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While many enjoy spending their summers in the Outer Banks, fall is just as good a time as ever to visit. In fact, in October alone, some unbelievable events are happening in the Outer Banks that you won’t want to miss. To make sure you don’t miss any of the month’s exciting events, the team at Shore Details has put together a handy guide on the can’t-miss October events happening in the Outer Banks. 

5 Fun October Events in the Outer Banks

Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament: For over 20 years, the Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament has brought anglers from all over the Outer Banks to Manteo, NC. This charity tournament raises money for youth in Dare County. Not only is the Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament a good cause, but it’s fun for the whole family. 

Outer Banks Seafood Festival: For seafood lovers, the Outer Banks Seafood Festival in Nags Head, NC, is a can’t-miss event. Attendees sample delicious seafood from local restaurants, shop for goodies from local artisans, enjoy live music, and more. 

Oink & Oyster Roast: Support Outer Banks charities and eat well while doing it at the annual Oink & Oyster Roast event in Kitty Hawk, NC. There will be a whole pig, platters of fresh oysters, and plenty of other food to pig out on at the event. You definitely won’t leave this traditional Outer Banks event hungry.

Bluegrass Island Festival: Experience mountain music by the sea at the Bluegrass Island Festival. The Bluegrass Island Festival, located at Roanoke Island, NC, is an annual festival that brings together a full lineup of local performers and bluegrass legends. Kick back, relax, and enjoy great music from the comfort of your beach chair. 

Hatteras Village Haunted Trail: The weekend of or before Halloween, the Sea Breeze trail at Hatteras Village transforms into something more fearsome. Every year, the path has a new spooky theme. Are you brave enough to enter Hatteras Village Haunted Trail? 

Luxury Vacation Rentals in the Outer Banks

Stay in a Shore Details vacation rental to be near all of the fantastic events the Outer Banks has to offer in October and beyond. We offer a variety of well-appointed vacation rentals in Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras, Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo, NC. To find your perfect vacation home in the Outer Banks, give us a call at 252-357-7121 or check availability online.

Hatteras Island, NC, is a secret treasure, an idyllic vacation destination away from all of the stress and worry. Not only is this a beautiful place filled with fun outdoor activities, but it also has great shopping opportunities. Whether you’re looking for beach supplies, souvenirs, or handcrafted local products, you can find it all here.

5 Great Shops on Hatteras Island, NC

The team at Shore Details loves the unique variety of shops on Hatteras Island, NC. To ensure you make the most of your shopping trip on your vacation here, we’ve put together a guide on shopping on the island.

Jewels by the Sea

Located in Hatteras Island Plaza, an ideal strip mall in Avon, NC, Jewels by the Sea is the perfect place to find unique jewelry. Much of their jewelry is inspired by the island and ocean. If you want to bring a piece of Hatteras Island, NC, back home with you, Jewels by the Sea is a good place to start. 

Tip: Come hungry. Jewels by the Sea’s neighbors are Gidget’s Pizza & Pasta and Island Bakery.

Natural Art Surf Shop

If you are planning on catching some waves while in the area, check out Natural Art Surf Shop. This local store has surfboards, rentals, and surf-related clothing. If you have an interest in surfing, Natural Art Surf Shop is a must-stop shop. 

Old Gray House Gifts

If you’re looking for local gifts, look no further than Old Gray House Gifts. You’ll be impressed by their homemade gifts, including stunning purses, totes, and bracelets. Are you craving some local food? They also have local food items, such as honey, jelly, and pickled vegetables. There’s something for everyone at Old Gray House Gifts.

Hatteras Island Toy Store

There aren’t many dedicated toy stores anymore, but Hatteras Island Toy Store is a fantastic exception. This cheery toy store has a wide variety of toys, puzzles, kites, and candy. The kiddos will love this shop filled with fun. 

Swell Art Gallery & Gifts

Browse a selection of gorgeous art by local artists at Swell Art Gallery & Gifts. In addition to the at, this gallery also offers gifts. Whether you’re looking for mugs, clothing, accessories, or photographs of iconic Hatteras Island attractions, you’ll find it at Swell Art Gallery & Gifts.

