Cape Pines Motel - 47497 Highway 12, Buxton, North Carolina, 27920


Area Sports & Activities


Kiteboarding: Using only the power of Mother Nature, launch some 30-foot jumps or just ride some waves to the sunset. Kite Point, the best sport for kiteboarding, is located 4 miles north of the Cape Pines Motel, between the villages of Buxton and Avon.


Sailing: The Outer Banks Community Sailing Program, located at the boat shop on the Mateo Waterfront, teaches basic, intermediate, and advanced sailing skills. For those looking for a chartered boat excursion, check out the marinas in Hatteras Village.

Ocean Scuba Diving

Diving: More than 1,500 ship wrecks line our seafloor, which is why the Outer Banks is known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." Charters, lessons & equipment, and rentals available in the area.


Biking: Whether you are a biking enthusiast, or just our for a leisurely ride, there are plenty of areas to explore including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, which is only 1 1/2 north/east of the Cape Pines Motel. Bicycle Rentals are available in Buxton and Avon.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding: Is available in Buxton with tours of the Buxton Woods Preserve and beautiful ocean beaches.


Birdwatching: Birdwatching, either onshore of offshore, is a popular activity on Hatteras Island. Offshore Pelagic Tours are available through Brian Patteson of Hatteras, NC.

Ocean Surfing

Ocean Surfing:  Hatteras Island is the premier destination for ocean surfing on the eastern seaboard.  Enjoy the challenge of the surf right at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse beach.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Hatteras Village

Enjoy the plunder from the shipwrecks of the Atlantic Ocean.  Diamond Shoals, a notorious area of sandbars in the Atlantic, is just off the coast of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.  The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is a must see!

The Lost Colony - outdoor play in Manteo

Enjoy a bit of local history with the spectacular Lost Colony play in historic downtown Manteo, just opposite the sound from Nags Head.  This seasonal outdoor play is enjoyed by kids as well as adults.