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3 days in Cape Hatteras, USA—Things to Do and See
Cape Hatteras is known for combining the elements of luxury, convenience and tradition of the Outer Banks. Located in the coast of North Carolina, there are two major Atlantic currents that collide a little bit away from the Cape Hatteras, the Labrador Current and the Florida current, also known as the Gulf Stream, which leaves the waters turbulent and extends the sandbars nearly 15 miles offshore.

The shoals found in the island are known by most as the Diamond Shoals because mariners utilise the currents to help speed things along their voyage. Numerous ships sail too closely to Cape Hatteras whilst traversing along the eastern seaboard. Strong turbulent water and recurrent storms have sunk many ships that have gone around the island. There have been quite a number of ships lost in the area that it came to be known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic”

Cape Hatteras is one of the oldest surviving English named-place in the U.S. There was an inlet north of the cape which was named “Hatrask” by Sir Richard Grenville in 1585. The name was later modified into Hatteras.

Day 1 - Tourists must visit the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, which is open to the public, and can be found in Buxton. At more than 200 feet, it is the tallest brick lighthouse in North America still in operation. The Buxton Woods, which is more than 3,000 acres, is a maritime forest and is perfect for an invigorating hike through the canopy created by the powerful oaks. There is a nearby stable which offer horseback rides through the beach or the woods.

The central village of Hatteras Island is located 20 miles north of the Hatteras Inlet and 30 miles south of Oregon. There is only one major grocery store available in the island.Tourists may also want to visit the beaches of Avon which are the nicest in Hatteras, with cottages either on or close to the dunes providing a picturesque view of the beach. Two minutes away is the Canadian Hole, known for its windsurfing. Tourists may bring their own board or watch other surfers.

Day 2 - Tourists may want to visit the village of Frisco which is located between Buxton and Hatters, a small community untouched by commercialization. In this village lies Brigand’s Bay subdivision which is normally teeming sound fishermen, kayakers, sailors and windsurfers. Also available are the Frisco Native American Museum and History Centre.

Day 3 - Tourists will find the best fishing available on the east coast in Hatteras Island. One can find abundance in Sportfishing in the Gulf stream of the Atlantic Ocean or the Pamlico Sound. The Hatteras Ferry, located near the village’s southern end, offers free trips all year round.
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