Nicholas Sparks famous novel â€śNights in Rodantheâ€ť has put Rodanthe on the map in the Outer Banks and made it an favorite with visitors! Visitors come in from all around the country to visit this beautiful and peaceful area of the southern Outer Banks. The beauty of this town and the areas around has always been a setting for beautiful stories and wonderful vacation memories. There are awesome attractions that will leave any visitor with nostalgic memories including uniquely designed vacation rentals, romantic sunsets and more secluded beaches. Rodanthe is a gem of the Outer Banks. Here is what will keep you having a great time during your visit to the area.
Get A Kite & Fly
There is a wonderful hang glidingÂ adventureÂ Â opened by hang gliding pioneer John Harris. Kitty Hawk Kites will ensure you have an exhilarating experience up in the air. Apart from aviation training, there is a lot of merchandise for you to take away as memorabilia after your trip. You can take up kiteboarding, parasailing and sailing in the wide waters of the Atlantic or the Sound.
Fishing The Rodanthe Pier
The Outer Banks gives Rodanthe close ties to the Atlantic Ocean and everything the majestic ocean. You can always spend time close to the beach, the relaxing sound of waves crashing in. Walk to the edge of the Hatteras Fishing Pier (http://www.rodanthepierllc.com/) and dip a line in! The 850-foot pier is a favorite spot for all fishermen reeling in a big catch. Near the pier, we offer condo rentals at The Rodanthe Sunset Resort which is the latest condo complex on Hatteras Island.
Visit Forbes Candies &Â Coffee
Forbes Candies is a great gift shop that sells awesome confectionaries like toffees, chocolate and fudge. There is an assortment of gifts to choose from; oysters, pearls, special gift trays and tins. If you are into coffee then you definitely want to sample the salted caramel mocha. The salt water taffy is definitely worth a try. The staff at the shop is very friendly and quite helpful. The Kitty Hawk Kites is just a few doors down from here.
Explore The Adventure Tower
There is the exciting Adventure Tower at the Waves Village Water Resort which is the first of its kind in the area. The tower offers a unique, safe and interactive atmosphere for both kids and adult. The effect it has physically and mentally is priceless. There are 3 levels and 15 climbing elements that offer exciting challenges. The adventure ropes and challenge is created by KristallTurmÂ®, a company with a global reputation for their unmatched quality and safety standards.
Adventure With Animals With Horseback Riding
Just 45 minutes south of the Waves Village you can indulge in a two and half hour horse ride through a Forest Trail that leads into the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The tours happen daily in the morning and afternoon and fill up quite fast during summer time so you may want to make early reservations.
ExploreÂ The Amazing History Of Hatteras
Rodanthe has a rich history and one of the well-known historical sites is the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station. The station came about in the 1860s when the federal government created the U.S Life Saving Service and post staff points along the ocean to rescue those who might face maritime accidents. It is funny though that the life-saving crews were not well trained and ended up facing shipwreck and disaster themselves. This station is one of the earliest; having been built in 1874 and operated by the Coast Guard until 1954. It was since turned into a museum to tell the story about the service with exhibits, artifacts and photos.
Eat Local Fresh Sushi
The Diamond Shoals Restaurant offers tasty hibachi and sushi. You can hop in for your favorite Asian Cuisine and watch the chefs grab fresh fish from the attached market. Just a 20-minute trip to Buxton!
See Dolphins During A Short Day Trip
Take a short trip to Nags Head to see dolphins! These dolphin tours are run by marine scientists as part of their research on the wonderful aquatic mammals. You sure will have an exciting time with lots of things to learn. Make new discoveries thanks to years of research and monitoring of the Outer Banks dolphin population.
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