It’s not just surfers and anglers you’ll spot around Buxton and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Immediately north of town the Haulover Day Use Area (so called because the Island is narrow here and it’s relatively easy to haul a boat over the dunes from the Sound to the ocean and vice versa) sees a lot of kitesurfing traffic. On a good day you’ll see dozens of kiteboarders here, skimming along the Sound as the steady wind fills their parachute-like kites overhead. Access to the Pamlico Sound is easy here, and occasionally you find kayakers, windsurfers or standup paddleboarders heading to the water here too.
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