Buxton is the highest point on Hatteras Island and home to the tallest lighthouse in the nation. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, known for its distinctive “barber pole” paint job was originally erected in 1797 as a beacon of light to help passing ships navigate the dangerous shoals as they passed along the coast. Tours are available to climb the historic Lighthouse beginning on the third Friday in April through Columbus Day. Full Moon tours are also available May through September.

The largest maritime forest in North Carolina can also be found here. Lots of live oak and cedar trees grow in the Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve.  Spend some time walking along the Buxton Woods Nature Trail, or go and watch the kite boarders and windsurfers along the sound on the western edge of Highway 12 just North of Buxton. Although Resort Realty doesn’t feature any properties in Buxton right now, it’s a great place to visit and staying in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Frisco, or Hatteras Village ensures an easy drive to discover this amazing Hatteras Island town.

Please note, the town of Buxton is expected to start beach restoration over the summer of 2022.

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Located in Buxton, on Hatteras island, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is perhaps our nation’s most recognized lighthouse. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was built in 1870 and is America’s tallest lighthouse at 208 feet high. 248 steep iron stairs take you to the top of the tower where the panoramic views are astounding. The flashing light is visible for 20 miles on a clear...
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Markee Fuller Photos

Markee Fuller is a lifetime Outer Banks native with an eye for genuine moments and specializes in family, couple, engagement, and maternity photography. There's a time and a place for posing and Markee believes that's at the beginning of your Outer Banks photography session, the rest? Pure moments between you and your loved ones. Instagram: @markeefullerphotos
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Sandbar And Grille

The Sandbar restaurant has a whole level devoted to its game room. You'll find a pool table, classic video games, pinball machines and a jukebox. Parents get to enjoy a quiet meal in the restaurants with an awesome sound view while the kids play in the game room.
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The Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe

The Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe is an infamous bakery in Buxton, NC. Known for the "Apple Ugly" fritters, tourists and locals alike can't get enough of their delicious treats and coffee.
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