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Outer Banks: Waves

Waves, the second of the Tri-Villages, is located on the northern end of Hatteras Island between Rodanthe and Salvo, on a narrow strip of land nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound. The off-shore winds make this destination a kiteboarding and windsurfers dream and host one of the top locations in the world for watersport enthusiasts.

This tiny community has a lot of charm and local flair including several locally-owned restaurants, cafes, and a small market. If you are planning on stocking a beach house, visit the nearby grocery store in Avon or specialty shops found throughout Hatteras Island.

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Waves Dining

Whatever you're craving, you're sure to find something delicious to satisfy you in Waves and the surrounding villages. There are ample dining options from cafés to restaurants with live music to keep you entertained all night long. Here are a few of the local restaurants that are worth trying on your next trip! 

Waves Activities

The waters that surround the Tri-Villages are one of the main identities the area holds. You can enjoy some great watersports including surfing. The way the barrier islands are shaped is perfect for surfing as it creates some great swells. You could even give windsurfing a try! Real Watersports has everything you need to get outfitted for fun on the water whether you want to try kitesurfing or something a little tamer like paddleboarding.

You can also explore the historic Cape Hatteras National Seashore with ample wildlife, beautiful beaches, and plenty of activities. This little slice of paradise offers an unparalleled view of the untouched beauty of the Outer Banks. You can hike the trails that run through the seashore to get a unique view of the OBX or spend some time on the water in a kayak! Start planning your next Outer Banks vacation today! 

Travel Tip: Community Amenities/ Restaurants/ Non-Essential Businesses

Community amenities, restaurants, gyms, etc. may have modified hours or other limitations during your stay. Brindley Beach Vacations cannot guarantee nor do we have control over the availability of these businesses. We suggest you call ahead to local businesses to confirm their hours, purchase tickets, or make advanced reservations when possible.