Seriously, if you’ve been looking for a place where you can take long beach walks without crowds, where you can park your beach chair without interruptions, where your children can run and play, a place where you can breath fresh clean air…. Avon Village, in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is your spot. With more than 70 miles of beach, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a dream destination for beach goers looking to get away from it all and tune into nature.
Most of us know by now that Avon is a watersport meca full of opportunities for surfing, kiteboarding, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking, boogie boarding, wakeboarding, you name it. Thus, if you’re a water sport enthusiast, or you'd like to be, Avon is your heaven on earth for enjoying the surf and sun! Avon is also home to experienced surfing and kiteboarding instructors who can help you get up and riding in no time. Also we cannot forget about the amazing staff at the Avon Pier will get you all rigged up for a day of fishing. There are endless ways to enjoy Avon’s waters!
Avon is the home of the Beach Klub at Koru Village, where national touring bands take the stage every Thursday night in the summer to delight crowds with a variety of musical talent. Trust us, everyone is up and dancing! This family-friendly venue is the perfect opportunity to treat the family to a night out, and make memories that will last a lifetime. For the dinner music scene, Pangea Tavern hosts local artists to serenade you with their melodies throughout the week in their Beer Garden during the Summertime. Looking for a night out with just the adults? Turner’s High Moon Bar hosts artists throughout the week, so the adults in your group can get out and have a good time!
Avon is home to some of Hatteras Island’s best restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a culinary experience filled with Hatteras Island favorites, your morning coffee, a quick burger on your way to the beach, ice cream on a hot summer’s day, or late night bites, Avon has you covered. Our personal favorite for your family dinner is Pangea Tavern where there is something for everyone! With 15 NC microbrews on tap, a menu that covers everyone’s tastes, daily specials, and weekly live music in the summer, and a playground for the kids… you can’t go wrong.
Talk about the ultimate transportation freedom when bringing the whole family on vacation… being able to walk or bike pretty much anywhere in town! You all drove to Avon in one car together but your wife wants to get a spa service at Spa Koru, you want to sip a beer at Pangea Tavern, and the teens fish want to fish on Avon Pier…. No problem! Everything is within walking or biking distance, and everyone is happy to do what they want to do. Afterall, the key to a successful family vacation and bonding is making special memories together while having enough individual time so you don’t drive each other crazy! : )
If this list hasn’t yet sold you on why you should add Avon, NC to your “must visit” list, then keep reading the blog for even more inspiration. As always Spiral Up friends, we love y’all!