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The dogs loved romping in the water cooling off from the hot sun.They enjoyed playing with their... read more

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Monterville, West Virginia
Perfect for young and old swimmers

We stopped at this day use area looking for a safe for our 4year old grandson to play in, and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“wind surfers”(7 reviews)
“kite surfing”(8 reviews)
“sound side”(8 reviews)
Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for windsurfing.
Hwy 12 S, Between Avon and Buxton, Soundside, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed yesterday

The dogs loved romping in the water cooling off from the hot sun.They enjoyed playing with their ball and frisbee in the water. We enjoyed playing with them and taking pictures.

Thank dmrshiloh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this day use area looking for a safe for our 4year old grandson to play in, and we were not disappointed. The water was calm and shallow enough for my grandson to feel comfortable. We also found some beautiful shells, although most...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is a major windsurfing and kiteboarding spot which usually has a solid steady wind and a large population of dedicated and athletic folks. Also along the soundside, one can go swimming in calmer - and warmer - water than the ocean surf, which can...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We love visiting the Canadian Hole we come to Avon, NC. It is the perfect place to kayak, paddle board, swim and watch the wind surfers.

Thank happy2walk
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Canadian Hole is a pretty nice place to Windsurf and I good spot to take your young kids to the Pamlico Sound.

Thank starwarsf2018
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I love the ocean but it’s nice to spend at least one beach day here. The water is so warm and calm. You don’t have to worry about rip tides and you can walk or swim out extremely far and it’s still shallow. They offer...More

Thank deebug2470
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Great spot to go with your dog to swim. Water is very calm and warm. It’s very shallow and easy swim for small dogs in particular. If you don’t have an off road vehicle you will need to park near the road and walk. One...More

Thank razayes
Reviewed 29 June 2018

A bit of a hidden gem, between Avon and Buxton. Wade out into the gentle sound and enjoy schools of minnow weaving between your feet as you shell, grab some wind and kite surf, kayak...perfect spot!

Thank bdawg5000
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is a great spot on the Sound, semi-improved and a location where kids can wade hundreds of feet out looking at crabs, fish, etc. My grandchildren d we adults kayaked here played in the water and met some folks from French-Canada who were really...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My kids have always enjoyed swimming at Canadian Hole. Of course we love the ocean waves, but taking the kids to Canadian Hole on the sound side of Hatteras Island is great was to get them to enjoy the salty water without the fear of...More

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Response from dhc01 | Reviewed this property |
You can rent different water sports items from Ocean Atlantic Rentals in Avon, right up the road. I believe single kayaks rent for the week starting at $69.