Escape to a Vacation Rental in Hatteras Island, NC

After visiting the great selection of shops in Hatteras Island, NC, head back to your Shore Details vacation rental. Regardless of season or budget, we’ll find the best vacation home to help create the perfect vacation. Please call 252-357-7121 to find the ideal place to call home on your getaway.

We’re proud to introduce the new and improved Shore Details website! The website has undergone many changes to enhance the user experience and improve property management functionality. We’re so excited to share these amazing new features and improvements with you. 

What’s New With the Shore Details Website?

We’ve been busy making updates to the website that are beneficial to property owners, renters, and prospective renters. The best way to check out all of our changes is to check out the website, but we wanted to outline a few of our biggest changes in this article.

It’s Never Been Easier to Book

Visit our updated homepage, and the first thing you’ll see is the improved booking engine, which makes booking rentals in the Outer Banks easier than ever before. The booking engine now allows prospective renters to insert flex dates; no other company on Hatteras Island has this handy feature, making booking with Shore Details a no-brainer. Prospective renters will love this feature when looking for rentals in Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras Island, and more. 

New & Updated Sections

Scrolling down on the homepage, you’ll find the Discover Shore Details section, which has been updated. You’ll discover a link to the new activities & events page, a new testimonial section that links to the testimonials page, and featured properties. These new and updated sections and pages provide more functionality to the website and are a great way to assist renters and prospective renters. 

Specials Page

We’ve also added a brand new specials page. This page shows off the different discounts, steals, and deals we have to offer. The specials page is a great way to appeal to cost-sensitive renters. 

Revamped Property Management Page

We’ve completely revised the property management page. We added content to explain why listing with Shore Details is a great decision. There’s also a new section that will show how much a property can make, something that isn’t offered anywhere else. Additionally, we’ve added a new owner advantages page, a new guest advantages page, and a powerful new booking page. 

New Real Estate Page

We’ve rolled out a new real estate page with information on buying and selling real estate on the Outer Banks. Easy navigation makes finding the perfect place to call home on the Outer Banks simple. One of the cool new features on this page is the free market analysis, which will let property owners discover the value of their property. 

Meet Our Sales Team

Our real estate page links to another new page, our meet our sales team page. We want everyone to know our incredible agents; click on their photos to pull up more information about them. This page is also accessible from the real estate dropdown on the site’s top navigation.

Plan Your Trip

A plan your trip section has been added to the navigation, with revised dropdowns. This revision will better help future travelers plan their stay. 

We hope you enjoy the new and improved Shore Details website; the added pages, functionality, and improved booking widget will be hugely beneficial. And we’re not done adding to it yet! Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming feature that will further enhance the guest experience.

The Outer Banks is a major vacation destination in North Carolina, receiving upwards of five million visitors every year. It’s an island chain stretching nearly 200 miles, creating a barrier from the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can enjoy lots of fun Outer Banks activities to spend time in the great outdoors. It’s a place designed for tourism with lots of beaches, restaurants, and accommodations. Let’s check out some of the best things to do in the Outer Banks.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Visit Cape Hatteras National Seashore to see one of the best-preserved natural regions of the Outer Banks. This stretch of undeveloped land features impressive shorelines of sandy beaches and rolling dunes. One of the most iconic landmarks on Hatteras Island is the Cape Hatteras Light Station. Visitors can climb to the top for sweeping views of the island.

Visit the Beach

Spending time at the beach is one of the main attractions on Hatteras Island. It’s one of the popular Outer Banks activities that draws lots of families and vacationers during the holidays. Hatteras Island has some of the best beaches in North Carolina. You can sunbathe on the sandy shores of Cape Hatteras Beach and go for a refreshing swim in the warm, clear waters. 


Did you know that the Outer Banks ranks among the top surf spots on the East Coast? The waves rolling in from the Atlantic are perfect for surfers of all experience levels—beginners and professionals. Hatteras Island has excellent surfing conditions all year round. It’s a great place to learn how to surf. You’ll also see people enjoying kite surfing and windsurfing. 


