About Waves, NC
Located between Salvo and Rodanthe is the small coastal town of Waves. What it lacks in size it makes up for in scenery. This village is known for its beautiful beaches and soundfront areas that are the perfect climate for water sports. REAL Watersports is a popular venue in Waves that offers classes, rentals and shopping opportunities for adventure seekers. If you want to experience all of recreational water activities the Outer Banks has to offer, Waves is where it's at! The real estate market features a string of traditional beach cottages along the shore, as well as several luxury waterfront homes with all the bells and whistles.
History of Waves, NC
Wave is part of the tri-villages, formerly known as Chicamacomico. In 1939, the Post Office changed the name to Waves to better identify the villages. Even today, it is still difficult to tell where one of the tri-village ends and the other begins. Development came to the town after the Herbert C Bonner Bridge opened to the public in the 1960s and so after more homes began popping up in the 1980s. The town offers enough housing for vacationers, without feeling too crowded in the summer months.