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Top Attractions in Buxton

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  • Binghamtonians
    Newport, RI8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic state park. We highly recommend visiting. We were off season when we went exploring to the southern most part of the OBX.
    If visiting in summer, grab water, sunblock, hat and flip flops. Explore the beautiful beach, go shelling, be mindful if swimming and only swim where there are lifeguards on duty. We saw many ocean rip currents and we both enjoy swimming however, we are forever mindful of our surroundings before we venture in for a dip.
    If you do not know what a rip current looks like, take the time, educate yourself and your party and ask a lifeguard on duty.
    The museum is tastefully done and the park ranger staff is excellent, professional and most informative. The history of the light house, its keepers and then the task of relocating is fascinating.
    We highly recommend venturing into the national park.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • SkiKCI
    Kansas9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach for little ones on days where the surf is too rough in the ocean to enjoy the water. Even on the windiest days it would be hard to call the waves here real waves. Restroom facilities on site are primitive but there are several outdoor sand showers to clean off before the car ride home.

    Great for kite surfing - wide open and expansive shallow flat are great for learning. It’s possible to walk 100 yards out into the water and be no deeper than knees-deep.

    Bring a kayak and get out into the deeper water for some mean trout fishing.
    Written 6 July 2023
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  • Jennifer D
    Fort Mill, SC1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are new owners so the reviews with the two ladies are no longer valid.
    Very nice people there and great seafood. Would definitely recommend when in Hatteras.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • ShirleyOT
    Collingwood, Canada96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An easy walk with interpretive signs beside the famous lighthouse.
    We found the explanations helpful and enjoyed the habitat variety.
    Written 9 November 2022
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  • Victoria B
    Raleigh, NC1,632 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great ice cream! In the middle of the summer, lines are out the door, you can't even park in the parking lot and the putt-putt course is full each night. Thankfully, we were here in April and it was quiet. We walked right in, got our ice cream and walked out to the putt-putt area to sit in the shade and eat. Owner is really nice and chatted with us for a bit! He suggested what I ordered (can't remember the name) something "local" like Blackbeard or Hatteras ice cream. It had pineapple and cherries in it, maybe? Anyway, it was delicious!
    Written 6 July 2022
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  • meme2six
    136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family loves Buxton Village Books. It is a tradition to visit this wonderul little bookstore while there on vacation. My grandchildren love to receive Gift Certificates to the bookstore in their Christmas stockings and bring them on vacation to use. If you love to read, visit this store - they have new, used, local authors and children's books.
    Written 5 August 2023
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  • cassie w
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the coolest places in Buxton! We make sure to grab a coffee here every visit. and always look forward to their fabulous creative concoctions. My daughter loves the popping boba teas. Everything I have had has been sooo good, everytime! The vibe is great and has funky art and jewelry throughout!
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Kariberri
    Cleveland, OH26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great local fish sandwiches with friendly service. Big selection on the menu and good prices. We eat lunch here every trip .
    Written 23 July 2023
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