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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 drive

Like going back in time..if you ignore all the tourist traps. Pristine natural beaches, beautiful sad dunes, quaint areas where you can pull off the main road. Areas of interest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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187 reviews 187 reviews
21 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Like going back in time..if you ignore all the tourist traps. Pristine natural beaches, beautiful sad dunes, quaint areas where you can pull off the main road. Areas of interest are well marked.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Hatteras Island is not the end of the world but you can almost see it from there. If you like peace, tranquility, fishing, water sports and beautiful beaches then this is the place for you. Several villages along Route 12. We always rent a house in Avon. Best time to visit is before the 3rd week of May and after... More 

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

If you go you will never forget- lots of history and excellent beach. I lived there for several years and the sights, places , restaurants and fishing are endless.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We travelled through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on this narrow road for miles. The unspoiled natural surroundings were a very pleasant trip. Got to see many migratory birds, in places they covered the waterways.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Why do people say you can't pull off and go to the beach anywhere? Let me let them in on a trick. Keep one side of your cars tires firmly on the pavement. You can pull off anywhere that you don't see no parking signs. I can think of maybe a mile of combined road in 60 miles that you... More 

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Corona, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Take the time to get out of the car and walk the beach. Absolutely beatiful!! We were told by the locals that this area gets super busy in the Summer. We went in the off season and were the only one on the beach as far as the eye can see. Cape Hatteras lighthouse was a great spot; however, you... More 

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asheville,nc
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Some places becoming too developed but at least there are still some lovely refuges to go to without any houses. But they do let people drive on the beach. Which takes away from a nice stroll with mother nature. I was there in the winter and it was very quiet. Not many people at all but it was also very... More 

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Chattaroy, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Open beach with sand dunes and sea oats, miles of it. Great experience of untouched shoreline, if you love the ocean and beach it is a much needed experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

For those who want sun,sand, the best of a natural experience, this is the place! It has all the best of the Caroline beach experience for those who don't need the boardwalk and shopping. Not to worry though, there are plenty of local shops providing everything from fabulous fresh caught seafood to all the toys and accessories needed for the... More 

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Avon, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a treasure. We who live here are the luckiest folks alive. The scenery (beaches, sunsets, sky) are simply amazing. Fresh air, fresh fish and good people. It is not just a vacation destination....it is a lifestyle!

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