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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
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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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love the seashore!

Hatteras lighthouse is my favorite and visiting was a dream come true. It will not disappoint! And the beaches were beautiful. Can't wait to visit again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Monaca, Pennsylvania
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Monaca, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Hatteras lighthouse is my favorite and visiting was a dream come true. It will not disappoint! And the beaches were beautiful. Can't wait to visit again!

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Park Rangers are great here and tell entertaining stories. Even my kids who are not into history were captivated.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Loved visiting Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It was a hot day so we decided not to climb the lighthouse. The museum had a lot of great information about the lighthouse and was air conditioned. The grounds are spacious.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We've visited this beach well over a 1/2 dozen times, and we love the rugedness and remoteness. In other words you do not have the same crowds as you have in Nags Head or points further north. There is a long, shallow sand bar that is safe for kids to play and body surf. This is one my favorite beaches... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good beach access, slightly crowded but not bad. facilities were nice, friendly workers, watch your step for small spikey balls of death, they hurt alot and stick to everything.

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Ashland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Best beaches on the OBX. Visit the lighthouse and museums. Amazing place to vacation and less crowded than the northern parts of the OBX.

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great beach. Purse was stolen right out of my car. I was maybe 25 feet away. Park rangers were 65 minutes away. So long purse. Guy was casing all the cars in the lot. My stupid mistake. Be careful!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We absolutely love this drive. The best thing is to stop off at one of the parking lots, walk over the sand dune to find serene beaches. Drive this with no agenda and play it by ear.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The cape hatters National seashore is really. Great place to visit. Lotsa fun history with tours, programs and things to do with the family

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

THe lighthouse was amazing. I love the fact you can climb it to the top. Does get warm in there in the summer months and sometimes has to be closed to climbing due to heat index. The view at the top was breath-taking. Rangers there are very nice and informative.

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