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Canadian Hole

Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC
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Ranked #6 of 7 attractions in Buxton
Type: Beaches
Activities: Wind-surfing
Description: Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for windsurfing.
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Greenville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
56 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Newport, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

One of the best, most secluded areas in NC. This place is perfect for sailing, swimming, kiteboarding, or anything else you can think to do in the water, right up the road from Buxton so there is plenty to do and see. Love this area.

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Berea kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Great place bout kneww deep as far as I could walk into it. Had a blast watching all the kiteboarders and everyone having fun...good times!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

This is a kitesurfing and windsurfing meca on highway 12 between Avon and Buxton. Great for sound swimming. Best sunset viewing! Has restroom and shower facilities and is well-maintained by the National Park Service

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Louisburg, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Good place to watch windsurfers,kite boarders and the like. It's not a large area and parking can be hairy at times. When the sun goes down it is spectacular to watch.

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