Cape Hatteras Vacation Ideas

Why plan a fishing or beach vacation abroad when it’s so easy to take a Cape Hatteras vacation and never leave the states? Don’t spend your time on a plane if you haven’t explored the Cape Hatteras National Seashore at least once in your life.

The endless miles of fabulous coastline contained in the park has made Cape Hatteras a favorite east coast vacation destination for travelers who eschew the all inclusive vacation package that would have carried them to tourist spots where the main attractions were casinos, fancy restaurants and elbow to elbow tourists competing for position with the beach bums for a spot on the sand.

There are fabulous activities that will fill your Cape Hatteras vacation, but you will find that they are of the more natural variety. Senior citizens who are into fishing or honeymoon couples who want quiet, romantic views and walks on the beach will be pleased with the opportunities for these pastimes. While the more mature groups are involved with sightseeing opportunities, college kids and the younger set can jump into some Cape Hatteras windsurfing, diving.

Once you start to relax and enjoy your vacation you will find that the area offers a very versatile, changing menu of entertainment and activities that will fill your vacation days no matter what age, mood or mindset. Whether you are traveling with dogs, singles or on a family vacation you will undoubtedly be excited with some of our suggestions for fun things to do on your Cape Hatteras vacation beginning with stuff that will appeal to the young as well as the young at heart:

  • Swim
  • Windsurf
  • Surf
  • Rent a Jetski for a few Hours
  • Water-ski
  • Explore the area in your kayak or canoe
  • Visit the Cape Hatteras lighthouse (climbing the stairs was a challenge for me!)

If you want something to do that’s relaxing or a few romantic ideas to impress your bride here are some suggestions:

  • Take a boat tour
  • Fish Cape Hatteras from one end to the other
  • Stroll along one of the walking paths
  • Bicycle one of the bike paths
  • Grab a bottle of wine and two glasses and enjoy a honeymoon vacation campfire on the beach

For the ultimate in natural beauty and romantic solitude, travel to either Ocracoke or Pea Island which are said to be one of the less crowded areas on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore even during the busy tourist season. The great thing about a Cape Hatteras vacation is that even during peak season there are certain times of the evening when you can find yourself alone on the beach. There are many things to see on a Cape Hatteras vacation but the view of the deserted beach at sunset is one of the top rated in my book.

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