Guidebook for Buxton

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Guidebook for Buxton

Food Scene

Orange Blossom has the best coffee and donuts on the island. You have to try at least one "Apple Ugly". It is the biggest and baddest donut ever. They also have really good organic coffee.
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Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe
47206 North Carolina 12
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Orange Blossom has the best coffee and donuts on the island. You have to try at least one "Apple Ugly". It is the biggest and baddest donut ever. They also have really good organic coffee.
Looking for a night out for local seafood or sushi? Diamond Shoals is about 2mins from Kite Point Cottage.
Diamond Shoals Drive
Looking for a night out for local seafood or sushi? Diamond Shoals is about 2mins from Kite Point Cottage.
One of my best friends owns this restaurant and his seafood cuisine is some of the best on the island. All local caught seafood and grass raised beef.
Rusty's Surf & Turf
47355 NC-12
One of my best friends owns this restaurant and his seafood cuisine is some of the best on the island. All local caught seafood and grass raised beef.
A high end seafood experience. For those looking to have a five star dinner out on the island. 15mins from our house. South in Hatteras.
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Dinky's Waterfront Restaurant
57980 North Carolina 12
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A high end seafood experience. For those looking to have a five star dinner out on the island. 15mins from our house. South in Hatteras.
Looking for Pizza? Gameroom with pool tables. Shoot some pool and have a beer with your pizza. 2mins drive from our house north on Hwy 12 on the right. Cant miss it.
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Angelo's Pizza
46903 North Carolina 12
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Looking for Pizza? Gameroom with pool tables. Shoot some pool and have a beer with your pizza. 2mins drive from our house north on Hwy 12 on the right. Cant miss it.
Best mexican food on the island. Check out LaFogata in Avon. 10mins North on Hwy 12 in the Foodlion plaza.
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La Fogata Restaurant
41934 NC-12
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Best mexican food on the island. Check out LaFogata in Avon. 10mins North on Hwy 12 in the Foodlion plaza.
BEST BURGER on the beach. - Bros is owned by two brothers from Texas who just moved here. They have great food and personalities to match! - Highly recommended. Located next to Foodlion in Avon.
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Bros Sandwich Shack
41934 NC-12
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BEST BURGER on the beach. - Bros is owned by two brothers from Texas who just moved here. They have great food and personalities to match! - Highly recommended. Located next to Foodlion in Avon.
Looking for local fresh Atlantic Sushi? The owner Keith gets everything local and has lived here most of his life. Belly up to the sushi bar and have a few rolls.
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Diamond Shoals Restaurant and Seafood Market
46843 North Carolina 12
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Looking for local fresh Atlantic Sushi? The owner Keith gets everything local and has lived here most of his life. Belly up to the sushi bar and have a few rolls.
Owned and operated by a friend of mine. She makes the best sandwiches on the island. Get anything from fresh Grouper, Chicken, Tuna, or Mahi Mahi sandwiches. 10mins south on Hwy 12.
Frisco Sandwich Co
53674 NC-12
Owned and operated by a friend of mine. She makes the best sandwiches on the island. Get anything from fresh Grouper, Chicken, Tuna, or Mahi Mahi sandwiches. 10mins south on Hwy 12.
Best Seafood in Hatteras. Family owned by a friend of mine. Best place for fried shrimp, oysters, or captains platter. Don't forget iced tea and hush puppies!
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Sonny's Waterfront Restaurant
57947 NC-12
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Best Seafood in Hatteras. Family owned by a friend of mine. Best place for fried shrimp, oysters, or captains platter. Don't forget iced tea and hush puppies!
Want Pizza? Family owned right in Buxton. Delivery optional. Call: (252) 995-0060
Papa Nino's Pizza
47365 NC-12
Want Pizza? Family owned right in Buxton. Delivery optional. Call: (252) 995-0060
Wacky pschedelic 60s 70s decor. Home of the best wraps, sandwiches. Great place for a quick lunch.
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Buxton Munch Co
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Wacky pschedelic 60s 70s decor. Home of the best wraps, sandwiches. Great place for a quick lunch.

