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Hatteras Hotels, Motels, B&Bs and Campgrounds

There’s a wide variety of Hatteras hotels, so you’ll certainly find something to suit your taste.

Cape Hatteras has about a dozen classic, old-school motels, some of which have been serving vacationers since the 1950s and ‘60s. These Hatteras hotels are clean and comfortable and updated with new amenities, but they are infused with the flavor of old Hatteras Island accommodations. They’re favored by fishermen, families on a budget and people who long for the simplicity of yesteryear.

You can expect to find a range of amenities in the newer Hatteras hotels and motels, including a few bed and breakfast inns. A nice feature of Hatteras hotels, motels and inns is that most of them are locally owned, some by natives who’ve lived here all their lives. Staying in these accommodations gives you the chance to meet some very interesting people who are truly appreciative of your business.

Camping on Hatteras Island is big. There are more than a dozen campgrounds dotting the island, from simple mom-and-pop establishments to full-blown mega-resorts. Tent or trailer campers looking to get back to nature will enjoy the no-frills National Park Service campgrounds at Buxton and Frisco or some of the smaller campgrounds. RV travelers seeking full hookups, swimming pools, game rooms, planned activities and the camaraderie of the RV lifestyle will not be disappointed with the Hatteras Island camping resorts.

The most popular form of Hatteras Island accommodation is the rental home, in which Outer Banks vacationers rent a fully equipped house by the week. There are thousands of Hatteras Island vacation rental homes, ranging from two bedrooms on the sound to 10 or more bedrooms on the oceanfront, some luxurious, some simple. Rental home prices vary according to their amenities and proximity to the water. The rental process is made easy by numerous professional Outer Banks vacation rental companies that take care of everything from deposits and contracts to cleaning and maintenance. Rental homes are generally rented by the week, though partial week rentals are also allowed. The rental company will offer you the option of purchasing renters’ insurance. It doesn’t cost much, and if you purchase it you won’t lose a deposit or be out any money if a hurricane threatens during your rental week or if some kind of emergency occurs and you can’t make it during your week.

All three types of Hatteras Island accommodations are available year round, though some establishments close in the winter. The summer season is when rates are at their highest because that is when there is most demand for accommodations. Be sure to make reservations well in advance. Fall is also a busy season on Hatteras Island because of the excellent fishing.

Note that there are no hotels or inns in Waves or Frisco. For information on week-long rentals, see Hatteras Vacation Rentals.

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Camp Hatteras RV Resort & Campground

  • 24798 N.C. Highway 12
  • Waves

Camp Hatteras is a sprawling 50-acre campground with 403 sites and both ocean and sound frontage. Every amenity you could possibly want is available, including full hookups, laundry facilities, bathhouses with hot showers, three swimming pools, hot tub, a clubhouse, tennis courts, miniature golf, game room, watersports gear and more. Camp Hatteras is clean and well-kept, and it’s open year round. Their reception hall is available for rent for weddings and other events. From Memorial Day to Labor Day Kitty Hawk Kites offers Jet ski and kayak rentals on the sound at Camp Hatteras.


Cape Hatteras Motel

  • 46556 N.C. Highway 12
  • Buxton

The Cape Hatteras Motel has 39 rooms, including oceanfront and soundside rooms. This oceanfront motel offers standard rooms with a microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker in the room and efficiency apartments and townhouses with full kitchens. A swimming pool, hot tub, WiFi and cable TV are part of the amenities here, but phones are not available in the rooms.


Hatteras Marlin Motel

  • 57753 N.C. Highway 12
  • Hatteras Village
  • (252) 986-2141, (866) 986-2141

Located in the heart of Hatteras Village, Hatteras Marlin Motel offers 39 freshly updated units, including standard rooms, efficiencies and suites. All rooms come outfitted with a microwave/mini-fridge combo, coffeemaker, Cable TV, WiFi, telephone, air conditioning and central heating. Efficiencies are suited with full kitchens and basic amenities. A centralized outdoor pool is great for in-season swimming for the whole family and the motel is only a mile from the beach. You’ll also find yourself across the street from the local grocer and within walking distance of various restaurants, shops, marinas, the local post office, a playground for children, a public library and much more. Boat parking is offered, and handicapped-accessible accommodations are available.


