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Avon is the central village of Hatteras Island located about 30 miles south of Oregon Inlet and about 20 miles north of Hatteras Inlet. Food Lion, the islands only major grocery store, brings most vacationers here at one time or another. Avon is also the home office of Outer Beaches Realty where youll find our swimming pool available exclusively to our guests.

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Avon Highlights
  • Also referred to as Kinnakeet
  • Centrally located Food Lion & Ace Hardware
  • Short walk or drive to many shops & restaurants
Best of Avon on the Outer Banks
  • Only 2 minutes from the Canadian Hole
  • Home of The Avon Fishing Pier aka 'America's Pier'
  • The only on-island 4th of July fireworks display
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Getting to Hatteras Island

Need directions? Find your way from any area here.

Directions to the Waves Office: As you leave Nags Head, this office is located 25.7 miles South of the traffic light at the intersection of the US 158 Bypass and Highway 12 South at Whalebone Junction. The office is located on the east side of Highway 12, just north of the United States Post Office in Waves. The Waves Office is located between mile markers 41 and 42.

Directions to the Avon Office: As you leave Nags Head, this office is located 40.7 miles south of the traffic light at the intersection of the US 158 Bypass and Highway 12 South at Whalebone Junction. Once you arrive in Avon, pass through the first traffic light, then turn left at the third street past the traffic light onto Tigrone Blvd. The Avon Office is located between mile markers 55 and 56.


Directions to the Hatteras Office: As you leave Nags Head, this office is located 57.5 miles South of the traffic light at the intersection of the US 158 Bypass and Highway 12 South at Whalebone Junction. The Hatteras Office is located between mile markers 71 and 72.


Beach Gear Rentals

Stay in a "Beach Gear Included" home and enjoy $250 worth of beach gear with your stay! See beach gear included homes

If you're looking for items not included with VayK Gear visit > Ocean Atlantic Rentals - located right across from our office in Avon!

Frequently Asked Questions - Avon
Where can I go for groceries/supplies?

Food Lion, the Island's only major grocery store. It is located in the Hatteras Island shopping plaza at the 2nd stop light.

Fresh fish - Sunrise Seafood Market & Surf's Up Seafood Market

Avon farmer's Market - Tuesdays June - September (See their Facebook page for schedule changes)

What day is trash pick up?

Tuesday and Friday - Trash should be placed at the street the night before

Where can I get a fishing license?

Any tackle shop in the area will be able to provide them. A good place to start - Frank and Frans in Avon

Where can I access the beach?

Most streets have public access at the ends however for easy access the best option is to park at the Avon pier and walk across.

Where can I charge my electric car?

Great question!

There is a charging station at the Kitty Hawk Kites complex in Rodanthe, compliments of the Cape Hatteras Electric Co-op. While your car is charging you can grab a bite to eat, indoors or out, at the Good Wines Bar & Grill. You can even bring your pooch along, only outside though, and they will even bring him/her a bowl of water. They also have a great retail store on site as well!

There is a charging station at Pangea Tavern located in Avon by the Avon Fishing Pier on the oceanside of 12.

Are there beaches with lifeguards?

We understand that safety is a top priority when you're on vacation and finding a beach with a lifeguard might be #1 in your book. There are 2 beaches on Hatteras Island with lifeguards, Buxton & Frisco.
Buxton: The lifeguard station is located at the old lighthouse beach.
Frisco: You can find beach access with bathhouse on the left-hand side between Frisco & Hatteras. This access has bathrooms, restrooms, water fountains, showers, and lifeguards.

Lifeguards are on duty seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

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Where can I get breakfast?

These some of the best breakfast spots in town to dine!

-Uglie Mugs Coffee Shop

-Muffins and Scones

-Duck Donuts

Where can I eat for lunch or dinner?

The restaurants in Avon NC will give you a delicious taste of Outer Banks eating! Places like Gidgets Pizza and Pasta, Nino's Pizza, Bros Sandwich Shack, Oceanas Bistro, La fagotas, Dick's Seafood, The Mad Crabber, Subway, Po House and Burger Burger

Things to Do

Avon Fishing Pier - The Avon Fishing Pier is the place to enjoy a great view of the Atlantic and catch some great fish

Studio 12 has fun classes, where you can make jewelry, paint and more

Kinnakeet Clay: Reserve a class today!

Windsurfing - Avon is one of the best places in the nation to windsurf

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More about Avon

The beaches here are perhaps the nicest on Hatteras Island. Most oceanfront cottages are either on or very close to the dunes, providing beach views and short walks to the water. Bring your bikes (or rent them from places like Ocean Atlantic Rentals or Island Cycles). You can bike the entire village in minimal time on Highway 12. Browse or take a class at Studio 12 while you're there, too! For world-renowned windsurfing, Canadian Hole is only two minutes south of Avon. Bring your boards or come to watch the thrill and beauty of hundreds of windsurfers shredding the wind.