8 Of The Best Things To Do In Salvo, North Carolina

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If you are in a vacation mood, then Salvo, North Carolina, should be your dream destination. Its gorgeous beaches, which are still unpolluted are loved by vacationers. It is located 20 miles (32.2 km) across from Pamlico Sound and a half hour drive from busier Outer Banks towns, so you can have an uninterrupted family holiday, far away from the hustle and bustle of life. Make the beachfront rentals or pet-friendly Airbnbs your home away from home, and learn more about the best things to do in Salvo!

1. Go cruising on the beach with Island Cruisers

Posted by Island Cruisers, INC. on Thursday, 5 May 2016

Enjoy your holiday in Salvo by hiring a vehicle from Island Cruisers, who have many different vehicles to rent. Island Cruisers has a wide variety of four-wheelers for you to hire, which include four-wheel-drive cars so that you can cruise on the beach and explore the barrier islands. They have two-wheel-drive vehicles as well, which range from economy to multiple passenger vehicles. Their classic VW fiberglass-powered convertible is just perfect for a one-day trip from Hatteras to Ocracoke. They also offer golf cart rentals and fishing accessories.

Island Cruisers

Address: 26248 N.C. Highway 12 Salvo

Website: Island Cruisers

2. Explore Salvo with Hatteras Tours

Greg Mayer from 'The Fishin Frenzy' from "Wicked Tuna Outer Banks" on stage with Danny Couch of Hatteras Tours at the OBX Seafood Festival just now.

Posted by Wright House on Saturday, 17 October 2015

If you want to learn more about Salvo, Hatteras and the Ocracoke Islands from a local perspective, then you should not miss the bus tour of Hatteras Island, where native Danny Couch will be leading tours in a 25-passenger mini-bus, telling you intriguing stories of the place, filled with island tales all along the way. Danny’s stories depict the passion he has for his island and will intrigue you. Tours include the Chicamacomico tour, comprised of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo, then a tour of Kinnakeet (Avon), Cape (Buxton), Hatteras Village, Ocracoke and Roanoke Island or the very popular OBX tour. Danny encourages family groups and you will need to make an advanced booking to organize a customized tour. The prices of tickets range from 60 USD to 75 USD.

Hatteras Tours

Address: Hatteras, NC

Website: Hatteras Tours

3. Have an adventure with Hatteras Watersports

Posted by Hatteras Watersports on Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Hatteras Watersports is a family-owned watersport rental company, in Salvo. It has a waterfront location on Pamlico Sound, which is ideal for jet skiing, kayaking or sailing. You can enjoy jet skiing on the shallow waters of Pamlico Sound, by hiring a 110 Horsepower Yamaha Waverunners. Or, you can enjoy yourself on the open waters of Pamlico Sound and Cape Hatteras National Seashore on a Hobie Cat Catamaran Sailboat.

Their ocean kayaks are a hit and their stand up paddleboards are the best for exploring the calm waters of the Hatteras. Hatteras Watersports is a really great place to start your watersports adventure.

Hatteras Watersports

Address: 27130 HWY 12. SALVO, NC 27972

Website: Hatteras Watersports

4. Shop for amazing pottery at Kinnakeet Clay Works

Posted by Kinnakeet Clay- Studio & Showroom on Monday, 3 July 2017

Kinnakeet Clay is a studio and showroom owned by Antoinette Gaskins Mattingly, who is also the ceramic artist here. She founded the store in 2011, with her good friend Beth Hayes, after years of doing art shows. You will find high-quality and handmade items in her beach cottage-like shop.

Kinnakeet Clay Works

Address: 40462 North End Rd, Avon, NC 27953, USA

Website: Kinnakeet Clay Works

5. Beach driving on Salvo beaches

Beach driving is one of the reasons vacationers come to the Outer Banks. On the Outer Banks, you can find miles and miles of shoreline on which to drive, along Ocracoke Island to the beaches of Carova.

Beach Driving

Address: Salvo

Website: Beach Driving

6. Go fishing at Avon Pier

Current situation at the Avon Pier 🌈🌈🌈 Beautiful views in Avon, NC ✨

Posted by Avon Fishing Pier NC on Friday, 7 July 2017

The Avon Fishing Pier attracts fishermen from every part of the country, who come here to try their luck at catching the huge red drum, or channel fish. The pier was the first constructed pier in the Outer Banks, in 1962, and it has helped to enhance the area as a world-class fishing destination.

In 1984, its name was written in the record books, when a large red drum, weighing over 94 pounds (42.6 kg), was caught here. Since then, drum hunters have been coming here in hopes of making their own record. Passes to the pier are 12 USD for adults and 8 USD for children.

Avon Pier

Address: 41001 NC-12, Avon, NC 27915, USA

Website: Avon Pier

7. Rodanthe Watersports & Campground

Posted by Rodanthe Watersports and Campground on Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Rodanthe Watersports & Campground is a family owned campground and watersports rental shop in Pamlico Sound, a short walk away from the beach, the fishing pier, nice restaurants, coffee shops and great shopping. It has both the option for camping both on the soundfront or soundside and guests can use the bathhouse with hot showers. There is also water and electric hookup, campfires are allowed in the fire pits and facilities for swimming, kayaking, fishing, kiteboarding and windsurfing.

Rodanthe Watersports & Campground

Address: 24170 NC-12, Rodanthe, NC 27968, USA

Website: Rodanthe Watersports & Campground

8. Enjoy some quality time with your kids at Studio 12

Opus Stone has found its way to Studio 12 in Avon, NC!! Such a great gallery where you can shop, make your own art AND...

Posted by Opus Stone Concrete on Thursday, 29 June 2017

Studio 12 is the perfect place in the Outer Banks for a fun day with the kids. It features kid friendly activities, like classes and parties. You should visit this place and have a coffee or a fruit smoothie from their coffee bar while having fun creating handicrafts in the studio. You can also shop at the gallery, which is filled with art.

Studio 12

Address: 41008 NC Hwy 12 Avon, NC 27915

Website: Studio 12

Salvo: Vacation uninterrupted

Salvo Post Office 2013-09-26 09-46-24
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user wearlybird used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The peace and tranquility you will experience in Salvo are unparalleled, anywhere in the world. It’s beautiful, unspoiled beaches and other places have hardly any sign of development, which is exactly why vacationers love this place, so much. It immediately eases all the signs of stress and strain from your life and you can start life afresh again. Book your vacation rental soon and have a taste of paradise!

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