R-W-S Visitor Guide


While traveling to Hatteras Island from the north you will first cross over the Oregon Inlet bridge on NC Hwy. 12 and then enter the Pea Island US Fish and Wildlife Sanctuary. Peaceful Rodanthe will be the first Hatteras Island village at the north end of the Hatteras Island. Although these three villages are each separate, it will be difficult to tell when you leave one 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 and they are as peaceful and quiet 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, Rodanthe is a place that you can do it.


Our Village Names

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.



Nights in Rodanthe house.

Rodanthe

Better known nowadays for the movie "Nights in Rodanthe" with Richard Geer this area is the northern most village on Hatteras Island.

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Kiteboarding on the Pamlico Sound

Waves

Waves was always closely tied to its northern neighbor Rodanthe geographically but varied interests eventually pulled them apart.

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Enjoying a Salvo Beach.

Salvo

Salvo grew more slowly then its northern neighbors but it was one strange Civil War occurance that actually put them on the map!

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NPS Beach Information

National Seashore

Hatteras is a uniquely beautiful coastal island under the protection of the National Park Service.

Great shelling opportunites on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is home to some of the best shelling beaches in the U.S.

Outdoor beach weddings can be memorable.

The natural beauty and unique setting of our breathtaking beaches is sure to give you a memorable "I do!"

Covid-19 Status

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Dare County

Citizens and visitors are asked to follow the specific Covid-19 management guidelines as listed on Dare County's website.


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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Beaches are open. Please read this page to minimize potential spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), consistent with federal, state, and local advisories. These are the latest Cape Hatteras alerts and conditions from the NPS.