Avon, North Carolina

The town of Avon was not always known by that name. The area first got a post office in 1883, when the village was called Kinnakeet - a name still used by some locals. It was then changed to Avon, yet it still keeps its history of boat building and lifesaving close. Years ago, much of the town was built up on the Sound side - or the western side - of the Island. This was a precautionary way of being protected during storms from off-shore winds. Dunes were built to help protect the area from the wind and storm-wash from storms. The area is much more developed on both sides now and because of the flat landscape, you can see from the Sound to the Ocean and vice versa from most locations. Canadian Hole is found just north of Avon and offers windsurfers and kiteboarders the best experience the sport has to offer.

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