Frisco, N.C., is 337 miles south of Washington. Take Interstate 95 south to Interstate 64 east to Interstate 664 south to Va./N.C. Route 168 south to U.S. Route 158 east to North Carolina Highway 12 south.
53415 Billy Mitchell Rd., Frisco
127 tent and RV sites about 100 yards from the beach, with bathrooms and cold-water showers. $20 a night.
No reservations. Season ends on Columbus Day.
Inn on Pamlico Sound
49684 N.C. Hwy. 12, Buxton
Waterfront inn on pretty sound-side grounds with nice rooms, a swimming pool and an excellent restaurant. Rooms from $135.
Rusty’s Surf & Turf
47355 N.C. Hwy. 12, Buxton
Fresh, mostly local seafood, plus beef, chicken and vegetarian dishes, with a tropical flair in a colorful atmosphere. Sandwiches from $13, entrees from $17.
Captain Beaner’s Bakery and Cafe
53688 N.C. Hwy. 12, Frisco
Excellent breakfast, lunch, baked goods and ice cream. Coffee drinks rock too! Breakfast from $4, lunch from $7.
Fox Water Sports
47108 N.C. Hwy. 12, Buxton
Surf, windsurf and stand-up paddle board (SUP) lessons and rentals. Surfboard rental from $25 a day, SUP from $45 and windsurfer package from $55.
A.S. Austin Company
57698 N.C. Hwy. 12, Hatteras
Kayak, surf, SUP, bicycle, beach gear, golf cart and fishing gear rental, plus lessons and charters. Kayaks from $30 a day, bikes from $25, SUPs from $49.
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
59200 Museum Dr., Hatteras
Exhibits on the most notable of the 1,000-plus shipwrecks off the Outer Banks, with regular interpretive programs. April-October hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November-March hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Free.