Buxton is home to the world-famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest brick lighthouse in the U.S. (and second-tallest in the world) and the actual point of land known as Cape Hatteras. The home also to the Buxton Woods Reserve, which is inside the largest remaining contiguous tract of maritime evergreen forest on the Atlantic coast, Buxton offers a unique combination of sand and greenery not seen on other parts of the island. Surfers love the jetties at the old lighthouse beach, and grocery shoppers with inclinations toward natural and organic goods will love shopping at the family-owned Conner's Supermarket. To the north, you’ll find Rodanthe, Salvo, Waves, and Avon. To the south, you’ll find Frisco and Hatteras.