Salvo, NC

Salvo, NC is part of a cluster of villages located on Hatteras Island. Salvo, NC is surrounded by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which stretches over 70 miles. These areas are well known pristine beaches, rich history and slow pace lifestyle. Popular activities include seashell hunting, touring lighthouses, camping, exploring, and spending day at beach. The open waters is terrific for surfers, kiteboarding and windsurfing fanatics. Destination points nearby:

Salvo, NC and the nearby villages Rodanthe and Waves are littered with oceanfront and soundfront vacation rental options, the following property management companies offer vacation rentals in Salvo, NC:

Waves, NC Map, Hatteras Island,  Outer Banks

Nearby Attractions & Things to Do:
  • Hatteras Lighthouse
  • Hatteras National Seashore
  • Hatteras Ocracoke Ferry
  • Pea Island National Refuge
  • Surf Shops
  • REAL Watersports
  • Kitty Hawk Kites
  • Hatteras Island Boardsports
Nearby Camprounds
  • Cape Hatteras KOA
  • Ocean Waves Campground
  • Camp Hatteras
  • Rodanthe Watersports


Cape Hatteras National Seashore is history, a home to wildlife, and a vacation destination combined into one. Many of the stores and businesses located in Salvo, NC are family-owned. You'll find motels, campgrounds, restaurants, local markets that offer fresh local seafood, tackle shops, beach supply stores. Most of these seasonal businesses close during the winter months and reopen in the Spring.

Salvo, NC is part of a cluster of villages located on Hatteras Island, the beaches on Hatteras Island rank among the Top Beaches in the World for:

  • beach conditions
  • sand softness
  • water and air temperature
  • cleanliness
  • views and access
  • red tide, algae, runoff
  • wind speeds
  • breaks in waves, rip currents

For more than than 25 years, Dr. Stephen Leatherman ("Dr. Beach") has reviewed, evaluated and rated beaches and coastal areas throughout the world.  In addition to his annual ranking of America's Best Beaches, he works tirelessly to increase awareness about the dangers of rip currents.

"If you only have a few days to spend on the North Carolina Coast, I highly recommend adding Hatteras Island and the surrounding villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo to your 'Must do' list. Evening sunsets on the sound can be spectacular. Whereelse can you see the sunset on a body of water on the East Coast?"

Well Done! You're ready for the best Outer Banks vacation ever!
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