here! You can also explore by horseback! As a stopping point on the Atlantic flyway, you’re bound to see interesting birds on Hatteras Island… especially during the winter months along world renowned Pea Island Wildlife Refuge.

If you’re a history buff, you’ll discover many museums and historic sites covering the rich maritime culture plus facts and artifacts of the native Americans and colonists who settled the area. If shopping is your bag, the island is filled with unique shops and boutiques with everything under the sun. Same goes for food and beverages… everything from coffee and bagels to lunch and ice cream are literally next door and everything from fast food to fine dining is available within walking distance or nearby.

Perhaps you’re looking for a more peaceful, romantic holiday getaway? You won’t find a better hotel, travel inn or lodge in the Carolinas than the Cape Hatteras Motel for peace and relaxation that’s far, far away from the madding crowds. We have the perfect vacation retreat destination to simply relax and enjoy all of the natural beauty. It’s a great place to get back to basics, but you don’t have to deprive yourself of any necessity… or luxury, either.