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Canadian Hole

Hwy 12 S, Between Avon and Buxton, Soundside, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Now called The Haulover

This is a major windsurfing and kiteboarding spot which usually has a solid steady wind and a large... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
blueguyredcounty
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Morris County, NJ
Calm Waters and Fun Activities

We love visiting the Canadian Hole we come to Avon, NC. It is the perfect place to kayak, paddle... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
happy2walk
,
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for windsurfing.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“wind surfers” (7 reviews)
“kite surfing” (8 reviews)
“sound side” (8 reviews)
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Hwy 12 S, Between Avon and Buxton, Soundside, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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"sound side"
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"nice shallow"
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"stand up paddle boarding"
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"rip tides"
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"hatteras island"
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"lots of parking"
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"sand dunes"
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"clams"
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"fish"
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"windsurfers"
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"lazing"
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"kayak"
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"wade"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a major windsurfing and kiteboarding spot which usually has a solid steady wind and a large population of dedicated and athletic folks. Also along the soundside, one can go swimming in calmer - and warmer - water than the ocean surf, which can...More

Thank blueguyredcounty
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love visiting the Canadian Hole we come to Avon, NC. It is the perfect place to kayak, paddle board, swim and watch the wind surfers.

Thank happy2walk
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Canadian Hole is a pretty nice place to Windsurf and I good spot to take your young kids to the Pamlico Sound.

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

I love the ocean but it’s nice to spend at least one beach day here. The water is so warm and calm. You don’t have to worry about rip tides and you can walk or swim out extremely far and it’s still shallow. They offer...More

Thank deebug2470
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Great spot to go with your dog to swim. Water is very calm and warm. It’s very shallow and easy swim for small dogs in particular. If you don’t have an off road vehicle you will need to park near the road and walk. One...More

Thank razayes
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

A bit of a hidden gem, between Avon and Buxton. Wade out into the gentle sound and enjoy schools of minnow weaving between your feet as you shell, grab some wind and kite surf, kayak...perfect spot!

Thank bdawg5000
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

This is a great spot on the Sound, semi-improved and a location where kids can wade hundreds of feet out looking at crabs, fish, etc. My grandchildren d we adults kayaked here played in the water and met some folks from French-Canada who were really...More

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

My kids have always enjoyed swimming at Canadian Hole. Of course we love the ocean waves, but taking the kids to Canadian Hole on the sound side of Hatteras Island is great was to get them to enjoy the salty water without the fear of...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great spot on the sound for watersports and/or families with small kids. The outdoor toilets and showers are very handy for families and everyone. Nice walkway so you don't have to trudge far through sand dunes.

Thank MountainSunSea
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Water is shallow, warmer, and not as rough as the ocean. A little crowded, but good place to take the little ones for a swim and splash in the water on a hot day.

1  Thank James N
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santhoshgeorge
June 16, 2017|
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Response from dhc01 | Reviewed this property |
You can rent different water sports items from Ocean Atlantic Rentals in Avon, right up the road. I believe single kayaks rent for the week starting at $69.
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