Originally Posted by redeye4u
we are planning a vacation to Hatteras NC June 20-24 we are staying at Hatteras Sands Campground basically at the end of hwy 12. Has anyone made the trip down Hwy 12. Is there anything we should be aware of or any good stops along the way. Thanks for all replies in advance. June is a loong way away it seems.
Although we usually stay in Rodanth/Waves we make the trip down NC12 at least once or twice a year. In June traffic will be heavy and the speed traps will be out. There will be pedestrians and golf carts all over the place so be careful. Check the weather and monitor the projected wind speeds. You don't mention the type of rig you are driving but regardless the winds going over the Oregon Inlet Bridge can blow you around.
Along the drive there are numerous places to pull over and enjoy the scenery. The wind surfers with the colorful sails are a photo waiting to be taken. One of our favorite dining establishments is the Oceanas Bistro in Avon (home
Stock the fridge and pantry before hitting NC 12. Along NC 12 there is one Food Lion grocery store and that is it except for the small quick stops. It is a time consuming trip back to Kitty Hawk if you need something. There is an ACE Hardware store in Avon but there is nothing that resembles a Walmart along NC12.
Not sure what your route getting there is going to be but if you go through Grandy NC stop at the Grandy Farm Market (https://www.grandysfarmmarket.com/
) and stock up on the fresh fruits and veggies. You can also stop at the Weeping Radish (https://www.weepingradish.com/
) to pick up some brew and have lunch.
Enjoy the trip, we always do if the weather cooperates.