SeaWorthy Condominiums

  • 58401 N.C. Highway 12
  • Hatteras Village

These condominiums are beautifully appointed, well thought out and perfectly located in Hatteras Village. With hardwood floors, fully equipped kitchens, tasteful artwork, balconies that overlook the water, high-end furnishings and more, the best way to describe them is luxurious. One bedroom/one bath, two bedrooms/one bath, and two bedrooms/two baths units are available for weekly rentals year round. Linens and towels are provided. Pets are not permitted. All taxes and fees are included in the price — there are no surprises on the bill, and you can check out current rates on their website. From the condiminiums, you can walk to shops and restaurants, to the ocean, sound and marinas, or you can just relax on the balconies and watch the world go by. 

Avon Motel

  • 40230 Younce Drive and N.C. Highway 12
  • Avon
  • (252) 995-5774

This nostalgic beach motel offers nearly 45 clean, comfortable standard motel rooms and efficiency apartments. Rooms have an outside entry, so you can park by your door. Ocean access, laundry facilities and a fish-cleaning station are offered. And, a popular amenity are the outdoor showers to wash the sand off before you go back to your room. The motel is located in the center of Hatteras Island at the corner of N.C. Highway 12 and Harbor Drive.

Breakwater Inn

  • 57896 N.C. Highway 12
  • Hatteras Village
  • (252) 986-2565

The perfect combination for your Hatteras experience: sleep, fish and eat. The Breakwater Inn, Oden’s Dock and Breakwater Restaurant are all together on one property that’s centrally located in the heart of Hatteras Village. There are two accommodations options at the Breakwater Inn. The new portion of the inn offers 21 rooms with two queen beds and a modern kitchenette and two king suites with living area, full kitchen, king-size bed and Jacuzzi tub. These nonsmoking rooms feature contemporary island decor, deluxe bedding and private balconies for a spectacular view of Hatteras Harbor and nightly sunsets. The original building, the Fisherman’s Quarters, offers 11 clean, modernized rooms with standard hotel amenities and one large efficiency with full kitchen, sofas and two beds. There’s a pool on-site.

Buxton Beach Motel

  • 46211 Old Lighthouse Road
  • Buxton
  • (252) 995-5972

For those who love the charm of historic Hatteras Island, the Buxton Beach Motel offers simple, basic accommodations in one of the island’s original motels that’s been updated with modern conveniences. This ground-level accommodation is clean and comfortable and offers standard motel rooms and efficiencies. Rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, cable TV, air conditioning and porches (most of them screened). There are no telephones in the rooms—on purpose. Pets are allowed for a fee, and the motel is just a short walk from the beach. There are grills, a lighted fish-cleaning station and an outdoor shower. This is a family-owned and operated property. You can check out Buxton Beach Motel online.

Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast

  • 46223 Old Lighthouse Road
  • Buxton
  • (252) 995-6004

Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast is in the village of Buxton near the lighthouse, shops and restaurants, and best of all it’s only 500 feet from the ocean. The eight guest rooms are named after famous hurricanes, and each has its own private bath, cable TV, small refrigerator and coffee pot with coffee and tea set up. Some rooms have microwaves. Rooms are available with king or queen beds. On-site amenities include wireless internet, a sun deck, outdoor showers, lockable watersports gear storage, bicycles, beach chairs, coolers and beach bags. A healthy gourmet breakfast is served. This inn does not allow pets and allows smoking only outdoors. There is a three-night minimum on holiday weekends and a two-night minimum on weekends in season.


Cape Hatteras KOA

  • 25099 N.C. Highway 12
  • Rodanthe
  • (252) 987-2307

On the oceanfront, Cape Hatteras KOA has more than 270 campsites plus 32 small one- and two-room units known as Camping Cabins; 10 Deluxe Cabins with a full bath that sleep six to eight (two are handicapped accessible); two oceanfront Studio Cabins; and s12 pet-friendly accommodations (for an additional fee). Eight new guest suites are now available on the top level of a new general store and cafe.  Campers and renters are offered three bathhouses, laundry facilities, a large pool with a slide and swim lanes, two playgrounds with a big bouncer playhouse and a water balloon launcher, miniature golf, volleyball, horseshoes, kayak rentals, two boardwalks to the beach, sound access and seasonal recreational programs with the Summer Shiners. There’s also a Canine Camp, a space for pets to be off their leashes. The KOA is open all year.

