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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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Frisco, NC | Popular Tourism Destination


The Village of Frisco is situated on a narrow strip of sand called Hatteras Island and is a part of North Carolina's famous Outer Banks (OBX). It is a popular destination for surf fishing, surf boarding, kiteboarding, sailboarding, sunbathers, boaters, campers, RVers, beachcombers as well as history buffs. Frisco is approximately six miles long and it has only one main highway (NC Hwy 12) entering and exiting. Frisco has no traffic lights. So even in the peak of the tourism season traffic is never a real problem here in Frisco.

All six miles of Frisco's beaches are part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service. Visitors with four wheel drive vehicles are permitted to drive on specified Frisco beaches if willing to abide by the rules. Please take some time and use the links below to find out more about the National Park Service rules and regulations for using our Frisco beaches.

Truck driving on a Frisco NC beach.

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Cape Hatteras has been a tourist destination for many years. The plants, wildlife, and even the people who live here adapt continually. Whether you are enjoying the beach, kayaking the Sound, fishing or climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse there is something for everyone to enjoy! The National Park Service ORV plan is designed to protect the unique plants and wildlife. Read More

Child playing on the beach in Frisco NC.

Frisco Beach Activites

Frisco's beaches offer may activities like beach walking, picnicking, playing in the sand, fishing, surfing, kite flying, boogie boarding, etc. The sensations of a cooling ocean breeze on a hot summer's day while enjoying our awesome natural Frisco beaches will provide outstanding memories for your entire family.Read More

Sand sculpture of campfire on the beach in Frisco NC.

NPS Permits and Reservations

Frisco beaches are regulated by the National Park Service. In order to protect the various plants and wildlife, many activities like driving on the beach, fishing, fires, commercial filming, tournaments, marathons, weddings, speeches and other group gatherings are allowed by permit only. Read More