Looking for a “Thing to Do” in Hatteras? The Ocean Center provides a wide variety of recreational and educational activities for people of all ages. With plenty of parking and within walking distance of central Hatteras Village, the Ocean Center is a wonderful resource for visitors and residents, a destination for day-trippers, and a stopover for travelers to and from Ocracoke Island.
Come view the exhibits, experience the wetlands and coastal forest by launching your kayak or (SUP) Stand-Up Paddleboard at our easy public put-in or on foot via our marsh walk and nature trail, attend our programs and events, and use our ocean access. If you don’t know how to kayak or SUP we’ll teach you. You can also catch live crabs and we even give crabbing lessons. Our marsh walk provides wonderful bird-watching opportunities and is a great place just to sit and enjoy the view.