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.
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.
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.
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.
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.