There are several small wharves in the basin at Hatteras where berths, gasoline, diesel fuel, and limited marine supplies can be obtained. A mobile lift can handle craft up to 45 feet for emergency repairs.
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Hatteras Inlet, 11 miles westward of Cape Hatteras Light, is entered over a shifting bar which is subject to continual change; local knowledge is recommended. The approach is marked by a lighted whistle buoy; buoys marking the channel over the bar are not charted because they are frequently shifted in position. A 48-foot lookout tower showing a white light on the east side of the inlet is a conspicuous mark.
Hatteras Inlet Channel is a dredged channel that leads from Hatteras Inlet to Rollinson Channel in the vicinity of the basin entrance at Hatteras. The channel is reported to shoal rapidly between dredgings. In 2009, the controlling depth was 8.2 feet. The channel is marked by lights, buoys, and daybeacons. In 2011, a side channel to the Coast Guard pier and the ferry landing had a controlling depth of 4 feet and is marked by two lights.
Hatteras, a town 3 miles northeast of Hatteras Inlet, has several stores, a hotel, several motels, and restaurants. Hatteras Inlet Coast Guard Station is on Austin Creek, 0.8 mile southwest of the town.