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How well do you know the Outer Banks and Hatteras Island? There’s a lot of interesting facts about this idyllic vacation spot that the average tourist doesn’t know. Even locals might be hard-pressed to recall this fascinating information. 

Fun Facts About the Outer Banks & Hatteras Island

At Shore Details, we have several incredible vacation rentals on Hatteras Island. We know a thing or two about the island and have compiled a list of fun facts. Read on to test your knowledge or simply learn more about Hatteras Island. 

 

Question: Where did “Kinnakeet” get its name?

Answer: Kinnakeet is an Algonquian word meaning “that which is mixed.” The name makes sense because the area was home to several different settlements bunched together. 

 

Question: Why is the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse famous?

Answer: With its black and white candy cane stripes, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the U.S., but that isn’t the only reason it’s so well known. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is most famous for being the world’s tallest brick lighthouse. Are you willing to make the 257 step trek to the top?

 

Question: Why is the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse so tall?

Answer: Since Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse in the world, you’re probably wondering why it’s so tall. The original lighthouse, which measured 90 feet tall, was not effective in protecting ships from the dangerous Diamond Shoals. In 1868, construction on the current lighthouse began, leaving us with the whopping 208 feet tall lighthouse that remains today.

 

Question: Where does Hatteras Island rank among the country’s best beaches?

Answer: Hatteras Island is known for its idyllic beaches, and the national media has begun to recognize Hatteras Island as one of the best beach destinations in the country. Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, ranked Lighthouse Beach as the fifth best beach in the U.S. in 2021

 

Question: The Haulover Day Use Area is also known as what?

Answer: The Haulover Day Use Area is also known as Canadian Hole. The Haulover Day Use Area is a great place for windsurfing; windsurfers travel thousands of miles from many different places, including Canada, to windsurf here. 

 

Question: What is the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station?

Answer: The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is the most complete of the remaining life-saving stations in North Carolina. The U.S. Life-Saving Service was a government agency focused on saving shipwrecked mariners. Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is one of the most overlooked tourist attractions on Hatteras Island; take a self-guided or group tour and immerse yourself in the station’s rich history. 

Book a Stay at Top-Rated Hatteras Island Vacation Rentals

The fun facts about the Outer Banks and Hatteras Island above are just the start of it; there’s so much more to learn and experience. Book your next stay at Hatteras Island with Shore Details; from vacation homes with pools to waterfront properties, our vacation rentals have all of the amenities you need for the perfect getaway. Please check availability online.

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.