The area now known as Cape Hatteras National Seashore has a long and rich heritage. The islands that make up the seashore have been home to Native Americans, farmers, watermen, enslaved people, lighthouse keepers, surfmen, and many others who continue to shape the heritage of the area. The people have witnessed events that include hurricanes, the death of Blackbeard the pirate, Civil War battles, the construction of the grand lighthouses, the birth of the USCG in the lifesaving stations, and hundreds of shipwrecks. Please note that the names "Cape Hatteras" and "Hatteras Island" are interchangeable.
The most popular time to book a Cape Hatteras vacation is the summer. Summer on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has the warmest months of the year and contains the most sunshine. With this comes the days that are mostly filled with other visitors. Spring and fall on Cape Hatteras, while cooler, do provide for some great beach days. In addition, during these seasons, the roads, stores, and restaurants are less crowded. The price of rentals is a little lower and there is more availability/the largest selection. You will find some festivals on the Outer Banks during the spring and fall as well.
During the winter months, the weather (and the water) is cooler and there are fewer people in town. Also, many businesses close during the winter to give their teams time for some rest. However, the winter provides peace and tranquility to support full relaxation with the uncrowded, quiet beaches (only the sound of the waves!) and there are still sunshine-filled days for a great getaway. Being further south, this area is prone to being in the path of hurricanes. Just listen to the weather forecasts and make sure you are prepared.
There are over 60 KEES vacation rentals in Cape Hatteras, NC. From a 1-bedroom to a 14-bedroom; condos or houses, waterfront or inland, KEES vacation rental homes in Cape Hatteras are sure to fit your needs. There are homes with private pools and hot tubs and within walking distance (right down the street!) to the ocean. Listen to the waves from your balcony. We offer internet access and include professional housekeepers to welcome you with a clean and fresh Cape Hatteras vacation rental. Worried about leaving your pets at home? Make sure you search for the KEES Hatteras Island pet-friendly rentals. Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round (with a leash). Our Cape Hatteras vacation rental homes are within proximity to the peaceful beaches along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. All of the KEES vacation rentals include our standard vacation rental amenities. Search our website for the perfect rentals on Cape Hatteras.
Buxton and Frisco
Buxton and Frisco
The beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, controlled by the National Park Services, provide beautiful settings for beach weddings. Please note that you are required to have a permit to get married on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. (Visit the National Park Service's website for more information.) Most brides and grooms choose to get married in front of hotels, beach vacation rentals, or in front of businesses down on Cape Hatteras. If you choose to rent a large oceanfront Hatteras Island vacation rental and get married on the beach, contact KEES Outer Banks to help you find a home suitable for all of your wedding needs - to include hosting a beachfront wedding and/or reception.
Weddings are also permitted on the grounds of the Bodie Island, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Lighthouses. Between the third (3rd) Friday in April through Columbus Day, weddings at the lighthouses must occur before 9:00am or after 6:00pm. No chair or arch set-up is permitted at the lighthouses.
Please note that National Park Service does not allow the throwing of birdseed, balloons, amplified music, chairs, arbors, etc. Most people choose to have their ceremony on the beach by the beautiful sand dunes and then have their reception at a hotel, vacation rental home, or local business.
Professional, experienced wedding vendors of all types, ranging from planners, caterers, photographers, DJs, bands, florists, salons, and more, are readily available to help create and complete the Hatteras Island wedding you envision. Several churches on Hatteras Island allow weddings for out-of-town guests. In addition, local ministers will perform ceremonies at your outdoor location.
The Inn at Pamlico Sound is also an option for a wedding venue. Located in Buxton, this waterfront boutique hotel is perfect for your guests and family. There is a restaurant on site (Cafe Pamlico) to handle all food and beverage requests.
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