Cape Pines Motel

  • 47497 N.C. Highway 12
  • Buxton
  • (252) 995-5666

Cape Pines Motel has been housing Hatteras Island guests since 1953 — but it’s been updated many times since then! The motel has 28 rooms, three of which are one- or two-bedroom suites with full kitchens. Standard rooms come with refrigerators, and deluxe rooms have refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. All rooms have cable TV, free wireless internet access and phones with free local calls. Cape Pines has a pool, grills, picnic tables, a fish-cleaning station and an outdoor shower. Some of the rooms are pet friendly.

Cape Woods Campground

  • 47649 Buxton Back Road
  • Buxton
  • (252) 995-5850

This family-owned campground is tucked back in the trees on Buxton Back Road, perfect for enjoying the solitude the island can offer. Cape Woods offers 130 sites, some for tents, others with full or partial hook-up, and cabins. You can rent nightly, monthly or seasonally, and there are also yearly sites available. Pets on leashes are welcome. The site offers a pool, playground, free WiFi, hot showers, heated bathhouses, laundry facilities, a security gate, fish-cleaning stations and a picnic pavilion.

Durant Station Condominiums

  • N.C. Highway 12
  • Hatteras Village
  • (800) 627-1850

Durant Station Condominiums are privately owned one, two and three bedroom condominiums, all with oceanfront balconies. The complex has a pool and hot tub, wireless Internet, an elevator, a laundry room and a community center for guests. Booking is through Outer Beaches Realty.


Falcon Motel

  • 46854 N.C. Highway 12
  • Buxton
  • (252) 995-5968, (800) 635-6911

Serving Hatteras Island for more than 40 years, this motel reminds us of a classic Florida motor inn, with neat landscaping and lots of trees, fresh coats of pastel paint on the buildings, door-side parking and a pool. It’s in a central location of the village on the sound side of the island. A fish-cleaning table, picnic tables and free WiFi are available. The motel has 28 rooms and two efficiencies with kitchenettes.

Fiddler’s Green Bed & Breakfast

  • E. Rampart Street
  • Salvo
  • (252) 305-1116

Located a block from the beach on the oceanside of Rampart Street in the village of Salvo, this B&B will provide you with a wonderful, laid back stay in paradise. They have one air-conditioned suite that features a queen-size bed, full bath, double bed futon couch, WiFi, cable TV and a private balcony with views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound. The day starts with a healthy continental breakfast and delicious fair trade coffee, and then it’s just a two-minute walk to the beach or off to one of the nearby watersports outfitters. At the end of the day, climb up to the widow’s watch for a glass of wine. Fiddler’s Green is a family-run establishment, and the owners live downstairs so they’ll be able to help you out when you need something. The suite has a separate entrance so you’ll enjoy privacy. The suite can be rented by the day, week or month. Fiddler’s Green is open for the summer season. This is a smoke-free and pet-free rental.

Frisco Woods Campground

  • 53124 N.C. Highway 12
  • Frisco
  • (252) 995-5208

This campground is situated in the midst of Frisco Woods, so it offers nice shelter in the shade. The campground provides waterfront camping on Pamlico Sound, making it popular with visiting kiteboarders and windsurfers. Full hookups are offered, and there’s a dish-washing area, coin laundry, fish-cleaning bench, swimming pool, bathhouses with hot showers and huge store with camping supplies, food and gifts. One- and two-room camping cabins feature air conditioning, outside water, grills and picnic tables.

Hatteras Cabanas

  • N.C. Highway 12
  • Hatteras Village
  • (252) 986-2241, (800) 338-4775

This is the perfect place to spend a simple vacation just steps from the beach. Hatteras Cabanas are one-room efficiency accommodations ideal for two people, a small family, a couple of fishing buddies or anyone searching for a stretch of beach and warm blue water. The oceanfront grounds provide picnic tables and grills. Each cabana offers a private deck, AC, cable TV, wireless Internet, kitchen facilities and cooking utensils, and queen or double beds.

Hatteras Harbor Apartments

  • 58058 N.C. Highway 12
  • Hatteras Village
  • (252) 986-2166, (800) 676-4939

Hatteras Harbor Marina rents apartments on the second floor of the marina building. The apartments overlook the harbor and Pamlico Sound and are available to rent by the night or week. The units have balconies and a full-size kitchen with stove, refrigerator, toaster, microwave and coffeemaker. They also offer air conditioning, cable TV, linens and dishes.

