A 48-mile drive past the seemingly endless beaches and dunes of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, with a visit to a wildlife refuge and what is probably the best-known lighthouse in America. This drive travels the length of Pea and Hatteras Islands and includes much of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Unlike the stretch of the Outer Banks from Nags Head to Corolla, most of this drive passes through undeveloped country.
It offers extensive opportunities for swimming, fishing, beachcombing, sunbathing, hiking, and wildlife observation. One of the most noteworthy landmarks of the Atlantic coast, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, looms over the southern part of this drive. Special attractions: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Buxton Woods, Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry, beaches, boating, fishing, surfing, swimming, hiking, and wildlife. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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