Waves, NC

Waves, NC is part of a cluster of villages located on Hatteras Island. Waves, NC is surrounded by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which stretches over 70 miles. Access to the sound is terrific for kiteboarding and windsurfing fanatics. Touring the lighthouses, camping, exploring, sightseeing, and spending day at beach are popular activities. The open waters is terrific for surfers, kiteboarding and windsurfing fanatics. Destination points nearby:

  • 30 miles south of Nags Head  (40 minute drive without traffic)
  • 33 miles north of Hatteras Inlet (45 minute drive without traffic)
  • 22 miles north of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (30 minute drive without traffic)

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


Many of the stores and businesses located in Waves, 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.

Waves, 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.

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