Avon Condos have 2 bedroom units with oceanfront views in all levels of the building and some have Avon oceanfront pools and tennis courts. There are sound front and canal front view options in Avon home real estate as well. Buxton real estate is mostly residential and a mix of resort destination amenities and small town appeal. Hatteras real estate is located at the southernmost part of the island. There are some planned communities in Hatteras located across from Hatteras Landing. Hatteras Landing homes and the Hatteras oceanfront homes share luxury amenities and upscale interior finishes and are usually sold fully furnished.
The origin of the name of Hatteras has comes from two sources. English explorers mapped and charted the islands later, and a 1585 English map refers to the island as Croatan Island. John White’s map of 1585 first names the cape as “Hattorask.” The name “Hatteras” is an English translation of a Native American word that meant area of sparse vegetation”
Hatteras Island’s allure is one of seclusion and wild beauty and it is preserved through the NC National Park systems. Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Hatteras Island encompasses about 75% of Hatteras Island. The undeveloped pristine Hatteras Island beach wilderness is worth the trip to explore the island’s seven village communities, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Buxton, Frisco and Avon and Hatteras. .Hatteras Beaches are regularly found on the Top Ten lists for the Best Beaches in America.
Hatteras Area Attractions
There are two lighthouses in the area shining their light into the waters of the “Graveyard of the Atlantic”. The Hatteras Lighthouse also known as “America’s Lighthouse” with its black and white swirled stripes it the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States. It stands vigilant over the dangerous Diamond Shoals area, where the cool Labrador Current meets the warm Gulf Stream creating sea swells and shifting sandbars.
The lesser known black and white striped Bodie Island lighthouse is found among the pine trees and marshes is fabled to be so named because of the many bodies that were found along its shores washed up from shipwrecks.
The Buxton Woods is a 3,000 acre maritime forest with 7 miles of a rustic nature path winding through canopy of live oaks. A stable nearby offers horseback rides on the beach or through the woods.
About Hatteras Island
Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center. Native American artifacts are commonly found on Hatteras Island today, especially in Buxton and Frisco theNative American culture is preserved and displayed in the form of artifacts and exhibits. Galleries are filled with art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and there is a gift shop.
Hatteras is a water lover’s paradise. Surfing, Kitesurfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, kayakers, standup paddle boarders, scuba diving and snorkeling are among the most favorite things to do. The area between the towns of Buxton and Avon, known as Canadian Hole provides perfect conditions for windsurfing, kitesurfing and kiteboarding. In the spring and fall windsurfers from upstate New York and Canada frequent the area and giving the area the nickname. Waters in the Pamlico Sound are shallow in this area and warm and perfect for families.
Fishing in Hatteras
The best fishing on the east coast can be found in Hatteras. Fishing on Hatteras Island can be done from the surf, piers, on offshore charters, and inshore charters. A variety boats in all sizes are available at half or full day rates. Pier fishing from Hatteras Island Fishing Pier in Rodanthe and Avon Fishing Pier can be done from 6am to 12am. Popular fishing spots such as Cape Point in Buxton attract fisherman from all over North Carolina and is known as one of the best fishing beaches on the East Coast. Teach’s Lair is a full service Hatteras marina on the southernmost point of Hatteras Village and is the closest point to the Gulf Stream. Tuna, dolphin, wahoo, blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, flounder, trout, sea mullet, pompano, bluefish and drum and striped bass are caught at various times of the year on Hatteras Island. Anglers flock to Hatteras Island in the fall, particularly in the peak weeks of October. Local Hatteras tackle shops can be very helpful to visitors needing information.