Buxton at Cape Hatteras is the perfect destination for those who desire a seaside vacation in its purest form: charming beachfront rentals, pristine beaches, quaint villages, miles of undeveloped marine forests, and opportunities for some of the best fishing, kayaking, surfing, and other outdoor activities.
Between Buxton and nearby Avon, you'll find Canadian Hole, one of the most famous windsurfing spots on the East Coast. The Canadian Hole is the most popular and well known windsurfing spot on Hatteras Island. The site is named for the many visitors from Canada who flock to the island to ride the wind in the Pamlico Sound.
The area in front of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is also a world-renowned surfing destination, and surfers come from all over to experience our waves. Other attractions in Buxton include horseback riding, nature trails, tennis, miniature golf, and a "bird petting zoo." Cape Point, one of the island's most popular fishing spots, is accessible from Buxton by four-wheel drive vehicle.
Avon is a popular windsurfing and kite surfing destination, and shops offering lessons and rental equipment abound. Other family activities include miniature golf, pier or beach fishing, parasailing or banana tube rides, sport wall climbing, kayaking, and even nightly entertainment (during the summer) in some restaurants. Browse our Hatteras Island rentals and come explore all that beautiful Cape Hatteras has to offer!
Family vacations on Hatteras Island have been a tradition for families from all over for many years. The beaches of Cape Hatteras are pristine and spacious, and the list of activities for family gatherings is endless. There is no better place to get the family together to celebrate or simply enjoy some time away! Enjoy strolling along the beaches, browsing the unique art galleries along the island, visit the lighthouses, plan an adventurous outdoor activity, or just relax together on the beach.
Take a look at our Local Area Guide for things to do, places to eat and local resources to make planning your vacation even easier!