Essentials

Closest groceries Kite Point Cottage. If you want something quick for dinner or need some sugar. Conners is the place to shop. No need to go to Foodlin in Avon. Local owned. Decent organic section.
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Conner's Supermarket
47468 North Carolina 12
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Closest groceries Kite Point Cottage. If you want something quick for dinner or need some sugar. Conners is the place to shop. No need to go to Foodlin in Avon. Local owned. Decent organic section.

Shopping

Best Surf Shop on the Island. Scott Busbey has been shaping boards for over 30 years. Check them out: www.surfintheeye.com
Natural Art Surf Shop
47331 North Carolina 12
Best Surf Shop on the Island. Scott Busbey has been shaping boards for over 30 years. Check them out: www.surfintheeye.com
Red Drum Tackle is world famous for gearing up beach fishermen for a day of fishing. Nothing beats these guys knowledge about what is catching and what to use for bait.
Red Drum Tackle Shop Inc
46813 North Carolina 12
Red Drum Tackle is world famous for gearing up beach fishermen for a day of fishing. Nothing beats these guys knowledge about what is catching and what to use for bait.
If you are looking for a cozy book shop to find a nice book while on your vacation. Buxton Village books is owned by Gigi. You will find this a pleasant visit!
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Buxton Village Books
47918 North Carolina 12
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If you are looking for a cozy book shop to find a nice book while on your vacation. Buxton Village books is owned by Gigi. You will find this a pleasant visit!
Wilderness outfitter store with everything from tackle, groceries, gas, and local t-shirts. Family owned. 13 mins south on Hwy 12.
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Frisco Rod & Gun
53610 NC-12
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Wilderness outfitter store with everything from tackle, groceries, gas, and local t-shirts. Family owned. 13 mins south on Hwy 12.
Chain store with very cheap beach gear.
Super Wings
46898 North Carolina 12
Chain store with very cheap beach gear.
TOYS! - Owned by a friend of mine Julia. She has a wonderful collection of toys here. Thomas the Train, john deere, tonka, and even a huge candy collection. 2mins from the house in Buxton.
Hatteras Island Toy Store
46928 NC-12
TOYS! - Owned by a friend of mine Julia. She has a wonderful collection of toys here. Thomas the Train, john deere, tonka, and even a huge candy collection. 2mins from the house in Buxton.
Local Family owned surf shop with everything from windsurfing gear to kiteboarding gear.
Fox Watersports
47108 NC-12
Local Family owned surf shop with everything from windsurfing gear to kiteboarding gear.

