Hatteras is a favorite destination for sport fishermen throughout the southeast, which makes it a truly fitting location to honor a beloved angler. It’s also renowned for its historic, picturesque lighthouse, as well as for the nation’s first National Seashore park.
Outer Banks, NC
The Outer Banks is a 200-mile string of peninsulas and barrier islands that separates mainland North Carolina from the Atlantic Ocean. More than just a string of beach communities, it’s a region of rich history and culture. From the first English settlement in the New World, to the hideouts of Blackbeard the pirate, OBX has noteworthy roots. It can even boast as the birthplace of aviation, with the Wright Brothers first taking flight from the dunes of Kitty Hawk!
Topsail Island, NC
Topsail Island (pronounced TOP-sil) is a 26-mile-long vacation spot off the coast of North Carolina near Wilmington. It’s home to the communities of North Topsail Beach, Surf City, and Topsail Beach. Visitors enjoy the patches of maritime forests — and, of course, the beautiful beaches. History buffs love the area’s links to the Navy’s World War II missile-testing project, called Operation Bumblebee…not to mention legends of marauding pirates hiding their ships along its shores.