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Address: Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC
Activities: Wind-surfing
Description: Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for...
Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for windsurfing.
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Nice place to take a picture

This may be one of the best kite surfing spots on the east coast. Calm shallow water and lots of wind. There's lots of parking and there's lots of sandy beach to set up. A great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
rmorrison1116
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Denver, Pennsylvania
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Denver, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This may be one of the best kite surfing spots on the east coast. Calm shallow water and lots of wind. There's lots of parking and there's lots of sandy beach to set up. A great location for taking photographs of the kites with the Hatteras light house in the background and spectacular sunsets. There are restrooms here and you... More 

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Pittstown, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I am not a windsurfer or a kiteboarder, but my husband and friends are. It's a great place to hang and watch the action. People are friendly even if you are not on the water.

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Stephens City
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83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a great place to sit in the water and not worry about the huge waves. The water on the sound side is also a bit warmer. Great place to watch the windsurfers and for sunsets.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You must check this out and go wading with rays and skates. It is fantastic. Be respectful if signs are posted for nesting and come back after nesting and hatching if posted. Our collective actions add to the biodiversity of the area...or take it away.

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pittsburgh pa
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went in the evening when it was not crowded to let our dogs swim. It was wonderful for them. The water was shallow, calm and warm. You can go out quite far and it still only comes up to you waist. Great place for kids as well. A must do on the outer banks.

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Covington, Virginia
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love the Canadian hole if your a windsurfer this is the place to go I do not partake however I do enjoy wading around in the sound looking for shells and fishing its also one of the best sunset spots on the island for sure! Watch out for the mosquitoes during certain times of the year!

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Townville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Canadian Hole is noted for being one of the consistently best places to kiteboard & windsurf on the Atlantic coast. That, it is. But it's also much more! Families can park on the pavement, watch the kiters/surfers, have access to public restrooms and wash-off spigots, take chairs out into the shallows of Pamlico Sound and let the kids splash and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We love watching the kite surfing and wind surfing at Canadian Hole. (Now it's called Haulover Beach.) Sometimes it's hard to park, and sometimes the kiteboarding equipment takes up a huge amount of beach -- not too much beach available on the Sound side. But fun to watch these surfers get air!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Plenty of parking- on a windy day you will see some of the best sail and kite boarders in the world.

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Swan Point, Maryland
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you do wind sports personally it is a must but you probably already know that. If you just want water that is warmer and wave free for the little ones it is perfect. If you want to sit and watch the action pack your cooler and enjoy.

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Address: Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton

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