Everything Else

Need to send a postcard home? The post office is a 5min bike ride from Kite Point Cottage.
United States Postal Service
48042 North Carolina 12
Need to send a postcard home? The post office is a 5min bike ride from Kite Point Cottage.
Want to buy Liquor? You have to buy it at an ABC Store in NC. Liquor is state regulated. Ask for Melodi and tell her JD sent you. No discounts but a great smile!
Dare County ABC Stores
47355 North Carolina 12
Want to buy Liquor? You have to buy it at an ABC Store in NC. Liquor is state regulated. Ask for Melodi and tell her JD sent you. No discounts but a great smile!
Great place to rent bikes, strollers, beach chairs, paddle boards, kayaks, umbrellas, and get sunscreen!
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Ocean Atlantic Rentals on Hatteras Island
40809 NC-12
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Great place to rent bikes, strollers, beach chairs, paddle boards, kayaks, umbrellas, and get sunscreen!
Save a little money on groceries. The only national grocery chain on the island. 10mins from our front door north on Hwy 12. Stop on your way down Hwy 12.
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Food Lion
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Save a little money on groceries. The only national grocery chain on the island. 10mins from our front door north on Hwy 12. Stop on your way down Hwy 12.
Need beach chairs, sunscreen, or beach toys?
Ace Hardware
42000 NC-12
Need beach chairs, sunscreen, or beach toys?
Need cash? PNC Bank is at the end of our street. 1 min away.
PNC Bank
47013 NC-12
Need cash? PNC Bank is at the end of our street. 1 min away.
Cheapest gas on the island here. Located in Buxton across from Angelos on the left.
Shell
46898 NC-12
Cheapest gas on the island here. Located in Buxton across from Angelos on the left.
Do you do Yoga? Or want to pamper yourself? Ska Koru has massage, yoga class, full gym, and other therapeutic items on their menu. 13mins from the house.
Spa Koru
40920 NC-12
Do you do Yoga? Or want to pamper yourself? Ska Koru has massage, yoga class, full gym, and other therapeutic items on their menu. 13mins from the house.
Go fishing off the world famous Avon Pier. Blue fish, Red drum, shark, etc are caught off this pier.
Avon Fishing Pier
Go fishing off the world famous Avon Pier. Blue fish, Red drum, shark, etc are caught off this pier.
Don't miss the Lighthouse! Open during prime season. Pay the NPS to climb to the top and see the best view of the island possible. Bring your camera and walking shoes! Just a 2min drive. Free Parking.
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
46379 Lighthouse Road
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Don't miss the Lighthouse! Open during prime season. Pay the NPS to climb to the top and see the best view of the island possible. Bring your camera and walking shoes! Just a 2min drive. Free Parking.
Take the Hatteras Ferry south to Ocracoke for the day. Pack a lunch. You can rent bikes in the summer and ride around the small historic town of Ocracoke.
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Ocracoke Lighthouse
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Take the Hatteras Ferry south to Ocracoke for the day. Pack a lunch. You can rent bikes in the summer and ride around the small historic town of Ocracoke.
Stop by the museum after you visit the Lighthouse and learn the history of the local light keepers. Many of my family served as light keepers.
Museum of the Sea
Stop by the museum after you visit the Lighthouse and learn the history of the local light keepers. Many of my family served as light keepers.
Great collection of the island's best historic treasures from WWII relics to a reconstruction of the original Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Some lens are missing because people kept them in private!
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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
59200 Museum Drive
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Great collection of the island's best historic treasures from WWII relics to a reconstruction of the original Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Some lens are missing because people kept them in private!
Want to buy some seafood? Family owned and locally source seafood. 10mins south on Hwy 12 on the left.
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Buxton Seafood
49799 NC-12
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Want to buy some seafood? Family owned and locally source seafood. 10mins south on Hwy 12 on the left.
Another gas station in Buxton. Might be more expensive than the Shell.
Exxon
47237 NC-12
Another gas station in Buxton. Might be more expensive than the Shell.
Bank with ATM. Friends of mine work here say hello to the manager!
First South Bank
47560 NC-12
Bank with ATM. Friends of mine work here say hello to the manager!
Stop by and see the Body Island Lighthouse on the way down Hwy 12. It will be on the right as you drive down Hwy 12. If you drive over Bonner Bridge you just missed it!
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Bodie Island Lighthouse
8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse
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Stop by and see the Body Island Lighthouse on the way down Hwy 12. It will be on the right as you drive down Hwy 12. If you drive over Bonner Bridge you just missed it!
Closest spot to go kiteboarding. Free parking. Loads of kiters and windsurfers come here year round. Great place for sunset photos! 3mins north on Hwy 12 leaving Buxton.
Canadian Hole
Closest spot to go kiteboarding. Free parking. Loads of kiters and windsurfers come here year round. Great place for sunset photos! 3mins north on Hwy 12 leaving Buxton.
Want to ride some Go-Karts or play mini golf? Ice-cream and soda for the kids and big kids.
Frisco Mini Golf & Go Karts
47761 NC-12
Want to ride some Go-Karts or play mini golf? Ice-cream and soda for the kids and big kids.
Great place for seafood. 13mins north on Hwy 12.
Avon Seafood
40073 Harbor Rd
Great place for seafood. 13mins north on Hwy 12.
Stunning local artists sell their pottery, paintings, and sculpture here. Mostly island inspired works.
Indian Town Gallery
50840 NC-12
Stunning local artists sell their pottery, paintings, and sculpture here. Mostly island inspired works.
The only way to get to Ocracoke Island. We recommend this 25 min ferry ride. Drive further south to visit the town of Ocracoke for a day trip. Pick a nice sunny day to take this ferry ride. Runs 1/2hr
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Hatteras Ferry Terminal
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The only way to get to Ocracoke Island. We recommend this 25 min ferry ride. Drive further south to visit the town of Ocracoke for a day trip. Pick a nice sunny day to take this ferry ride. Runs 1/2hr

Drinks & Nightlife

Perfect for those looking for a dinner seafood joint, flatscreen tvs, sports bar.
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Pop's Raw Bar
48967 North Carolina 12
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Perfect for those looking for a dinner seafood joint, flatscreen tvs, sports bar.