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Good place to view water sports

This is a unique day use area which offers a large parking lot but no facilities. The ocean is... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2019
Rushford, Minnesota
One of the best places to Kite on the island

Anyone who has been to this area to kite knows about this spot. If you are looking for it just... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Caro, MI
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“pamlico sound”(6 reviews)
Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for windsurfing.
Hwy 12 S, Between Avon and Buxton, Soundside, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

This is a unique day use area which offers a large parking lot but no facilities. The ocean is just across the highway. However the ocean beach should not be accessed without a boardwalk. Otherwise the sand dunes which hold it back get worn down...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KeepItUpp
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Anyone who has been to this area to kite knows about this spot. If you are looking for it just look for all the kites. Park on the beach and launch right there. It is worth stopping at if you are kiting the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank atkinsdj
Reviewed September 18, 2018

The dogs loved romping in the water cooling off from the hot sun.They enjoyed playing with their ball and frisbee in the water. We enjoyed playing with them and taking pictures.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dmrshiloh
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We stopped at this day use area looking for a safe for our 4year old grandson to play in, and we were not disappointed. The water was calm and shallow enough for my grandson to feel comfortable. We also found some beautiful shells, although most...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Linda G
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This is a major windsurfing and kiteboarding spot which usually has a solid steady wind and a large population of dedicated and athletic folks. Also along the soundside, one can go swimming in calmer - and warmer - water than the ocean surf, which can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul P
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We love visiting the Canadian Hole we come to Avon, NC. It is the perfect place to kayak, paddle board, swim and watch the wind surfers.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank happy2walk
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Canadian Hole is a pretty nice place to Windsurf and I good spot to take your young kids to the Pamlico Sound.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Star Wars F
Reviewed July 12, 2018

I love the ocean but it’s nice to spend at least one beach day here. The water is so warm and calm. You don’t have to worry about rip tides and you can walk or swim out extremely far and it’s still shallow. They offer...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank deebug2470
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Great spot to go with your dog to swim. Water is very calm and warm. It’s very shallow and easy swim for small dogs in particular. If you don’t have an off road vehicle you will need to park near the road and walk. One...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank razayes
Reviewed June 28, 2018

A bit of a hidden gem, between Avon and Buxton. Wade out into the gentle sound and enjoy schools of minnow weaving between your feet as you shell, grab some wind and kite surf, kayak...perfect spot!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from dhc01 | Reviewed this property |
You can rent different water sports items from Ocean Atlantic Rentals in Avon, right up the road. I believe single kayaks rent for the week starting at $69.