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Frisco is located along the shore of the Pamlico Sound within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Along with Hatteras, it's one of only two villages located on the southern end of Hatteras Island. General Billy Mitchell, a famous Army Air Service officer, is honored with an airfield named for him at Frisco. He used this local airstrip to demonstrate his talents by bombing battleships off the coast on September 5, 1923. This exhibition was one of the major factors leading to the establishment of the modern United States Air Force. Frisco is more quiet and isolated than the other beachside communities further north, so it's perfect for those looking for a little more solitude. Neighboring Hatteras is a major center of commercial and sport fishing, and is the terminus for the ferry to Ocracoke Island. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is also located in Hatteras. The community of Frisco is home to the Native American Museum and Natural History Center, which houses Native American artifacts, historical and educational displays, live exhibits and a self-guided nature trail through a beautiful maritime forest. A shop with native crafts and antique collectibles is also on the museum premises. As part of the Outer Banks, Frisco offers spectacular recreational opportunities, everything from deep-sea fishing to golf. Nearby attractions include the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Pond and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

Surrounding areas: Hatteras Village, North Carolina (3.6 mi), Avon, North Carolina (10.5 mi), Ocracoke, North Carolina (21.6 mi), Salvo, North Carolina (22.8 mi), Waves, North Carolina (24.6 mi), Rodanthe, North Carolina (26.4 mi)

Frisco Vacation Rentals




Frisco Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites58822 Hwy 2 & Marina WayHatteras, NC3.6 mi.(252) 986-1110
Cape Hatteras MotelBuxton, NC5.3 mi.(252) 995-5611
Cape Hatteras MotelHwy 12Buxton, NC5.3 mi.(800) 995-0711
Comfort Inn Hatteras IslandOld Lighthouse Rd State Rd 12Buxton, NC5.3 mi.(252) 995-6100
Lighthouse View Motel Inc.46677 Hwy 12Buxton, NC5.3 mi.(252) 995-5680
Boyette HouseHwy NC 12Ocracoke, NC21.6 mi.(252) 928-4261
Boyette HouseOcracoke, NC21.6 mi.(252) 928-4261
Ocracoke Harbor InnOcracoke, NC21.6 mi.(252) 928-5731
Hatteras Island ResortRodanthe, NC26.4 mi.(252) 987-2345

Frisco Weather & Climate

The Gulf Stream has some direct effect on North Carolina temperatures, especially on the immediate coast. Though the Gulf Stream lies some 50 miles offshore, warm water eddies spin off from it and moderate the winter air temperatures along the Outer Banks. Coastal fronts are common during the winter months, and can push inland, bringing warmer than expected temperatures to the coastal areas. However, at times the cold Labrador Current passes between the Gulf Stream and the North Carolina coast, offsetting most of the general warming effect the Gulf Stream might otherwise have on coastal temperatures. The meeting of the two opposing currents sometimes provides a breeding ground for rough weather. Summer air temperatures along the immediate coastline are lower than those even a few miles inland. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to North Carolina to influence the weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 53°F 38°F 5.84 in. 49°F
February 54°F 39°F 3.94 in. 46°F
March 60°F 44°F 4.95 in. 52°F
April 67°F 51°F 3.29 in. 59°F
May 74°F 60°F 3.92 in. 68°F
June 81°F 68°F 3.82 in. 73°F
July 85°F 72°F 4.95 in. 77°F
August 84°F 72°F 6.56 in. 80°F
September 81°F 68°F 5.68 in. 77°F
October 72°F 58°F 5.31 in. 70°F
November 64°F 50°F 4.93 in. 58°F
December 57°F 42°F 4.56 in. 55°F

Frisco Map & Transportation

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Frisco Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Dowdy'sNags HeadNC49.9 mi.
 
Water Parks
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA113.5 mi.
 
State Parks
Cape Hatteras State ParkNC5.6 mi. 
 
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke IslandManteoNC46.6 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll ShoresAtlantic BeachNC73.0 mi.
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA117.3 mi.


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