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October is quickly approaching, and the chaos of large summer crowds is gone. There’s no better time to take one last family vacation than during the beautiful autumn months. With perfect weather and endless things to do on Hatteras Island, fall is definitely our favorite time of the year. Our Shore Details staff put together a list of reasons why you should fall in love with Hatteras Island this year. What are you waiting for; the beach is calling your name! 

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Many families tend to visit Hatteras Island during the summer months because their children have no school. This influx of travel causes our rental prices to spike. By visiting Hatteras Island in the fall, you won’t burn a hole in your wallet! Our lower rental prices will leave a larger budget to explore the island’s fall activities. Along with saving money, you’ll save so much time. The wait time for local attractions and restaurants will be significantly shorter. The days of waiting over an hour for a table at the local pizza parlor are over when you visit Hatteras Island in the Fall. 

Windsurfers Haven

Hatteras Island boasts themselves to be the hub of watersports. During your visit, you’ll see surfers, windsurfers, and kiteboarders from all over the world. Hatteras Island offers the best water conditions on the east coast, especially during the fall months. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to windsurf, or perhaps you’re already a pro, fall is the best season for the sport! Hit the waves at Rodanthe, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, or any other nearby beach. Keep your eyes peeled for any ongoing water sports competitions, as many of them take place in the fall. 

Spectacular Sunsets

The sunrises and sunsets at Hatteras Island are second to none, especially in the fall and winter months. Fall sunsets are extra beautiful because when the air is crisp, the twilight hours present more vibrant colors as opposed to the humid summer months. The sunset is equally as breathtaking and sets over the mainland. See the beauty for yourself and make your way to the Atlantic Ocean to catch the sunrise. There are plenty of cafes nearby to purchase a Cup of Joe and a pastry to enjoy while watching the sunrise from the beach. Our favorite coffee shop is the Dancing Turtle. If you aren’t a morning person, don’t worry! Dancing Turtle’s coffee will wake you right up. 

Starry Nights

Similarly to the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the autumn air provides the best conditions to spot constellations. Pack a bag with snacks, blankets, and perhaps some rental chairs, and head to the beach. The cool weather means it’s bonfire season on Hatteras Island! After taking in the starry night, brush up your knowledge on how to have a safe beach bonfire.

Shore Details

Start planning your fall getaway to Hatteras Island today by browsing our available Shore Details vacation rentals. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or couples getaway, we have the home for you! For large parties looking for a house on the ocean, check out our Beauty and the Beach vacation rental. This beautiful ocean-side home sleeps nine guests and has a hot tub to keep you warm at night while still catching stunning views. Or, guests taking a couples getaway should look at our Ozzie’s Island Hideaway vacation rental. This blue beauty will take your romance to another level. Spend your nights, hand in hand, walking along the beach; or, watching the fiery orange sunsets from the comfort of our wrap-around deck. 

We guarantee your Hatteras Island visit during the fall months will be an unforgettable experience. 

When staying in an oceanfront Shore Details vacation rental, you’re bound to have prime access to some of the best beaches on Hatteras Island. Take advantage of our beach gear rentals to ensure an unforgettable experience. Hop inside one of our 4×4 outer bank jeep rentals and drive to the nearest beach for a late-night beach bonfire. While most outer bank beaches allow fires, there are a few exceptions. We encourage all Shore Details guests to read through the outer banks’ bonfire regulations before you start your beach bonfire.

Beach Bonfire

Before striking a match, make sure your bonfire structure is safe and secure. Your bonfire should be a reasonable distance from any flammable items. The local law recommends building your campfire below the high tide line to reduce the threat of beach fires. To find the high tide line, search for an area of the beach lined with seagrass. You can also reference local tide charts that are available online. Once you have picked the perfect spot for your beach bonfire, dig a shallow hole in the sand. The hole will protect your fire from the wind. Many Shore Details guests ask us where they can find firewood. Just about any local grocery store, hardware store or convenience store sells small bundles of firewood. After your bonfire is built and lit, it’s time to enjoy! Grab your VayK rental beach chair and get comfy! You’ll have these memories for a lifetime.

When the beach bonfire starts to die down, your cozy Shore Details vacation rental will be waiting for you. Be sure to get a good night of sleep, because there are still many things to do on Hatteras Island tomorrow! Call us today at 252-357-7121 to reserve the vacation rental of your dreams!

After the wet and windy months of winter, spring brings Hatteras Island back to life, with the return of seasonal feathered friends. Birdwatching enthusiasts from around the world come to experience the majestic wildlife of Buxton NC, and nearby towns throughout the OBX. There are plenty of places to bird-watch on your next spring trip to the Outer Banks. Book one of our Shore Details rentals for picturesque views from the comfort of your rental. Unlike most Hatteras Island hotels, Shore Details features well-maintained homes complete with outstanding amenities.

Things to see on Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island is the most populated area of the Outer Banks, and it is home to some of its most iconic and well-loved attractions, like the iconic lighthouses. After touring the tallest brick lighthouse in the world, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, wander through Buxton Woods Trail. Visit, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. Which shares the area’s rich maritime history. Walk through the remains of hundreds of shipwrecks that occurred off the Outer Banks coastline as a result of Diamond Shoals. Observe Wildlife at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, or embark on an adventure as you explore uncharted waters in a kayak.

Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher or you want to explore the natural splendor of the Outer Banks, you’ve come to the right spot! Hatteras Island is a primary migratory route for birds spanning the eastern coastline. You’ll have a front-row seat to a striking display of migratory birds. Various bird sanctuaries have been set up along the Outer Banks to protect hundreds of bird species. While reserves and wildlife refuges are some of the best places for birdwatching, there are also many other spots to see birds. Whether you’ve come to spot wildlife or to enjoy a quiet time on the beaches of Hatteras Island before the summer crowds take over, Shore Details has the ideal rental for your Spring trip to the OBX.