As the hub for Hatteras Island, Avon provides amenities that make it a good stopping place for visitors, with local attractions just close enough to be convenient.
- Cape Hatteras National Seashore: Spanning 70 miles of shoreline, the National Seashore is one of the largest preserved areas of the Outer Banks and offers beautiful views of undeveloped seashore.
- Pamlico Sound: The sound is a common sight from most places within the Outer Banks. Its beaches are especially popular with fans of windsurfing and kiteboarding.
- Canadian Hole: Although most popular with windsurfers, this small-town beach is nevertheless a relaxing stop for all visitors, who may enjoy searching for treasure or admiring the view.