The widest part of Hatteras Island is home to the town of Buxton. Considered the “center” of the island by both residents and visitors, take some time out of your vacation to head into Buxton for the shops and restaurants and friendly atmosphere. Buxton is home to the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, complete with visitor center and small museum just nearby. You can also take a walk on the Buxton Woods nature trail, an eco-friendly walk through the natural landscape marked by signs explaining the beauty of the island forest. For water-lovers, head out to “Cape Point,” the portion of Hatteras Island that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. Home to great beaches, Cape Point is the most popular spot on the island for catching fish from the surf, and also a popular surfing destination, hosting a yearly surfing competition near the Lighthouse. So consider buying Buxton NC real estate, bring your board and your pole, and get ready for the time of your life.