The town of Buxton near Hatteras Island on the OBX is home to the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse which is the tallest operational brick lighthouse in North America, sitting at over 200 feet tall. The lighthouse is open to the public and features a Visitors Center and nature trail. The 3,000-acre Buxton Woods is a maritime forest and is perfect for a relaxing hike beneath the canopy of towering oaks.
Buxton is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Browse our curated selection of Buxton, NC vacation rentals below and book direct for best prices. Be sure to browse our full inventory of Hatteras Island vacation rentals for additional options in Avon, Frisco, Wave and other communities close by. There are a variety of things to do in Buxton ride a horse along the beach, visit the skatepark, or fish off Cape Point. For world-renowned windsurfing, the Haulover area (locally known as Canadian Hole) is a hidden gem between Avon and Buxton. Bring your boards or come to watch hundreds of windsurfers gliding across the Pamlico Sound. Plan your vacation using our Buxton, NC vacation guide today!