Hatteras Island Inn

  • Old Lighthouse Road and N.C. Highway 12
  • Buxton
  • (252) 995-6100

In a building constructed to resemble an old lifesaving station, the Hatteras Island Inn is one of the most modern accommodations options on the island. There are 61 rooms here, each with a small refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and cable TV. There’s WiFi in the lobby. Rooms feature two doubles or one king, and some have a sleeper sofa. There’s a park grill and an outdoor pool here as well. The office is open 24 hours, and the hotel is open year round. 

Hatteras Island Pet Resort

  • 23350 N.C. Highway 12
  • Rodanthe
  • (252) 987-1127

Pets deserve a beach vacation too! Hatteras Island Pet Resort lets you bring your pets on vacation, even if they aren’t allowed at your own accommodations. Only a small percentage of rental homes allow pets, but now your furry family can enjoy their holiday while boarding at the only kennel on Hatteras Island. Daily pick-up and visitation are encouraged. Dogs can get private runs or share a run if they’re from the same family. Cats and other animals are also accepted. Current immunization records for each pet are mandatory. The resort is open year round and you can check them out online.

Hatteras Sands Campground

  • 57316 Eagle Pass Road
  • Hatteras Village
  • (252) 986-2422, (888) 987-2225

Under new management, Hatteras Sands is off the beaten path of N.C. Highway 12, so it affords a feeling of relative seclusion. This campground offers 102 sites, both tent and full hookup. Six newly remodeled, colorful, two-room primitive cabins are also available. There are plenty of amenities to keep campers entertained including a pool, hot tub and game room. Laundry facilities and a recently renovated bathhouse with hot showers are also offered. Pets are allowed.

Inn on Pamlico Sound

  • 49684 N.C. Highway 12
  • Buxton
  • (252) 995-7030, (866) PAMLICO

The Inn on Pamlico Sound is a casually elegant, 12-guestroom bed and breakfast inn located on the banks of the Pamlico Sound. Accommodations range from soundfront queens and garden kings to premium soundfront kings with private porches and two-person whirlpool baths. Amenities include a three-course gourmet breakfast, fresh-baked goods each afternoon, kayaks, bicycles, a soundfront pool, a 14-seat home theater, a print library, an 1,800-title DVD collection, complimentary beverages and snacks, beach chairs, beach towels, flat-screen TVs, high-speed internet access in every room and computers for guest use. The inn’s restaurant, Cafe Pamlico, provides casual fine dining nightly with indoor and outdoor tables overlooking the waters of the sound. The menu changes weekly but always features fresh local seafood, organic beef and chicken, homemade soups, appetizers, desserts, a complete wine and beer list and a full-service bar. Expanded outdoor seating and an enclosed party room were recently added. Private chef and catering services are available to bring the fine dining experience into your home, rental cottage, wedding or other event. (For more information, see Restaurants.) The Inn on Pamlico Sound is located in a quiet waterfront section of Buxton just north of the Frisco line. The inn and its restaurant are both handicapped accessible. 

Island Hide-A-Way Campground

  • 47095 Buxton Back Road
  • Buxton
  • (252) 995-6628

Nestled in the quiet part of Buxton on the Back Road, Island Hide-A-Way is perfect for a little R&R. There are 25 full hookup sites, five partial hookup sites and about 15 wooded tent sites. The bathhouses have hot and cold showers. Pets are welcome. Island Hide-A-Way is conveniently located, with Conner’s grocery and a bank nearby. Cool Wave Ice Cream Shop is on the premises.

Koru Village—Cape Hatteras’ Adventure Resort and Spa

  • 40920 N.C. Highway 12
  • Avon
  • (252) 995-3125

Koru Village’s Adventure Resort and Spa offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience that they can share with their family and friends. Nestled around a meditation garden, Koru Village has seven unique villas that can be rented nightly or weekly. The one-, two- and three-bedroom villas are complete with full kitchens, living rooms, washers and dryers, cable TV and WiFi. Villa stays include complimentary access to Koru’s gym, fitness and yoga classes, campus bicycles as well as access to the Beach Klub’s oceanfront swimming pool and the Avon Fishing Pier in season. Guests also have the option of relaxing with a service in Koru’s Spa and Salon or going on an adventure tour through Koru’s recreation program.

Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging

  • 46677 N.C. Highway 12
  • Buxton
  • (800) 225-7651

Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging offers a delightful combination of beautiful vacation rentals, oceanfront location and Southern hospitality, all within a short distance of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Located on the oceanside in the village of Buxton, their beachfront campus offers incredible views and spacious beaches. Many of their guests make this spot their retreat of choice year after year. Lighthouse View’s selection of Buxton vacation rentals ranges from motel rooms to suites to larger cottages. You can browse their selection online and let them help you find your perfect vacation spot.

North Beach Campground

  • 23781 N.C. Highway 12
  • Rodanthe
  • (252) 987-2378

North Beach Campground is a family-oriented business on the oceanfront, which makes it quite popular. Most of the sites are rented permanently, and there’s a long waiting list for those sites. There are only a few transient sites — eight for tents and five for RVs — so reserve early! Water and electricity are offered at every site. The bathhouse has hot and cold showers, and there’s a laundromat and small pool. The campground is behind a gas station/store, which sells groceries and RV supplies.

NPS Cape Point Campground

  • 46379 Old Lighthouse Road, Near Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
  • Buxton
  • (252) 475-9000

One of four National Park Service campgrounds within Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Point Campground is on the oceanfront near Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Historic Site and Cape Hatteras. You can walk from here to the beach, the lighthouse and the Buxton Woods Nature Trail and ride a bike to the village shops and restaurants. The NPS campgrounds accommodate both tents and RVs on 202 sites with no hookups. Each site has a grill, picnic table and parking pad. Restrooms, unheated showers, potable water, a recycling center, a pay phone and a dump station are available to campers. Be aware that while it’s a beautiful campground, it’s also low-lying and can be quite buggy. Bring insect repellent and make sure your screens are patched! Reservations are not taken, so sites are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Pets are allowed if they’re kept on a leash. This campground is typically open only from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, but it may open late or close early if there is any standing water due to heavy rains. Always call ahead.

NPS Frisco Campground

  • Off N.C. Highway 12
  • Frisco
  • (252) 475-9000

Another of the four National Park Service campgrounds, Frisco Campground is like a well-kept secret. It is the quietest, most secluded of all the NPS camping areas and even has some trees and scrubby brush that give your site a little privacy. The campground is on the oceanfront side of Highway 12, located atop a row of dunes to capture warm summer ocean breezes. There are 127 sites here for tents and RVs, but there are no hookups. Each site has a grill, picnic table and a parking pad, and restrooms, unheated showers and potable water are available to campers. Pets are allowed if they’re on a leash. Reservations are not taken, so sites are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The Frisco Campground is open from April 18 to October 13 this year.

Ocean Waves Campground

  • 25313 N.C. Highway 12
  • Waves
  • (252) 987-2556

Ocean Waves offers around 68 spaces for RVs and tents. Each site has its own picnic table, and full hookups are available. There are three bathhouses, hot showers and laundry facilities. Campers also enjoy the on-site convenience store, playground, game room, beach access and outdoor pool.

Outer Banks Motel and Cottages

  • 46577 N.C. Highway 12
  • Buxton
  • (252) 995-5601, (800) 995-1233

The oceanfront Outer Banks Motel offers 12 standard motel rooms, each with a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and a toaster. The motel grounds have a pool, hot tub, library, free rowboats and ocean access. In addition to its standard motel rooms, Outer Banks Motel offers six efficiencies with full kitchens and 13 cottages, all with cable TV. The cottages and efficiencies are available by the week only in the summer. Outer Banks Motel also offers 20 cottages in the heart of Buxton, about a mile back from the ocean. These cottages range from one to three bedrooms and rent by the night or week.

Rodanthe Watersports and Campground

  • 24170 N.C. Highway 12
  • Rodanthe
  • (252) 987-1431

Watersports enthusiasts love staying at this soundfront campground, where they can view awesome sunsets, windsurf, kiteboard or kayak right out from their RV or tent site and get discounts on renting the watersports equipment. Electric and water hookups are available, and there’s a full bathhouse with hot showers. It’s within walking distance of the ocean, pier, convenience stores and restaurants.

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