In the heart of Buxton, you'll find the old-school but newly updated Swell Motel. The location is prime, close to the sound, beach, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the Outer Banks' most epic surfing and surf-fishing grounds. The Fessenden Center skate park, Buxton Woods and several shops and restaurants are all close by too. The motel rooms, all of them nonsmoking, feature refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, WiFi and Netflix, and pets are allowed for a fee in some of the rooms. The rooms are available on a weekly basis for now, but by summer 2019 there will be nightly rentals. The family-friendly motel grounds feature sound access and a small boat launch, an outdoor grilling area, a screened pavilion and a fish-cleaning station. A pool is coming in 2019.