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Cape Lookout National Seashore Local Attractions :: Harkers Island, NC

This eTrail includes information on local attractions on Cape Lookout National Seashore, including Portsmouth Village, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Cape Village, and Shackleford Banks Wild Horses. Also included is a list of nearby attractions and plac

Surfing on Cape Lookout National Seashore :: Harkers Island, NC

Surfing is a favorite sport all along the North Carolina coast. If the conditions are right for the beach you’re on—if there’s an onshore swell and an offshore wind—you’ll be able to ride a wave. Cape Lookout may not have the notoriety of Cape Hatter

Off-Roading on Cape Lookout National Seashore :: Harkers Island, NC

Here is your chance to take that SUV off-road. But remember, you’re driving in a fragile ecosystem, not a racetrack. Stay within the boundaries of the four-wheel-drive trails and beach and don’t trample all over dunes and vegetation or closed areas.

Hiking on Cape Lookout National Seashore :: Harkers Island, NC

Walking and hiking here is like making a pilgrimage to solitude; the farther you get from the ferry landings, the more serene the island gets. The landscape is stark and the atmosphere is rugged, and anyone who appreciates the outdoors will find it i

Fishing on Cape Lookout National Seashore :: Harkers Island, NC

Surf fishing is legendary at North and South Core Banks. Every spring and fall hordes of anglers junket to Cape Lookout National Seashore with vehicles, gear, friends, and high hopes in tow. In these seasons, fishing is more than a sport, it’s an eve

Camping & Cabins on Cape Lookout National Seashore :: Harkers Island, NC

At night Cape Lookout National Seashore is one of the darkest places you will ever be. With no artificial lights for miles around, you’ll be awed by the blackness of the sky and how long it’s been since you’ve seen that many stars. If you plan to

Boating, Sailing, & Paddling on Cape Lookout National Seashore :: Harkers Island, NC

Getting to the banks by private boat allows you the freedom to come and go as you like, assuming the weather and water levels permit. Boaters need to understand basic sound navigation before heading out to the islands from the mainland or from Harker

Birding on Cape Lookout National Seashore :: Harkers Island, NC

The open wildlands of Cape Lookout National Seashore are excellent places to see a variety of birds, especially during spring and fall migrations. The diversity and numbers of birds at this national seashore don’t quite compare to those of the Cape H

Cape Lookout National Seashore: Cape Lookout Primitive Camping :: Harkers Island, NC

This splendid, undeveloped island has a lighthouse, an abundance of birdlife, and miles of shoreline you can explore on foot or in your four-wheel-drive vehicle. Neighboring Shackleford Island, home to herds of wild horses and historic Portsmouth Vil

Cape Lookout National Seashore :: Portsmouth, NC

Established in 1966, Cape Lookout National Seashore protects the southern Outer Banks, one of the few remaining natural barrier- island ecosystems in the world. The park comprises three major islands that run 56 miles southeast from Beaufort Inlet to

Cape Lookout National Seashore :: Beaufort, NC

So close to civilization, yet so far away, Cape Lookout National Seashore is another world. This 55-mile-long seashore is made up of three islands: North Core Banks, South Core Banks, and Shackleford Banks. Portsmouth Island is at the northernmost po

Beaufort: Cedar Island to Beaufort :: Beaufort, NC

A 44-mile paved drive from Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge, past several picturesque maritime towns and near Cape Lookout National Seashore, to the historic town of Beaufort. This drive is easily done on your way to or from the ferry connecting

Wellfleet Harbor: Great Island to Jeremy Point :: Wellfleet, MA

Great Island in Wellfleet is one of the most remote areas on the Cape. The island, like Nauset Marsh, is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, federally owned and run, and hence is one of the few places on the Cape with public access year-round. It