For the best shell collecting, the Outer Banks is the place to go. Any of the ocean facing beaches in North Carolina will produce nice shells.
Hatteras Island draws visitors from all over the world who have read and heard of its rich history and pristine beaches. Best known for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the island has beautiful sandy beaches that are ideal for beach goers, fishing, watersports, seashell hunting, and driftwood collecting. Hatteras Island’s easy way of life and unusual geographic location provides relaxation plus countless opportunities for sightseeing.
The island is part of North Carolina's Outer Banks and includes villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, and Frisco. Hatteras Island is connected by bridge to the northern Outer Banks. For more information about Hatteras Island, feel free to post a comment or question on our Outer Banks discussion forum.