The Breakwater Inn

One-Night Stay at The Breakwater Inn in Hatteras, NC

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Waterfront Inn on North Carolina's Outer Banks

Hatteras Island was once a quiet, rural fishing area, lined with serene beaches and little villages free of electricity until the 1950s. In 1963, the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge was completed, connecting Hatteras Island to mainland North Carolina for the first time. Visitors streamed in, beach houses sprang up, and fishing tournaments and seafood festivals breathed new life into the island.

At the southernmost point of Hatteras Island and in the middle of Hatteras Village sits The Breakwater Inn. The newly-built resort, which faces the Pamlico Sound, has a long fishing dock and sweeping views of the coast; boats can pull up to the private marina.

Fresh, blackened sweet sea scallops, blue-crab ravioli, and steamed littleneck clams sourced from the nearby sea are all regulars on the menu at the onsite Breakwater Restaurant. After dinner, head back to a deluxe sound front or king suite room, all of which have kitchens and private decks that look out over the sound. In the morning, a light continental breakfast awaits in the lobby.

Hatteras, North Carolina: The Lost Colony, Shipwrecks, and Surfing

Hatteras Island has more than its fair share of fascinating history: in 1587, John White and 116 English colonists landed here, befriending the native Croatan tribe before eventually establishing a colony on another Outer Banks island about an hour away. When John White returned three years later, the colonists had vanished without a trace, leaving only the word "Croatan" carved into a tree and a trail of bonnets as a clue to their whereabouts. Many believe that the "lost colonists,” as they’re now called, returned to Hatteras Island to live with the Croatans, but the truth remains a mystery.

If the lost colonists did, in fact, settle in Hatteras, they could hardly have picked a better spot—the long, thin island is warm and sunny, and has long drawn crowds with its beautiful beaches and abundance of fish. The island is also known for its waves— the Eastern Surfing Association holds its yearly championship here, and kayaking and windsurfing are popular activities. Back on land, walk to Hatteras Village to dine on fresh, local seafood or find souvenirs at the mom-and-pop shops dotting the village.

For more historical lore, check out the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. The museum memorializes the numerous shipwrecks along the North Carolina Outer Banks, once known as one of the deadliest areas for sailors to pass through in the world—some of the reports of ghostly shipwrecks are spine-tingling.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

One-night stay for two

  • Option 1: $59 to stay in a deluxe sound front room, valid for travel until September 30 (up to a $99 value)
  • Option 2: $47 to stay in a deluxe sound front room, valid for travel October 1–March 31 (up to a $79 value)
  • Option 3: $56 to stay in a deluxe sound front king suite, valid for travel October 1–March 31 (up to a $94 value)

Book by: 9/30/12 (option 1) or 11/9/12 (options 2 and 3)

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • In the heart of Hatteras Village
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Onsite local seafood restaurant
  • Private marina

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 11/9/12 or 9/30/12, depending on option purchased, or promotional value expires
  • Travel by 9/30/12 or 3/31/13, depending on option bought
  • Limit 6 per person, may buy 3 more as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • $12 fee to cancel
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 11.75% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe Sound Front Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per day for each additional guest, no charge for children aged 18 or younger
  • Kitchenette
  • Free WiFi

Deluxe Sound Front King Suite

  • One king bed and sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per day for each additional guest, no charge for children aged 18 or younger
  • Full kitchen
  • Free WiFi

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed in Groupon-valid rooms.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 150 miles from Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
  • By car: 240 miles from Richmond, VA

Customer Reviews

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. I came back feeling totally relaxed and it was wonderful to feel that everything was being cared for, leaving us with nothing to do but just enjoy our stay. I am glad you offered the Groupon since I would never have thought of coming down to the Outer Banks since it is a six-hour drive for us, but it was totally worth it. The room was spacious, the amenities perfect and housekeeping and front desk personnel gave excellent service. I will recommend the Inn to anyone looking for a great spot to relax, fish or enjoy local history. Thanks again.
Sandi L. · April 21, 2013
Everything! The room was lovely with a balcony overlooking the Sound. It was quiet and relaxing. Housekeeping was perfect and gave us enough time to sleep in, make some breakfast and just enjoy the morning before heading out to explore. The front desk personnel were helpful and having coffee available is always a plus in my book. In room refrigerator was surprisingly larger than expected. Everything was neat, clean and comfy. It was a wonderfully relaxing weekend, and we definitely took advantage of the complimentary wine when we had dinner at the restaurant on the property. I highly recommend it and hope to return.
Sandi L. · April 21, 2013
area and hotel was nice
Diana B. · March 31, 2013
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