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Helpful Information!

Rental Information - things you may wish to rent on vacation.

*Beach equipment (sport), Baby (highchairs, strollers etc.) & towels*

SEAcret Treasure provides linens with beds made upon your arrival at the cottage.  Towels (bath and beach) are not included.  Guests may choose to bring their own, buy a beach towels at souvenir shops or rent the towels for the week.  There is also a selection of beach toys, beach chairs, beach umbrella and a couple of beach blankets for our guests at the cottage.

If you should require additional beach equipment or wish to rent towels, please see below.

Guests of SEAcret Treasure can arrange to have Hatteras Helping Hands provide towels for the week.  Hatteras Helping Hands also provides cleaning for our cottage, so the towels can be placed in the cottage for you.

Hatteras Helping Hands

41195 Breeches Buoy Lane

Avon, NC  27915

(252) 995-3390

Ocean Atlantic Rentals can set you up with additional beach equipment, Baby items and they carry the Deluxe Beach Wheelchairs.  They also rent towels and water sport equipment.

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

40809 NC Hwy 12

Avon, NC  27915

(252) 995-5868


*Call is recommended to Pre-Book items*


Permits are required on Hatteras Island for fishing on the beach, driving on the beach and bonfires on the beach.

Fishing on the beach

The license can be obtained at any of the local OBX tackle shops or get it online at the Division of Marine Fisheries’ Website.

Driving on the beach

Exploring the beaches in an Off Road Vehicle can be fun but does require a permit and is only allowed in certain areas.  These areas can change frequently during the nesting seasons of protected birds and sea turtles.  If you have questions, park rangers at any of the park visitor centers will be happy to help. 

Remember to let the air out of your tires before driving on the beach!!  It is generally recommended to drive with 20-25 lbs of pressure in your tires. 

Off-road Vehicle Use Permits

Obtaining an ORV permit is an easy process that takes only minutes from start to finish. You can choose to visit a visitor center at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in person or you can visit the Cape Hatteras ORV Permit page at

The online process is as follows:

  1. Watching the ORV Safety Video    to learn best practices for safe and enjoyable beach driving.

  2. Going to the Cape Hatteras ORV Permit page on,

  3. Filling out the online application, and

  4. Print the permit and proof-of-permit and place them in your vehicle (Annual proof-of-permit stickers will be mailed, but the printed proof-of-permit is good for 30 days).

The in-person permit process has six easy steps.

  1. Go to one of the three visitor centers.

  2. Show the required documentation to the National Park Service staff members selling permits.

  3. Fill out the ORV permit.

  4. Watch the 7-minute video (you can skip this step if you bring last year's permit).

  5. Pay for your permit.

  6. Place the permit in your vehicle's glove box and affix the proof-of-permit to your vehicle's windshield.

That's all there is to it. You'll be off enjoying the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore before you know it. In preparation for getting your permit, be sure you have:

  • your driver's license,

  • your vehicle registration,

  • form of payment (charge card or cash),

  • and last year's permit (if available, for the in-person process).

Two types of permits are available for purchase. They are

  • a 10-day Permit ($50, valid for 10 consecutive days),

  • or an Annual Permit ($120, valid for one year from date of purchase).

Remember to keep the permit in the glove box of your permitted vehicle and the proof-of-permit sticker clearly visible on your windshield.

Bonfires on the beach

Beach Fire Permits

Fires on the beach are a memorable experience. Want to enjoy the crackle of wood burning and the dancing of the firelight? Follow these simple steps:

  1. Download and print the FREE Beach Fire Permit.

  2. Read the entire permit.

  3. Sign and date the permit.

  4. Keep the permit with you.

If you have trouble downloading or printing the Beach Fire Permit you can get a permit in person by visiting any park visitor center, ORV permit office, or campground.

Things to know about beach fires:

  • Beach fires are allowed all throughout the park from November 16 to April 30.

  • From May 1 to November 15, to protect nesting sea turtles, beach fires are allowed only on the ocean beaches at Coquina Beach, Ocracoke Day Use area, and the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras.

  • Fires are allowed from 6 am to 10 pm.

  • Fires no greater than 3 feet in diameter may be ignited and maintained seaward of the ocean dune, below the high tide mark, and at least 50 feet from any vegetation.

  • The Beach Fire Permit is valid only when a responsible adult (18 years of age or older) is present.

  • Fires cannot be left unattended and must be completely extinguished (cold to the touch) before leaving the area.

  • Follow the Leave No Trace ethic and clean the area of all trash before leaving the beach.

Rodanthe, North Carolina Monthly Weather



January                                             51° / 35°

February                                              54° / 37°

March                                                   61° / 45°

April                                                      69° / 53°

May                                                       77° / 61°

June                                                      83° / 69°

July                                                      87° / 73° 

August                                                 86° / 72°

September                                           81° / 65°

October                                                72° / 55°

November                                            65° / 47°

December                                            55° / 39°

Road Conditions and Ferry Schedule
Surf conditions & Tide Chart


Helpful OBX websites

    Outer Banks Visitor Bureau

SEAcret Treasure is listed on this site full of great OBX information!  This site also has an event calendar.

        Outer Banks This Week

Up to date information on events and happenings.  Know what the locals know!

            Sunny Day Guide

A great source for events happening on Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island.

Outer Banks Sporting Events



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SEAcret Treasure is owned
maintained by The Norman Family

Vernon and Cheryl Norman

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