The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, with its black and white candy-cane stripes, is one of the most famous and recognizable lighthouses in the world. Protecting one of the most treacherous stretches of the Outer Banks, with a beam of light that spans 20 miles into the ocean, the lighthouse is also the world's tallest brick lighthouse at a staggering 208' ft. tall.
Askins Creek Store is the southernmost business in Avon and known by the locals as the BP as in the oil company! Called a well-kept secret, the year-round shop is the stop for purchasing souvenirs that are called a step-up from the usual. You can purchase gifts, souvenirs, and fine beach shirts, sweatshirts and shoes. They offer exclusive S-Turns, Canadian Hole, Kite Point, Kinnakeet, and Reel Point merchandise. Has shopping worked up your appetite? Look no further. Askins Creek has warm breakfast sandwiches and a lunch deli. They also offer a great selection of fine wines and beer.
Askins not only is a hub for food, dress and gifts, they also supply fishing licenses, and bait and tackle. Feeling lucky? Pick up a NC Lotto ticket here. Askins also is an agent for MoneyGram services.
Fuel up your vehicle with BP products while you are here. And you might as well use the car wash and get some of the sand off your vehicle at their onsite car wash! It’s automatic, too!
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