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Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island is a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, on the Atlantic Ocean. Famed for its lighthouse and long sandy beaches, it is a great family friendly place for a relaxing holiday. Many people visiting Hatteras Island will be looking for a beach holiday, and the long sandy beaches looking out over the Atlantic Ocean are well worth exploring - even at the height of summer or the 4th of July weekend you can usually find a good stretch of beach all to yourselves. Canadian Hole, between the towns of Buxton and Avon, is a particularly good spot. In addition to the beach itself, the waters of Pamlico Sound are perfect for wading, and tourists flock there as the conditions are perfect for... more

Hatteras Island is a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, on the Atlantic Ocean. Famed for its lighthouse and long sandy beaches, it is a great family friendly place for a relaxing holiday. Many people visiting Hatteras Island will be looking for a beach holiday, and the long sandy beaches looking out over the Atlantic Ocean are well worth exploring - even at the height of summer or the 4th of July weekend you can usually find a good stretch of beach all to yourselves. Canadian Hole, between the towns of Buxton and Avon, is a particularly good spot. In addition to the beach itself, the waters of Pamlico Sound are perfect for wading, and tourists flock there as the conditions are perfect for windsurfing and kite boarding. In terms of sightseeing there is also the lighthouse, which was moved inland in 1999 to protect it from coastal erosion, and the 825 acre Buxton Coastal Reserve, an area of maritime woodland full of spectacular wildlife (there have even been sightings of bald eagles) and plenty of hiking trails for those members of the family looking for a bit more exercise.

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All things to do » Things to do

Nearby recommended attractions:

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse(Buxton)
The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Lighthouses
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
Attraction type: Beaches; National Parks; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
This bird-lovers' paradise provides a temporary home to more than 250 types of birds.
Attraction type: Beaches; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Frisco Beach
Frisco Beach(Frisco)
Attraction type: Beaches

All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Buxton Munch Company
Buxton Munch Company
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Buxton
Price: $1 - $12
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Bros Sandwich Shack
Bros Sandwich Shack
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Avon
Price: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Cafe Pamlico
Cafe Pamlico
Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Buxton
Price: $35 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, International, Contemporary
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Orange Blossom Bakery
Orange Blossom Bakery
Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Buxton
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Burger Burger
Burger Burger
Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Avon
Price: $6 - $11
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Inn on Pamlico Sound
3.5 of 5
The Inn on Pamlico Sound
$101 - $177
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Buxton
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Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast
Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast
$157 - $187
Ranked #1 of 3 Buxton B&B and Inns
Cape Pines Motel
2.0 of 5
Cape Pines Motel
$93 - $155
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Buxton
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Watermen's Retreat
Watermen's Retreat
$199 - $389
Cape Hatteras Motel
1.5 of 5
Cape Hatteras Motel
$122 - $270
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Buxton
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Outer Banks Motel
Outer Banks Motel
$85 - $365
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Buxton

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.