Things to Do While Visiting Avon, NC

Young man waiting on the beach for a bite.

Hatteras Island is world renowned for its many fishing opportunities for every member of the family from surf fishing, Pamlico Sound fishing to deep sea offshore sportfishing.

Spectacular Fishing

Two shorebirds

With Hatteras sitting right along the East Coast bird migration route, bird-watching is a favorite for residents and tourists alike.


Surfing on Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island offers perfect beaches to enjoy the waves for surfing, kite boarding and sailboarding from Rodanthe to the Canadian Hole.

Surfing & Boardsports

Graveyerd of the Atlantic Museum

The waters off North Carolina's coast are often referred to as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Nature, pirates and war have all contributed to countless shipwrecks along our Atlantic Coast.

Graveyard of the Atlantic

Fessenden Center

Designed as an all purpose recreation complex, the Fessenden Center offers basketball, pool, meeting rooms, skateboard ramps, baseball, soccer field, senior, adult and youth acivities.

Fessenden Center

RV Campers

With several camping and RV parks, Cape Hatteras remains a popular destination for beachgoers to spend their vacations on the Outer Banks camping.


Hatteras Lighthouse

Visit the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and all its many attractions including walking trails, shopping and displays and an opportunity to climb the lighthouse for a spectacular view (if you are in good physical shape).

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club

Visit the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. Founded in 1957 by dedicated surf fishermen and tourists to promote, develop, conserve, protect and sponsor surf fishing on Hatteras island.

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club

Free ferry to Ocracoke Island.

Take a free ferry ride between Hatteras and Ocracoke Island courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Transportation on one of the finest and best run ferry systems in the nation.

Ocracoke Ferry

Native American Museum

Visit a museum featuring interesting historic artifacts from many Native American tribes as well as the original inhabitants of Hatteras Island on display. Also take a walk into history on the scenic nature trail.

Native American Museum

Fessenden Center

The young one can enjoy any one of the public playgrounds provided in each of the villages on Hatteras Island.


Hatteras Landing Marina

Watch the offshore charter boats off load their spectacular catches onto the docks at any one of the many marinas when they return with their day's guests between 4pm and 5pm from their day of blue water fishing.

Greet the Charter Boats

Hatteras Village Open Marlin Tournament

Once a year every spring Hatteras Village hosts an exciting blue marlin tournament as a leg of the prestigious North Carolina Governor's Cup with support of the Hatteras Village Civic Assoc.

Hatteras Village Tournament