Buxton is an unincorporated community on Hatteras Island near Cape Hatteras in Dare County, North Carolina. Buxton is linked to other Outer Banks communities such as Avon, Frisco, and Hatteras by the North Carolina Highway 12. Cape Hatteras Light is Buxton’s most recognizable attractions and the tallest brick lighthouse in the country. Hatteras Island Visitor Center and Museum of the Sea is located next to the lighthouse. Shelly Island does not exist anymore, but is famous for being the biggest sand island to disappear in the shortest amount of time in the shifting sandbars off the coast. Hatteras Tours offers island exploration guided by the noted island author, historian and storyteller, Danny Couch. Buxton Village Books is a local bookstore located in a quaint easily recognizable pre-Civil War house in downtown Buxton. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
2.Shelly Island, Buxton, North Carolina
3.Hatteras Tours, Buxton, North Carolina
4.Buxton Village Books, Buxton, North Carolina
5.Fox Watersports, Buxton, North Carolina
6.Orange Blossom Bakery, Buxton, North Carolina
7.Sandbar & Grille, Buxton, North Carolina
7 Best Things to Do in Buxton, North Carolina
- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Photo: sbgoodwin/stock.adobe.com
- Shelly Island, Buxton, North Carolina, Photo: Sean Board/stock.adobe.com
- Hatteras Tours, Buxton, North Carolina, Photo: barry pack EyeEm/stock.adobe.com
- Buxton Village Books, Buxton, North Carolina, Photo: Buxton Village Books
- Fox Watersports, Buxton, North Carolina, Photo: Fox Watersports
- Orange Blossom Bakery, Buxton, North Carolina, Photo: Orange Blossom Bakery
- Sandbar & Grille, Buxton, North Carolina, Photo: Sandbar & Grille
- Cover Photo: PiLensPhoto/stock.adobe.com
More Ideas: Inn on Pamlico Sound
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the Inn on Pamlico Sound is a full service boutique hotel offering luxurious accommodations with gorgeous waterfront views, gourmet cuisine, unique event facilities and an array of activities and recreational pursuits.
The Hatteras Island boutique hotel exudes the style of a European hotel and the charm of a quaint North Carolina coastal bed and breakfast and is a perfect venue for all occasions from weddings and anniversaries to corporate retreats and business meetings. Beautifully appointed waterfront lodgings to feature inviting guest rooms with private bathrooms, whirlpool tubs, and expansive decks boasting stunning views. Café Pamlico serves gourmet cuisine in both indoor and outdoor settings, while world-class facilities include a 14-seat home theater, a fully stocked film and book library, pampering in-room spa services, live music and entertainment and an array of recreational activities and watersports.
The home-away-from-home inn is set in the Village of Buxton in the heart of the Outer Banks and ideally located for exploring the region. The waterfront Inn is within walking distance of gorgeous Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, as well as the villages of Avon, Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo to the north and Frisco and Hatteras Village to the south. Slightly further afield are the charming islands of Ocracoke Island, Roanoke Island and Nags Head, which are all well worth a visit.
The Inn on Pamlico Sound offers three classes of guest rooms to cater for all budgets and needs, ranging from Premium Soundview and Soundfront King Rooms and Soundview and Soundfront King Rooms to Garden View, Soundfront and Petite Queen Rooms. Premium Soundview and Soundfront King Rooms have three guest rooms, namely Magnolia, Jasmine and Sea Oats.
Located on the second floor of the Inn and the most luxurious of the Premium Soundview and Soundfront King Rooms, Magnolia is a king-sized corner room with gorgeous panoramic views of the Sound through French doors and large windows. Beautifully decorated with luxurious furnishings and rich salmon accents, Magnolia features a king-size bed and queen-size sleeper sofa, an en-suite bathroom with Italian tiling and two-person whirlpool tub and a spacious sitting area with comfortable sofas, 27" flat screen television with DVD and cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet. A private porch with rocking chairs boasts stunning views.
Camelia is one of the beautifully appointed Soundview and Soundfront King Rooms on the top floor of the Inn and boasts stunning views of the Pamlico from a private corner deck and east-facing windows. Camelia features cathedral ceilings and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, a king-size gold filigree sleigh bed, an en-suite bathroom Italian tiling and whirlpool tub for two. A comfortable sitting area has a 27" flat screen television with DVD and cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet.
The Morning Glory room is one of the Garden View, Soundfront and Petite Queen Rooms and is decorated in vibrant hues of chartreuse and cream. The bright and sunny room boasts breathtaking views across the sound and features hardwood floors, a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom, and spacious sitting area with rocking chair, 22" flat screen television with DVD and cable channels and complimentary wireless Internet.
Café Pamlico is a casual eatery that serves contemporary coastal cuisine and fine wine in a stylish waterfront setting. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu features dishes created with locally sourced ingredients, freshly caught fish, and organic salads and vegetables and is served in one of the intimate dining rooms, at the copper bar, or al fresco-style on one of the outdoor decks overlooking the water. The exceptional food and inspired wine and cocktail program are accompanied by outstanding detail oriented service and gracious, attentive Southern hospitality to offer diners a world-class dining experience.
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Guests are treated to a complimentary gourmet breakfast every morning as part of their stay, as well as snack baskets, freshly baked goodies, candy and chocolates and beverages from well-stocked refrigerators throughout the day.
Amenities and facilities at the Inn on Pamlico Sound include a sparkling waterfront swimming pool with beautiful views over the sound, complimentary bicycles for exploring the region, use of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for water-based adventures, as well as complimentary use of beach chairs, towels and field glasses for bird and wildlife watching.
The Inn features 14-seat home theater and a well-stocked library with a collection of over 2,000 films, a fully stocked reading library with books, magazines and other reading material which can be enjoyed on one of the private decks, porches, and verandas around the property. Guest computers and complimentary wireless Internet are available for guest use.
A variety of watersports are offered on the sound, including windsurfing, kiteboarding, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking and the Inn provides space for equipment storage. The friendly staff at the Inn can arrange windsurfing or kiteboarding lessons, as well as fishing charters and sunset cruises from the nearby marina.
The Inn on Pamlico Sound located in the village of Buxton, on Hatteras Island and is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The little Island and Cape Hatteras National Seashore offers a plethora of things to see and do from biking to beachcombing. The Inn is a short walk away from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and spot where Gulf Stream meets the Labrador Current in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore boasts 70 miles of pristine shoreline which is home to myriad seabirds, dolphins and other marine creatures, beautiful shells and other seashore treasures to discover. A short ferry ride takes you to Ocracoke Island, home of Blackbeard the Pirate or visit the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge for excellent walking and hiking trails, bird watching and panoramic views.
Hatteras Village is home to a variety of galleries that exhibit works by local artists and artisans, as well as shops, boutiques, cafés and restaurants and the little harbor sees fishing boats bringing in their catches every afternoon. Other enjoyable activities in and around the area include horseback riding trails, kiting, charter fishing boats, pottery making, and massage and spa services.
49684 Hwy 12, PO Box 737, Buxton, NC 27920, Phone: 252-995-7030
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