Whether you are lured by the world class fishing or the east coast's best beaches, Hatteras Island has plenty to offer. Cast your sights on over 70 miles of pristine beaches on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Our white sandy beaches, blue waters and mild temperatures make Hatteras Island the perfect place to relax and get away from it all. With abundant and accessible ocean and sound beaches there are unlimited options for activities and relaxation. Folks travel from all over to climb the 268 steps to the top of the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and witness the panoramic island views from the top. From swimming to shell collecting, sun bathing to surf fishing and windsurfing to world-class seafood dining, Hatteras Island invites you to experience your best vacation ever.