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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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Address: National Park Drive, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-2111
Description: A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of...
A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
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Beautiful Coastline

Went to the OBX and drove Route 12 along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Made a few stops at the ramps and was amazed at how you could look for miles and not see anyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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attleboro, ma
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went to the OBX and drove Route 12 along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Made a few stops at the ramps and was amazed at how you could look for miles and not see anyone. Very beautiful unspoiled beaches with lots of beach combing. Found beautiful shells and treasures.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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365 reviews 365 reviews
91 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The dunes block the beach along this route but still a surreal drive. Very different then what was expected. 2 lane highway for miles and miles. Lots of cedar shak blouses on both sides of theyighway.

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GREER SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A long beautiful shore line and plenty of surfing waves but go farther if you want a more private area to lay in the sun.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Unspoiled beaches as far as the eye can see! What's not to love?! You can walk for miles and not run into another person. Talk about getting away from it all!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We tent camped for 4 nights at Oregon Inlet Campground. So pleasant with the sound of waves lulling you to sleep. We came in the first week of May before heavy tourist season began, so no problem getting a campsite even though no reservations are taken here. Only drawback was the goat head stickers which are EVERYWHERE! We enjoyed the... More 

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Highland Heights, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

An easy place to have a beach all to yourself - or with minimal company. Lots of wildlife, generally quite shallow waters so easy to enjoy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Disconnect and just simply enjoy all that this island has to offer. Free and open beaches (except for off road driving during some bird and turtle nesting seasons). No boardwalks, no dance clubs, and only a handful of very down to earth bars, for your nighttime entertainment. It's a great family place. Water sports abound: surfing, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing,... More 

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Elmira, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We enjoyed the story of moving the light house on the History Channel so we couldn't wait to see it up close. The park rangers are so knowledgeable we learned even more. The view is breathtaking and when we returned to our house that night we could see the lights flashing.

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Sandston, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What an awesome sight! The museum was especially nice and informative. I learned a great deal and cannot wait to bring my sons there to see the lighthouse, former site and museum. The Visitor Center staff were incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and clearly love their jobs = thank goodness!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Driving down NC-12 is like a dream. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and so peaceful. There are a lot of nice pull-off's with walkovers to go over the dunes and see the ocean. Can't wait to go back. You definitely leave a piece of your heart and soul @ OBX.

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