Cape Hatteras named #4 on Dr. Beach's Americas Best Beaches 2010!
Conveniently located in Hatteras Village less than 50 yards to the ocean, the Sea Gull Motel is the perfect OCEANFRONT headquarters for fishing, beach activities or just exploring the islands. Within a mile are fully-equipped marinas with access to the the legendary Gulf Stream and its stock of majestic blue marlin, sailfish, tuna, dolphin, and many other trophy fish. Amateurs and professionals alike will find many angling opportunies whether in the surf, off the pier or on a charter boat.
There are also opportunities to explore the history and lore of the Outer Banks. From the 16th century explorations of Sir Walter Raleigh to the predations of German U-boats during WWII, Cape Hatteras has seen much history just offshore, and sometimes onshore. Known to mariners around the world as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic", the treacherous waters required the building of the world's tallest brick beacon. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse with it's distinctive spiral stripes is one of the country's best known landmarks.
Not all of the attractions are manmade. The nearby Gulf Stream supports sub-tropical vegetation, gives the Outer Banks more frost-free days than any coastal region north of Florida and brings more kinds of fish than any fishing center north or south.
Whatever your varied interests in the Outer Banks might be, we look forward to making your stay a pleasant one at the Sea Gull Motel!