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Celebrate Nature at the Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve!

03/26/2024 | by Joseph Mitchell | Uncategorized

An hour’s journey from the historic town of Manteo, nestled in the heart of the Outer Banks, lies the Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve. This ecological treasure trove is just waiting to be explored. See what you can experience right here. For even more ideas for the perfect Outer Banks vacation, be sure to download our Vacation Guide! Inside, you’ll find all of the top activities to enjoy.

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Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve

A Mission of Conservation

The Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve‘s mission is to protect and manage the environment around the Outer Banks. Here, maritime forests, high dunes, and marshlands provide a sanctuary for native plants and animals. Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve’s goal is to safeguard these unique ecosystems only found in this part of North Carolina for years to come.

A Hiker’s HavenHiking

Retreat into nature on a hike through the reserve. There’s a network of hiking trails for you to wander through. As you stroll along, the scent of bayberry and pine fills the air, and the call of the island’s birdlife plays the soundtrack of your exploration.

Planning Your Visit

The reserve is easily accessible, with just a short drive from Manteo. Parking and marked trailheads are evident. Depending on your unique needs, you can choose a stroll or a more challenging hike when you get here.

A Place of Learning and LegacyBuccaneer Village 122

Coming to the Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve reminds us of our responsibility to protect nature. You’re invited to explore this serene landscape and understand why it’s a cornerstone of the Outer Banks’ natural heritage. Pirate’s Cove would be happy to host you on your visit here. Reach out today to reserve your stay. Browse our rental properties and find the perfect retreat for you! Whether you’re looking for rentals in Manteo, pet-friendly accommodations, or long-term rentals, we have the ideal rental for you!

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