Spend Your Winter at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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Mild temperatures, untouched beaches and countless campgrounds are just a few of the many appealing characteristics of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. This pristine stretch of barrier islands spans from Virginia to southern North Carolina with some of the best fishing, kiteboarding, surfing, birdwatching and camping in the country. And the winter season is when you can spend days doing all of these activities without another soul in sight.

More Than a National Park

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is part of the U.S. National Park Service, but once you arrive, you’ll realize it offers a much different atmosphere than other national parks throughout the country. It’s not often that you can enjoy wildlife, walks on the beach, ocean sports, historic sites and undisturbed stargazing the same way that you can on the Hatteras National Seashore. Don’t forget to climb to the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, take a dip in the ocean, watch the sun rise over the Atlantic and hunt for some of the best seashells on the East Coast while you’re there.

Plan Your Visit

Summer is the most popular time to visit the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, but visiting in the winter means you enjoy a certain atmosphere at the park that many travelers never get to see. The park’s visitor centers at Bodie Island, Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island are open year-round (except for Christmas Day), but the park’s campgrounds are only open in the summer months. Fortunately, the Outer Banks are littered with campgrounds and affordable accommodations — including campsites right on the beach — that are ready to take you in in the winter months.

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is also pet-friendly (including horses), so bring your furry friends on your winter travels too.

Find Your Perfect Hatteras RV

The beach lifestyle is one of the best RV lifestyles, and you can find the perfect beach-friendly RV right here at Reines RV Center in Manassas. We’ve got everything you need for your Virginia (and beyond) RV lifestyle from travel trailers and toy haulers to luxury motorhomes. Log onto our website or stop in to visit us in Manassas today.

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