Destination guide

An island escape in North Carolina

On the barrier island of Hatteras Island, sandwiched between the Atlantic and the Pamlico Sound, the little village of Frisco is an idyllic beach escape. Greet the dawn as the sun rises over the vast ocean, spend a day on the beach, fishing, swimming or enjoying the local restaurants, then head back to the veranda of your Frisco vacation rental for a barbeque or a sundowner and be treated to a spectacular sunset of pinks and golds painting the gentle waters of the sound.

Things to do

Frisco's maritime history

The tiny village of Hatteras, at the far end of the island, is home to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. At this small, family-friendly attraction, you can learn about local history and maritime crafts. It also runs seasonal events through the year. The region is home to a number of historic lighthouses which are fun to explore. In summer, climb Bodie Island Light Station on the northern end of Cape Hatteras National Seashore for beautiful views over the water. The landmark Ocracoke Lighthouse dates back to 1823, and the nearby Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum traces the island's history.


Explore Frisco and the Outer Banks

There is serious natural beauty to be enjoyed here, and spending a day on the pale, shimmering sands beside the water has to be top of most visitors' to-do lists. There are plenty of family-friendly vacation activities in Frisco and its environs to enjoy, including mini-golf, kitesurfing, a small museum dedicated to local and Native American history, and fishing and tackle shops. Anglers can head to a local marina or Avon Fishing Pier, or opt to charter a boat to head out and take in the grandeur of this coastal haven.


Sunny days on Frisco Beach

In summer, soak up the sun on Frisco Beach or beside the pool at your Frisco vacation rental. You can expect summer highs in the 70s and 80s from May through October. The summer season buzzes with visitors and seasonal events, but the months at either end – April, May, September and October – offer ideal weather for exploring this unique natural environment. Stroll the seashore and explore the maritime forests and swampy wetlands at Buxton Woods Nature Trail. Do take extra care on the trails and in the woods over the winter months, as hunting season runs early September through February.

Natural features

Atlantic bliss in Frisco

From your Frisco vacation rental, you can follow the Atlantic seashore around to Cape Hatteras Light. This distinctive lighthouse dates back to the 1870s and offers climbs with scenic views over the ocean, Pamlico Sound and Buxton Woods. Hiking and nature trails cut through these woods of red cedar, oak and pine interspersed with marshy wetlands and sedges – making for a great birdwatching habitat. Reptiles, amphibians, otters and white-tail deer have also been spotted. Around 45 minutes north up the Outer Banks, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is another popular birding and hiking spot.

Can I find a vacation rental around Frisco?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 834 vacation rentals near Frisco. From 683 Houses to 57 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Frisco for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Frisco?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Frisco:

  • Brigands' Bay: 45 vacation rentals
  • Indiantown Shores: 56 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Village: 49 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Isle Estates: 214 vacation rentals
  • Kinnakeet Shores: 189 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Frisco?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Frisco. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Frisco Mini Golf and Go Karts: 910 vacation rentals
  • Frisco Native American Museum: 910 vacation rentals
  • Frisco Beach: 885 vacation rentals
  • Ocracoke Pony Pens: 506 vacation rentals
  • Salvo Beach: 894 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Frisco listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Frisco?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 683 Houses in Frisco. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Frisco include:

  • Cottages: 57 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 57 rentals available
  • Cabins: 57 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Frisco?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 382 vacation rentals with pool available in Frisco. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.