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Taking To The Trails With RJ & Liz | Cape Hatteras

It was the second week of our dog Cruze's trip to the Outer Banks. The first week had been spent in Kill Devil Hills.

Cruze enjoying the Buxton's Townhouse

We were now in Hatteras, North Carolina, or as I like to call it, "the end of the world." We used VBRO, which stands for Vacation Rentals by Owner. You can find many accommodations that are dog friendly on the site. Dog-friendly means these places are so minimal the owners are not worried about you damaging anything.

Liz at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The name of our beach townhouse was Yellowfin. There were 20 or so townhouses in the complex, all named after types of fish. They were two bedrooms and two baths with living rooms and were located about a block from the beach and the Hatteras lighthouse. Every day we would start our day or end it with a beach walk with Cruze.

Liz and Cruze on Buxton Beach

Buxton Beach walk

I was surprised to see homes literally falling into the ocean in Hatteras. How that happened, I'm not sure, but that must be heartbreaking to see your beach home get swallowed by the sea. We spoke to several of the locals, and it has been a problem all over this part of the island.

RJ and Cruze out for a walk

Places to Eat:

Buxton Munch:

Nice quiet place, good food.

Address: 47359 Highway 12, Osprey Shopping Center

Phone: 252-995-5502


Lighthouse Sports Bar: Conners Supermarket:

Skip this place, Good variety,

even the snacks are bad. prices are fair considering

how far away it is from the mainland

Bros Sandwich Shop

Address: 41934 North Carolina Hwy 12, Avon, NC

Phone:(252) 995-9595

Tavern on 12:

Our favorite place in Hatteras. Good steaks, atmosphere and music.

Address: 53060 NC-12 Frisco

Phone: 252-986-5368

Kat’s Deli:

Nice quick sandwich place.

Address: 56910 NC-12 Suite A, Hatteras, NC, 27943

Phone: 252-986-2000

Website: Kat's Deli


Diamond Shoals Restaurant

Address: 46843 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, NC 27953

Phone: (252) 995-5217

Angelo's Pizza

Pizza, sandwiches and arcade games.

Address: 46903 NC 12, Buxton

Phone: 252-995-6364

Website: Angelo's Pizza

Cockeyed Clam Restaurant

Nice family restaurant, filled with locals (that tells you a lot).

Address: 47048 NC 12, Buxton, NC

Phone: 252-986-5488

Liz and RJ fancy dinner

Café Pamlico in Inn on Pamlico Sound

“Fine Dining” they say; I say a nice view, and the food was just ok.

Address: 49684 NC 12, Buxton

Phone: 252-995-4500 .

Website: Café Pamlico

Things To Do:

WW2 British Sailor Cemetery Not where you would expect to see a couple of British sailors buried, but we appreciate their service to protect our country.

Liz and Cruze at the Lighthouse

The benefit of a trip to a remote location makes it a bit tough to find military lodging nearby. The closest accommodation is about 2 hours north: Elisabeth City Coast Guard Recreation. The facility offers nine cabins from three bedrooms-two baths to one bedroom, and fourteen RV spots with full hook-up. Dogs are not permitted in the cabins. Leashed pets are allowed on the campsite.

Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City also offers an Exchange, picnic area, and a playground.

Reservation Information:

Address: MWR Office, Bldg. 5

Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City, NC 27909-5000

Phone: (252) 335-6482

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