Avon is just what you would dream a small beach town would be, quietly tucked between miles of protected seashore. Avon is known for uncrowded beaches, variety of water sport activities such as fishing, windsurfing, and kiteboarding. Avon, North Carolina is a popular destination for Outer Banks vacationers. This old Hatteras Island village only has two stop lights, yet it is considered by most to be the busiest of Hatteras Island’s towns. Avon is located 30 miles south of Oregon Inlet and about 20 miles north of Hatteras Inlet.
Avon has lots of vacation rental options, the following property management companies offer rentals in Avon, NC:
- Hatteras Lighthouse
- Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks of North Carolina ranks in Top 10 for following categories:
- beach conditions
- sand softness
- water and air temperature
- views and access
- red tide, algae, runoff
- wind speeds
- breaks in waves, rip currents
Many of these same businesses are family-owned and not chain franchises. Hatteras Island offers visitors many different tourism centered businesses like motels, B&B's, restaurants, local markets that offer fresh local seafood, tackle shops, beach supply stores, many close during the winter months and reopen in the Spring.
There are no hotels in Rodanthe or the larger settlement of Chicamacomico. There are, however, three inns or bed and breakfasts on the island of Hatteras where the village of Rodanthe is located. They are The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast, and the Seaside Inn. There are also numerous rental houses, both very large and small, as well as numerous campgrounds.
Campgrounds range from deluxe to rustic and include Camp Hatteras, Ocean Waves, Cape Hatteras KOA, and several small campgrounds catering to water sports enthusiasts. Water sports include fishing, kayaking (both ocean and sound-side), swimming, sailboarding and kiteboarding, among others.