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Popular amenities for Avon vacation rentals

Stay near Avon's top sights

Avon Fishing Pier41 locals recommend
The Froggy Dog12 locals recommend
Food Lion40 locals recommend
Bros Sandwich Shack24 locals recommend
Oceana's Bistro27 locals recommend
Nino's Pizza14 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Avon

  • Total rentals

    400 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $80 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    9.2K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    360 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    170 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    280 properties have a pool

Your guide to Avon

Welcome to Avon

A dreamy seaside village ensconced on a sandy barrier island within North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Avon is beloved for its tranquil beaches, historic fishing pier, and laid-back lifestyle. The small town is also the epicenter of Hatteras Island and bookended by Cape Hatteras National Seashore, placing it close to the park’s top-notch surf-fishing, windsurfing, crabbing, shell collecting, and lighthouse-hopping experiences. Wildlife (particularly birdlife) abounds along this coastline, with oystercatchers wading in the lagoons, loggerhead turtles kicking up sand, and bottlenose dolphins gliding through the sea.

Fewer than 1,000 people live in Avon full-time, and you may notice that they tend to refer to the place as “Kinnakeet.” That’s a reference to the Algonquin people who inhabited the area centuries ago, before European fishermen and lumber farmers arrived. Some of the architecture dates back to Victorian times, with cottage foundations built from wood reclaimed from shipwrecks. Local amenities include a grocery store, tasty seafood restaurants, gift shops, and mini-golf.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Avon

With 210 sunny days a year, Avon weather is lovely and temperate year-round: the blazing sun keeps things from getting too chilly, while cool breezes off the water keep it from getting too hot. The wind picks up considerably in the fall, luring kiteboarders and windsurfers, and winters cool off just a bit, which results in a drop in visitors and the closures of some businesses. Summertime is the busiest season for rentals in Avon, with the warmest weather lasting from May through October, but beach activities are suitable year-round. Seasonal events of note include an Independence Day fireworks display, surf-fishing tournaments in the fall and spring, and a summertime concert series at the Koru Beach Klub.

Top things to do in Avon

Avon Fishing Pier

One of the last wooden piers remaining in North Carolina is a significant draw to Avon, as its thick planks jut hundreds of feet into the ocean. Go for a stroll on it, or try your luck at casting a reel into the surf. Fun fact: a world record-breaking channel bass (94 pounds!) was caught off this pier in 1984.

Kinnakeet Village

On Avon’s south side, this adorable village is defined by its thriving coastal gardens and domiciles constructed from salvaged shipwreck planks dragged hundreds of yards from the beach. The oldest residences date back to the Victorian era.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

As the first-ever national seashore in the United States, these 70 miles of coastline were set aside for protection due to their enchanting beauty and abundant wildlife, and no visit to the Outer Banks is complete without them. Seven villages dot the park, which runs between Oregon Inlet and Ocracoke Inlet, and this is where you’ll find the region’s best birdwatching, shelling, fishing, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, crabbing, swimming, and stargazing.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Avon?

    Avon experiences a temperate maritime climate. Summer temperatures often reach 85°F (29°C), perfect for beach activities. Winters are milder with temperatures typically around 50°F (10°C), and the area rarely sees snow, making it a pleasant year-round destination.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Avon?

    In Avon, visitors frequently enjoy outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, paddleboarding, or fishing at the Avon Fishing Pier. History enthusiasts often explore the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. The area is also popular for beachcombing or simply relaxing by the ocean.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Avon?

    The most frequented time to visit Avon is from June to August, when temperatures are warm and conditions are ideal for beach activities. During this time, the annual Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge is a popular event.

  • What are the best places to stay in Avon?

    Kinnakeet Shores is a favored residential area, known for its vacation homes and proximity to the beach. Island Creek is another popular neighborhood, offering peaceful surroundings and easy access to local amenities.

  • What are the best places to visit in Avon?

    Popular places within Avon include the Avon Fishing Pier, known for stunning ocean views, and the Kinnakeet Village, a historic area with charming homes. The Studio 12 art gallery and the Spa Koru, a wellness center, are also frequently visited.

  • What are some hiking trails in Avon?

    While Avon is not widely known for hiking, the nearby Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve, about 9 miles (14.5 km) south, has some lovely trails. You can also explore the Pamlico Sound waterfront.

  • What are some family activities to do in Avon?

    Families often enjoy spending time at the Avon Fishing Pier, visiting the Studio 12 for an art class, or relaxing at the Spa Koru. The area also has several family-friendly beaches ideal for building sandcastles, beachcombing, or kite flying.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Avon?

    Day trips from Avon often include a visit to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, about 9 miles (14.5 km) away, or the scenic Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, roughly 30 miles (48 km) north. Another option is exploring the historic town of Manteo, approximately 47 miles (75 km) north.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Avon?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Avon. Choose from more than 170 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Avon?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 280 vacation rentals in Avon featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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