10 Reasons to Visit Rodanthe, NC

visit-rodanthe-outer-banksThe village of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island is one of the most unique areas in the entire state. Amazing vacation homes sit adjacent to the surf and sound without any regard for how fragile their existence is. Rodanthe is the perfect place to visit if you are trying to take in the picturesque panormas of the Outer Banks as no other area gives you the feel that you’re living amongst the wind and the tides quite like Rodanthe.

The Landscape

Rodanthe’s landscape is a one that makes you question the area’s exisitance. In no other part of the Outer banks do the sound and sea come so close together. When staying in many of our Rodanthe, NC vacation rentals, you will be able to see the ocean and sound at the same time. It the unique way that the fragile land that is squeezed between two bodies of water that make Rodanthe such a great place to visit.

Slow Paced Living

Unlike many of its neighbors to the north, Rodanthe has a limited amount of businesses, creating a very relaxed lifestyle. You won’t hear the honking of cars or see cars waiting at lights, instead you will see vacationers and locals walking around town enjoying the tranquility that Rodanthe has to offer.

Amazing Waves

Most surfers on the east coast have heard of Rodanthe. That is because of the world class waves that this area is known for. Whether you are looking for a massive wave to challenge your ability, or simply something to learn on, Rodanthe’s beaches offer it all.

Strong Winds

After decades of being known as a surf destination, the sport of kiteboarding is quickly becoming the more popular activity in the area. Many kiteboarders visit Rodanthe from all around the world to make use of the strong winds which come off both the ocean and the sound. In addition, the excellent kiteboarding schools and miles of shallow water on the sound side make the area the perfect place to learn the sport!

Beautiful Sunsets

The entire village of Rodanthe sits adjacent to the Pamlico Sound. If you are looking for the perfect place to watch the sunset of the water, look no further than Rodanthe. Nothing beats a day at the beach followed by a perfect sunset.

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Located just to the north of Rodanthe is Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. This beautiful area will give those who visit an idea of what life was like here on the Outer Banks before anyone had ever arrived. Those looking to see Pea Island for themselves can simply park their car on the side of the road and find their very own piece of paradise. Often times, without another soul in sight!

Chicamacomico Life Saving Station

The Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station is located right in the heart of Rodanthe and is the largest United States Lifesaving Service complex in our country. This historical site was built in 1874 and is one of the few USLSS sites in the nation with all of its original buildings still intact. Upon visiting the lifesaving station, visitors will learn about the history of the USLSS as well as how the modern United States Coast Guard came to be. Visiting this interesting and educational historical site is a must do for anyone spending time on Hatteras Island.


Rodanthe offers many different fishing locations for "old salts” and novices alike. Whether you are fishing from the Rodanthe Fishing Pier, the beach, or on the sound side, Rodanthe offers a relaxing fishing experience. Rodanthe is the most eastern point in North Carolina, which means that some very big fish swim just off of our coast. Real one in on your vacation!  

Awesome Location

Rodanthe is the first village you will come across when driving south from the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on to Hatteras Island. Rodanthe gives you the full Hatteras Island experience without having to drive the additional hour to Buxton, Frisco, or Hatteras Village. If you want to take in some of the experiences available on the northern beaches of Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills, Rodanthe is the perfect place to stay as it is only about a 25 minute drive south from Nags Head.

Visit the village of Rodanthe on your next Outer Banks vacation see what the area has in store for you!

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