Hatteras is a uniquely beautiful coastal island under the protection of the National Park Service.
While traveling to Hatteras Island from the north you will first cross over the Oregon Inlet bridge on NC Hwy. 12 and soon enter the Pea Island US Fish and Wildlife Sanctuary. After crossing the new Soundside bridge, Rodanthe will be the first Hatteras Island Village you will arrive to at the north end of the Hatteras Island. Although these three (Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo) are each separate villages, it will be difficult to tell when you leave one of them and enter the next.
One thing that can be said for sure though is that all three of our little villages have always been outdoor enthusiast friendly plus they are as peaceful and quiet for beach lovers as you will find anywhere. Whether you prefer fishing, surfing, beachcombing, jogging, kiteboarding, shell hunting, sunbathing or just plain sitting on your lounge chair sipping a drink and relaxing, these three villages are a place that you can do it.
Even if it's just for some well earned vacation time, join us right here in Rodanthe and enjoy a bit of "Island Time" on Hatteras Island!
This area of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo were three distinct early settlements once referred to as the Chicamacomico Banks. Believe it or not, this area was heavily wooded and these three small settlements were separated by creeks and bridges only.
Better known nowadays for the movie "Nights in Rodanthe" with Richard Geer this area is the northern most Hatteras village.
Waves was always closely tied to its northern neighbor Rodanthe geographically but varied interests eventually pulled them apart.
Salvo grew more slowly then its northern neighbors but it was one strange Civil War occurance that actually put them on the map!