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What You’ll Love About Buxton


Take your boat out on the water and easily reach tons of other areas in the Outer Banks thanks to the Intracoastal Waterway.


Cast off for some world-famous red drum fishing at The Point, and see how big of a catch you can reel in.


Shrimp, clams, tuna, oysters... it's all fresh and readily available at restaurants and fish markets around Buxton.

One of Eastern North Carolina's Best-Kept Secrets

In Buxton, fishing and surfing reign supreme. It's home of Buxton Woods maritime forest, so don't be surprised if you run across a white-tailed deer, grey fox, nutria, mink, or river otter. The maritime forest includes a mix of evergreen, hardwoods, pine, over a dozen rare plants, and marshy wetlands. 

Cape Hatteras also has some of the best surfing conditions on the east coast, too; the "1st jetty" at Lighthouse Beach and "The Cove" at The Point boast some of the best swells on Hatteras Island. If you are more of a fisherman, take your fishing rod and head out to Cape Point in Buxton where the surf fishing is some of the best in the world. 

Spotlights of Buxton


Outdoor Recreation

With spots like Buxton Woods and Cape Hatteras, Buxton offers easy access to all of the outdoor recreation you can imagine. Surfing, fishing, paddleboarding, hiking, swimming, biking, horseback riding—whether it's on land or on the sea, there are tons of opportunities to enjoy the Great Outdoors. And you can't forget about checking out the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in the country, which brings in over 1 million visitors every year.


Small-Town Amenities

Buxton's population is just over 1,200, so life moves a little slower here than on the mainland. But since a lot of people visit town for the beaches and recreation, you'll still find plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Seafood markets, locally owned restaurants, cozy little bookshops—the amenities here are the epitome of seaside charm.


Outstanding Events

The Buxton community is constantly bustling with events, celebrations, and festivities. A few of the biggest highlights of the year include the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, the Rock the Cape Festival, the Hands Across the Border Surf Competition, and the Hatteras Island Arts and Crafts Guild Holiday Show.

Buxton Attractions

Buxton Residential Resources

Want to know even more about residential life in this outstanding city of beautiful homes, friendly faces, and big opportunities? You don’t have to look far! As your Hatteras Island, NC experts, we know all the insider details! Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!


Quick Facts

Population (2010): 1,273
Zip Code: 27920
County: Dare
Mean Home Price (2013): $349,900


Travel Times

Avon: 12 min
Salvo: 26 min
Airport: Billy Mitchell Airport
Major Roads: NC-12



District: Dare County
Elementary: Cape Hatteras Elementary
Middle: Cape Hatteras Scondary
High: Cape Hatteras Scondary

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