The webcam is at the resort town of Waves, North Carolina, on Hatteras Island. The local population livelihood is mostly derived from renting apartments and beach houses to tourists, as well as serving tourists.
In terms of accommodation, there are plenty of options to choose from on Hatteras Island. In fact, resort towns follow one another throughout the island.
For a long time, Waves has been called South Rodanthe and is still known as such today.