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Old 12-10-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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Cape Hatteras NC question

What is your favorite beach front campground on Cape Hatteras?

Considering the last eek in Aug. next year.
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I'm curious too. I have reservations at Edisto beach for March. Just north of Hatteras. What's to be seen and done while there? Restaurants?
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Camp Hatteras followed by the KOA which is right next door. There is lots to do on the Outer Banks - along with the usual ocean things there are lots of restaurants, shopping, Jockey Ridge State Park where you can climb the giant sand dunes, lighthouses etc.
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Never mind, I was thinking of Hilton Head! Duh!
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Howie,

Jill and I love Camp Hatteras. We try to go 3-5 times each year. There is no getting around it they are pricey for in season $68 +tax but it is beach front, clean, ussually friendly staff (1 bad apple this year) and nicely located for restaurants. The best seafood is in AVON (20 minutes away) at the Mad Crabbers, they have a sampler for 2 and it comes out on a pizza tray loaded. I LOVE IT!!!!

The beginning of August is packed, however the last week is a lot better since all the kiddies are getting ready for school and it is not as hot. We were there this year the second week of August and it was 104 degrees. So it was tough to enjoy the beach mid day.


Have fun and book early if you want a specific spot.
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I'm curious too. I have reservations at Edisto beach for March. Just north of Hatteras. What's to be seen and done while there? Restaurants?
I go to Edisto as often as possible, as often as 5 times a year. Now that said there are no good restaurants on the island. There is very little to do there other than the beach. The water is undrinkable, you have to truck drinking water from the fire house. The bug issue should be small in March.

Make sure you go to the Old Fire House in Hollywood, 25 miles, for a great dinner. Don't judge it until you have eaten there.

It used to be that you had to take a blood oath not to mention the Park but the word is out now after articles in several magazines. Good trip.
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I go to Edisto as often as possible, as often as 5 times a year. Now that said there are no good restaurants on the island. There is very little to do there other than the beach. The water is undrinkable, you have to truck drinking water from the fire house. The bug issue should be small in March.

Make sure you go to the Old Fire House in Hollywood, 25 miles, for a great dinner. Don't judge it until you have eaten there.
Thanks, Good to know about the water. Where is the location of the firehouse for water, relative to the park?
Nothing to do on the island...is what we want. Try and thaw out on the beach after this winter stuff. We will day trip out some to explore the entire area.
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Thanks, Good to know about the water. Where is the location of the firehouse for water, relative to the park?
About a mile down the island. We generally take 3 gallon mike jugs at a time.
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About a mile down the island. We generally take 3 gallon mike jugs at a time.
Is the water at the campground not potable, or just taste bad?
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i have going to the outer banks 20plus years and love it. we stay at a private campgroung at waves just past rodanthe. cheapest compground and nicest on rt 12.
if you like history there is alot to see, light houses,old coast guard stations,life saveing stations, wright brothers museum,jockey ridge. the most interesting one i was at was a life saveing station in rodanthe called chicamacomico, indian for land of shifting sand or blowing sand. that station has the old rescue stuff that used to use.
check out there site at www.chicamacomico.net the water over the years has really improved if you have a filter on your camper, its good.
when i say interesting stuff, things you never seen before or used.
while your at chicamacomico pick up a map of the ship wrecks of north carolina, theres hundreds and hunderds of them that are known and unknown by name and date.
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Hi we stay at Camp Hatteras in Rodanthe each October, and its a bit pricey but they have a heated pool and nice facilities - large RV pads. The water there is safe, but I think its processed salt water - at least it tastes like that to us.

We also stayed at Oregon Inlet National Park this year, just north of Rodanthe, no services but only $20 a night. There seems to be a lot of mosquitoes at Orgeon Inlet though.

I'd like to hear more about other private campgrounds in the area too ....
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hi we stay at camp hatteras in rodanthe each october, and its a bit pricey but they have a heated pool and nice facilities - large rv pads. The water there is safe, but i think its processed salt water - at least it tastes like that to us.

We also stayed at oregon inlet national park this year, just north of rodanthe, no services but only $20 a night. There seems to be a lot of mosquitoes at orgeon inlet though.

I'd like to hear more about other private campgrounds in the area too ....
the campground we stay every year is, waves campground in waves look up there web site on the net, can't beat the price.
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We stayed here: Ocean Waves Campground on Labor Day week 2009. We thought it was great. Very clean. Nice place. Small, but very personal experience. There's many regulars there, not seasonal, not regulars that come back every year for the same week or two. I would definitely stay there again. Low rates, full hookups. It's not widely advertised, but it's only 1/4 mile south of the KOA in Waves, NC.
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