Rodanthe is an unincorporated community located in Dare County, North Carolina, on Hatteras Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Rodanthe, along with Waves and Salvo, are part of the settlement of Chicamacomico. Rodanthe includes the original Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, decommissioned in 1954, but now a museum. Rodanthe is served by North Carolina Highway 12 which runs north/south through town. The Chicamacomico area is bordered to the north by Pea Island NWR and to the south by Cape Hatteras NS, a situation which limits potential growth. The town is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the Pamlico Sound to the West.