Destination guide

Buxton is a beguiling seaside getaway

Running along the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks is a chain of blissfully unspoilt barrier islands, which entices visitors from far and wide with a winning combination of expansive sandy beaches, world-class water sports, and a tranquil pace of life. Buxton is the bustling epicenter of Hatteras Island, and an ideal base from which to explore the Banks. There's an abundance of alluring Buxton vacation rentals to choose from, many of which boast enviable waterfront locations. Find yourself a home-away-from-home to suit your needs, and look forward to lazy days filled with sunshine, sand and surf.


World-class water sports and heavenly hikes

Buxton's breezy seafront and crashing waves offer optimum conditions for adrenalin-pumping sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding. Nearby Old Lighthouse Beach is a hotspot for novice body boarders and expert surfers alike, and surf fishing is another extremely popular local pastime. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on dry land, the town is surrounded by spectacular hiking trails, many of which pass through the dense, lush Buxton Woods. If you need a break from the sun, Hatteras Island is also a shopper's paradise, with all manner of chic fashion boutiques, hip surf shops, and artisan food stores to peruse.


Long, hot summers in Buxton

Buxton enjoys a subtropical climate. Summers are long, hot and sunny, with the occasional downpour to alleviate humidity. As you might expect, Buxton vacation rentals are in particularly high demand between June and August, so early booking is a good idea if you're planning a peak season break. It's also worth bearing in mind that North Carolina is sometimes affected by hurricanes and tropical storms. The shoulder months of May and September offer pleasantly warm temperatures, and fewer out-of-towners, so these are great times to visit. Winters are short and mild, with night-time lows generally comfortably above freezing.

Natural features

Sea turtles and beautiful birds in Buxton

Buxton is surrounded by a thrillingly diverse ecosystem. Take a leisurely stroll out of town and you may encounter undulating sand dunes, verdant forests, and saltwater marshes. In the warmer months, you might be lucky enough to spot majestic sea turtles sunning themselves on the shore, whilst adorable seals often show up on the beach during winter, to take momentary respite from the cool ocean. Birdwatchers should keep an eye out for nesting water birds like gull-billed terns and black skimmers, and shorebirds like the American oystercatcher.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Buxton?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Buxton:

  • Kinnakeet Shores: 233 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Isle Estates: 264 vacation rentals
  • Koru Village: 218 vacation rentals
  • Indiantown Shores: 68 vacation rentals
  • Brigands Bay: 51 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Buxton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Buxton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: 1,092 vacation rentals
  • Avon Fishing Pier: 1,680 vacation rentals
  • Salvo Beach: 1,275 vacation rentals
  • Hatteras Village Welcome Center: 1,390 vacation rentals
  • Frisco Mini Golf and Go Karts: 1,092 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Buxton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Buxton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 944 Houses in Buxton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Buxton include:

  • Cottages: 50 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 50 rentals available
  • Cabins: 50 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Buxton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 508 vacation rentals with pool available in Buxton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.