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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Drive, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
252-473-2111
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the...
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Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
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Chattaroy, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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New Bern, North Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Peace and tranquility of deserted beaches, NC at its best!!!! Well here I am in the Outer Banks on Business, bit of a slow day so decided to take in some quiet time. What better then a deserted NC beach, As I have an off road vehicle what better then a beach drive. The beaches are pristine and very peaceful.... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you're only going for the drive you won't be able to see that much because of the dunes. However, if you're planning on parking and walking the beach line you won't be disappointed. We went on a Wednesday morning and didn't encounter too many people. It was amazingly quiet and very enjoyable.

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Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Miles of undeveloped shoreline is a site everyone should behold. Precious resource for the nation. Spectacular shelling. Choose one of the drive over spots, park your car and take a long walk or have a picnice. Unforgettable experience.

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Montreal, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It is my second visit to Cape Hatteras and I find it unique. You travel for miles in sand dunes between the sea and the sound. My only regret is the number of new constructions sine last time but the detour still worth it.

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Ladysmith, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I drove to Hatteras to see The Graveyard of the Atlantic. Some reviews complain of the dunes and not being able to see the beaches, That's a no-brainer. If it weren't for the dunes there would be no road. The road would be the beach with lots of rain. There are plenty of pull offs for parking or you can... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Friends and I traveled to Hatteras National Seashore in July and we were enthralled. Life guards, beautiful water, sea shells galore. Much of the beach is untouched except by nature.

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Burton
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Every time we visit the Outer Banks we always walk the National Seashore and bring home a bag of shells. If you can't find any on the other beaches.... it's worth the travel and effort. We always come home with a variety of shells. Never empty handed.

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