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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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Welcome To Beautiful Avon, NC

Avon, NC is a popular Outer Banks tourism vacation destination with lots of serenity to offer our visitors. Our unique village of Avon has only two traffic lights! Hatteras Island as well as Avon has lots of vacation rental homes that are right on the ocean front. Avon also has plenty of "off the beach" rental vacation homes that have easy beach access within walking distance. Hatteras Island and Avon offer visitors many different businesses with tourism in mind like motels, B&B's, restaurants, markets, tackle shops, hardware stores, beach rental supply stores, marine and automotive and much more.

Avon's year round population as of 2010 was listed at 760. Air quality is rated 72 out of a perfect 100 and water quality was rated 90 out of a perfect 100 when compared to the national averages. Avon averages 210 sunny days a year. The average elevation is 7 feet above sea level and is located on Hatteras Island within Dare County. For more details check out this link to Wikipedia's ongoing online reference page.

Avon Village is located on the southern third of Hatteras Island and is within approximately one hour's driving time of Nags Head and its many tourism shops. There is ocean beach access on one side and Pamlico Sound waterfront access on the other. With all the many tourism accommodations visitors feel both away from the mainstream but never inconveniently.


  • Aerial view of the south end of Avon on the Outer Banks
  • People riding horses on an Avon NC beach.
  • Horseshoe Crab on an Avon beach.
  • Several Sandpipers feeding on an Avon beach.
  • Dozens of assorted shells washed up on an Avon beach.
  • Two surfers about to enter the surf on an Avon NC beach.
  • Beach toys sitting in the sand on an Avon beach.

Avon Beach Activities

Whether you choose to walk to the beach or drive on these sand beaches with your four wheel drive vehicles, there are plenty of activities available for you and the entire family on our beaches. Just as a reminder, Cape Hatteras is a National Seashore and is supervised and regulated by the National Park Service. . Avon beach activities include beach walking, kite flying, shelling, picnicking, sand art, relaxing, beach fires, ORVs and more. For information about the necessary permits and reservations for beach fires, ORV access, and special use (weddings, fishing tournaments, commercial fishing, bike tours, marathons, car rallies etc. please visit the NPS website page about Permits and Reservations.


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