Avon, NC is a popular Outer Banks vacation destination with lots of serenity to offer visitors. Our unique village has only two traffic lights. Avon has lots of vacation rental homes that are ocean front. There are also plenty of "off the beach" rental vacation homes with easy beach access. Hatteras Island offers visitors many different tourism centered businesses like motels, B&B's, restaurants. markets, tackle shops, hardware stores, beach supply stores, and much more.
Avon's (zip 27915) year round population is listed at 735. Air quality is rated 72 out of a perfect 100 and water quality was rated 90 out of a perfect 100 when compared to the national averages. Avon averages 210 sunny days a year. The average elevation is 7 feet above sea level. For more details check out this link to Wikipedia's ongoing online reference page.
Whether you choose to walk to the beach or drive on these sand beaches with your four wheel drive vehicles, there are plenty of activities available for you and the entire family on our beaches. Just as a reminder, Cape Hatteras is a National Seashore and is supervised and regulated by the National Park Service. Beach activities include beach walking, kite flying, shelling, picnicking, sand art, relaxing, beach fires, ORVs and more. For information about the necassary permits and reservations for beach fires, ORV access, and special use (weddings, fishing tournaments, commercial fishing, bike tours, marathons, car rallies etc. please visit the NPS website page for more information about these Permits and Reservations.
The National Park Service has instituted their new ORV Plan for Hatteras Island. This new plan includes a regulation requiring a special permit for driving on the beach on Hatteras Island. Visitors can order their ORV permits online or pick them up at Coquina Beach, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse or the Ocracoke Visitor Center. Two types of permits are available ($50 for 7 days or $120 for a full calendar year). You will also be required to watch a very informative seven minute video in order to get this permit and we highly recommend everyone watch this even if you have no plans to drive on the beach because it discusses things like dogs on the beach and fires, fireworks, kites, frisbees, balls, etc.