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Canadian Hole

Address: Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in Buxton
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Wind-surfing
Owner description: Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for windsurfing.
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Wind-surfing
Owner description: Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for windsurfing.
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Townville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 27 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Greenville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The water is very shallow and clear, and great for little kids and adults who don't want to deal with waves and deep water. Kiteboarders and windsurfers enjoy Canadian Hole, and make it an entertaining stop. My son has snorkeled there, and we've also clammed and scalloped. The sunsets are amazing, and if you want truly gorgeous sunset photos, this... More 

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Arden, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

There was a lot of windsurfing going on when we were there. it was a nice break from the busy sightseeing of the day. We enjoyed sitting on the shore taking it all in. Is a great place to take small children, shallow water great for wading.

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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125 reviews 125 reviews
58 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We decided to spend a day here since there were many rip currents and the water was rough at the ocean near our house. The Pamlico Sound was so warm! It was nice to be able to go out so far and it was still shallow. We literally could sit in the water, enjoy the smaller waves and not worry... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

A really great sound-side location for the dogs to play. The depth is very shallow and they could run and play without having to swim. Floating toys work great here to play fetch.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

On the Pamlico Sound. Large beach area with adequate parking. Short walkover to the ocean. Great area for families.

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North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

For some 25 plus years this has been the most wonderful family spot. It was so nice to drive along the sound side waters edge but...NOT ANYMORE. Thanks to some ignorant judge in Raleigh, NC, the National Park Service is now charging $120.00 for this. This land was was donated in the 30's to the NPS for family recreation...now government... More 

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