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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Drive, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches
Description: A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
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Hockessin, Delaware
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Drove Rt 12 north on the journey from North Carolina to Delaware. Weather was gorgeous, clear and cool, and Hatteras National Seashore did not disappoint. This is a gem that is worth visiting despite its remote location. We hiked out to the Point after visiting the lighthouse Memorable trip to this location that is always featured in the reports of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Our family heads down to Hatteras every summer for a week long trip with my parents and in laws. I have often thought of gathering clams and I finally borrowed a couple of clam rakes and a plastic floating basket. After reading about the options online and asking several locals at the bait shops, we headed down to the end... More

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Houston, Texas
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166 reviews 166 reviews
58 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

First driving the National Sea Shore (Outer Banks) highway #12 from Ocracoke to Kill Devil Hills in one day is almost impossible, even on a Wednesday. Lots of traffic, and lots of road repairs and bridge construction. We spent a considerable amount of time (about 2 hrs total) just sitting in traffic on the road. Also thinking from all the... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Beaches were awesome not loaded with rental homes like Nags Head & Kitty Hawk, with miles of gorgeous dunes & Beaches. Really worth the trip to make this part of your itinerary

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Bradenton, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We toured all the beaches, via our personal jeep, from Corolla to Ocracoke island. We bought the one week pass for on the beach driving. WARNING- this not for rookies in AWD or two wheel drive vehicles. If you have a 4WD no problem. You will get to see tracks in the sand that only you leave. You will go... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I and our two youngest children took a long drive along the national seashore with Cape Hatteras as our final destination. It was a nice trip overall. Just glad we didn't take the teenagers with us as they would have been bored. The Hatteras lighthouse provided beautiful views.

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Yonkers, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful place to visit. Beaches are amazing and not crowded at all. The water was so warm literally felt like bath water. People are very nice. We stayed in Buxton on the bay which was great because we had a private alittle beach . I would recommend going a little further to Hatteras village. The lighthouse was beautiful and so... More

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Somerville, NJ
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you're reading this review you are either already here on CH or thinking about visiting. You you're thinking of renting on the northern end of OBX, consider driving a little further south and stay in Hatteras, where you can truly appreciate the national seashore. It's just beautiful.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have truly had a wonderful time on the island this week. No crowds on the beaches at all. One of the most pet friendly places we have ever visited. The only downfall I have noticed are the mosquitoes. If you visit here, please bring plenty of mosquito spray. They are huge and will eat you up!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I spent my first vacation on Cape Hatteras Island. The year was 1970 and I was 6 months old. My family has vacationed here for 40+ years. We have celebrated life, love and family on the island. We have been at times 3 generations strong. We all have this bond with the island. When we aren't there, we talk about... More

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