There are fantastic seafood restaurants in the Outer Banks, thanks to the major fishing industry. Fishing is one of the top Outer Banks activities for leisure or business. During your visit, charter a boat and fish the waters off the coast of Hatteras Island. There are several companies offering fishing tours that take you out for a fun day of catching fish.

OBX Air Tour

The Outer Banks is a picturesque region in North Carolina from any perspective. Consider getting a bird’s-eye view of the area to truly appreciate its beauty. Several companies provide air tours over the Outer Banks—you’ll fly from Avon, Buxton, circle around Hatteras Island, and more. It’s a unique perspective where you’ll see an aerial view of the Cape Hatteras Light Station and even sunken ships in the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.”

Planning an exciting vacation to enjoy these Outer Banks activities and more? The good news is that you’ll find lots of vacation rentals for the perfect accommodation. Shore Details is a premier vacation rental company based in Hatteras Island that offers incredible deals on local homes. You’ll have an authentic local stay at a comfortable waterfront home.

Call 252-357-7121 today to find the perfect vacation home for your Outer Banks getaway.

Endless Groundswell: The Best Surf on Hatteras Island

The secret is out. North Carolina’s paradisiacal Hatteras Island is home to some of the cleanest waves on the East Coast, mainly a seven-mile stretch of sand between Avon and the picturesque Cape Hatteras Light Station. Surfers of all ages and skill levels can conquer these waves, depending on the tides. Wholly understanding the Atlantic Ocean’s tides is your group’s best bet to find a party wave. The only thing more exhilarating than dropping into a fierce wave is knowing that your luxurious, oceanfront Hatteras Island vacation rental awaits your return.

A Cape Hatteras Surf Guide

While the team here at Shore Details doesn’t pretend to know everything about the world of surfing, several members of our team have spent ample time carving through the eastern shoreline. And we also have a strong relationship with the guys and gals at the Natural Art Surf Shop, your one-stop shop for everything wave-related, particularly if you need a board, gear, or a Hatteras Island surf report. Before charging ahead into the three most popular surf locations in North Carolina, let’s take a moment to reflect on the island’s coastal beauty. Much of this land is preserved, so wildlife continues to thrive. There’s also less square mileage than most nearby beach destinations, meaning fewer tourists and more space for surfing. And the “dawn patrol” won’t find a more heartwarming place to welcome a glorious sunrise.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is home to three distinct surfing locales, namely the acreage near the first old lighthouse jetty. There’s a small parking lot within steps of the beach with plenty of spaces. Surfers, bodyboarders, and sunbathers alike frequent this semi-blustery haven. During high tide, waves often reach approximately five feet. Observing the lineup of surfers sitting patiently in the takeoff zone is always a sight to behold.


Hatteras Island has approximately 50 miles of pristine, sandy coastline. Thus, there’s truly no limit to the number of surf spots in the area. However, you’ll often witness droves of beachgoers gathering near the first turn out in Buxton. Please keep in mind that this area is mostly residential, so parking is limited. Simply find an open spot, and follow the people (or the sounds of the sea).

Avon Pier

Similarly-sized waves form at Avon Pier, about six miles north of Buxton. Because this popular fishing pier is within steps of Highway 12, it sees a lot of foot traffic. But the atmosphere is second to none. There’s just something uplifting about a beach that’s buzzing with energy from surfers, bodyboarders, anglers, and families of sunbathers. Avon Pier is also close to a few restaurants, which is an added perk.

Vacation Rentals in Buxton, Hatteras, and Frisco

The perfect place to start and finish each day of fishing, surfing, and bicycling is inside one of Shore Details’ finest Hatteras vacation rentals, such as the pet-friendly Dolphin’s Reach or Ocean Dream (as pictured). Luckily travelers will instantly fall in love with the island’s nautical charm and natural beauty, which blends flawlessly with many of our on-site amenities, such as private pools, instant beach access, covered decks, and complimentary bicycles. To learn more about our North Carolinian slice of paradise, please visit Whether you’re hoping to rent a secluded Hatteras beach house or a three-story home in the heart of Avon, you’ll quickly find a rental that suits your group’s size, style, and budget. We hope that you’re as amped as we are for fall—“the best time for surfing” on Hatteras Island!