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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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Where the Gulf Stream meets the Labrador Current

First, I should let you know that I always go to OBX in October, between Canadian and American Thanksgivings. That is the shoulder season in OBX, so the crowds are sparser... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

First, I should let you know that I always go to OBX in October, between Canadian and American Thanksgivings. That is the shoulder season in OBX, so the crowds are sparser, prices are lower, etc. A lot of the negative reviews of Hatteras seem to center on the crowds, and I haven't been exposed to those. I typically stay in... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

super drive from nags Head to Hatteras. The bridges and the lovely dunes are great. Many roadside pullover areas to get out,look at the views and enjoy. Live the lack of development-stretches that are so peaceful and quiet. wonderful journey

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Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

For past eight summers we have traveled as a family to Ocracoke Island for the small town relaxed island vibe and the miles of unspoiled beautiful national seashore. To spend all day on the beach at mm76 and the nearest soul is a half mile away up the beach....HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you need to be entertained. If you are a Mrytle... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We spent 3 days in Cape Hatteras national seashore, on Ocracoke island. It’s a beautiful dune environment with almost no development. Although the weather wasn’t really great, with lots of wind, it sure is a serene place to go to enjoy the sea, the dune and a small trail on the Pamlico Sound side. Notwithstanding this, it’s hard not to... More 

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Morris County, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I've been coming to Cape Hatteras since 1975, averaging more than one trip a year from the northeast. Ther's nowhere like it - 32 miles in the middle of the Atlantic that you can drive to! Liquor-by-the-drink was introduced about 4-5 years ago, but there are no honky-tonks or high-rises (or crowds) like one finds in Myrtle Beach, Virginia Beach,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It was a very fun climb to get to the top of the lighthouse. It can be difficult but going slow helps. The view when you walk out of the lighthouse door is a great reward for all the climbing. Great experience. Great view.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There is nothing so picturesque as that beautiful lighthouse and the grounds of the Cape Hatteras seashore! We continue to visit here because it is so pretty to not only see the lighthouse but to walk around the grounds of the park and enjoy the activities. We've learned about pirates and sunken ships and visited the gift shop, and we... More 

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Georgetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The area spans a wide distance!! We took 3 days and stopped in various places to explore. Clean. Cool breeze. Very pretty!!

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We drive from Nags Head to visit this historical landmark. Unfortunately we didn't think about it being closed due to the heat so consider that if you are going on a hot day. Even though we couldn't climb up it was worth the visit.

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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Almost like " camping at sea", NPS campground nearest the Striped Lighthouse will stretch your idea of being one-with-nature! This alluringly stark campground features wide open spaces, bright sun, serviceable showers and comfort stations, almost constant wind and in summer, almost nightly rip-roaring Thunderstorms. It is not for everyone but you leave with a great sense of pride and survival.... More 

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Additional Information about Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Address: National Park Drive, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-2111
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island

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