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If art is something you love, or even if it’s not, there are some beautiful and unique art galleries in the Outer Banks that you should check out on your next vacation. It can make for an enjoyable afternoon, whether you just want to admire artists’ creations, or if you’re looking for something to bring back home for you or a loved one. The art galleries in the Outer Banks are one-of-a-kind – you don’t want to miss out!

The Top Art Galleries in the Outer Banks

There are several art galleries that you can browse through, but to make it easier, we’ve narrowed it down to the top two art galleries in the Outer Banks that you have to visit. Read below to learn more about the top two art galleries in the area, that are all within driving distance of Shore Details

Pea Island Art Gallery

Find art from over 100 local artists at this beautiful gallery. These artists have different areas of expertise, so you’ll be able to find an array of different types of art – hand-made pottery, glass, jewelry, photography, mixed-media, wood, fiber, sculpture, garden art, original paintings, and reproductions, as well as etchings and hand-pulled original prints. With this variety, you’ll surely find something you’ll want to take home!

Angel Fritz Gallery

Angel Fritz’s paintings are loved by everyone who walks into her gallery. All of her pieces are a reflection of her path in life – you’ll find pieces of her journey through each of her different pieces. Guided by her own muse and spirit, she lets joy lead the way in her paintings. With this mentality of hers, it’s easy to see why her paintings are extremely unique from any other artist that you may encounter. Head to Angel Fritz Gallery to find true hand-crafted paintings.

Hatteras Island Rentals: Shore Details

View from a Beachfront Balcony, Just Minutes from the Best Outer Banks Art Galleries.Find the perfect vacation home when you stay at Shore Details. We have luxurious rentals for groups of all sizes, no matter the occasion. Not only are we committed to keeping our rentals beautiful and up to date, but we are also committed to the cleanliness of each rental to make sure that all of our guests stay safe. Enjoy beautiful views of the beach, your morning coffee on the porch, and spending time with friends and family in one of our luxury rentals. To reserve your home away from home, call us at 252-357-7121.

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!

Shore Details has an extensive collection of premier Hatteras Island vacation rentals affording prime access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. Hatteras Island has an ideal subtropical climate as well as one of the longest coastlines in the United States – stretching over 50 miles affording you plenty of things to do on Hatteras Island, including several family-friendly beach activities.

Kiteboard/Windsurf

Take advantage of the breeze by going kiteboarding or windsurfing. Miles of open water in the Pamlico Sound–one of the largest lagoons in all of North America–gives you plenty of space to roam free. With Hatteras Island being less populated as well, launching points on shore and traffic in the water itself are minimal, creating an idyllic sense of adventure.

Fishing

Reword this one, maybe in the sound but not in the ocean where we can have rough surf and dangerous undercurrents. Speaking of Pamlico Sound, you have the opportunity to walk out into the sea up to 100 feet without losing your footing. The shallows, paired with the lack of ocean trenches, makes it a phenomenal beach for surf fishing. The Gulf Stream and Labrador Current also intersect bringing in a unique array of fish that you may have never thought to catch in North Carolina.

Sightseeing

Another activity that forges a piece of mind is sightseeing. Hatteras Island has some fascinating spots such as the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It oversees one of the most hazardous sections in the Atlantic Coast. Graveyard of the Atlantic is the nickname given to the dangerous sandbar Diamond Shoals just off the coast where hundreds of shipwrecks took place. Just south is Ocracoke Island, where you will likely have to ferry across but will be able to see unique wildlife such as pony herds and migrating birds.

4×4 Drive

One of the more unique beach activities you can participate in is driving a 4×4 along the shore. Shore Details offers rental packages that include a cooler, a fishing rod rack, and unlimited miles. As long as you have a permit and follow the rules, it can be a memorable experience swerving on the sand and exploring the entire beach where you can claim your own spot for the day.

Bonfire

Wrap up a full day of beach activities with a bonfire. You can get the whole family around it and have hot dogs, brats, or s’mores. Our sandy beaches and incredible ocean views are a perfect setting for a summer memory straight out of a commercial!