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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Drive, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches
Description: A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I love Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is calm, peaceful and quiet. The water is still cool enough to be refreshing. It is also clear, which the kids liked.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed the morning on this lovely stretch of undeveloped beach. Not like the typical east coast beaches dotted with houses & boardwalks. There was nothing but nature as far as the eye could see. There are several areas to access the beach that are clearly marked along highway 12. We loved seeing the sand crabs crawl & burrow right... More

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Shenandoah, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We have been visiting the Hatteras Seashore for over 30 years and have never been disappointed in spending time here. We do enjoy the beach access at the area where the old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse use to stand especially if you have someone with you that loves the beach but has difficulty with walking. The parking is good and the... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just had a great weekend at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Having lived in NC for over 11 years now and never making it to the Outer Banks, it was a must-see this summer, and did not disappoint! We camped at 2 of the NPS campgrounds (Ocracoke & Oregon Inlet) and had a great time at both. NPS maintains a... More

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Staunton, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I camp Hatteras for a week every August and have done so since 2005. We love camping. We love being outside. But we especially love the beach, so this is a perfect place to stay because you never can really get away from the beach. You will have to learn to deal with the sand, especially if... More

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Greencastle, Indiana
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146 reviews 146 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have been staying in Kitty Hawk for ten years and even though we can walk across street to the beach, we love driving down to National Seashore. So beautiful. No houses, not many people, usually great shelling and just such a peaceful, beautiful place to sit or walk for a few hours. Great place to take a lunch or... More

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Lewes, DE
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92 reviews 92 reviews
7 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Miles and miles of white sand with the plumes of green beach grass set against a crystal blue sky framed by clear green water. You can see your toes and the fish. LOL. Waves on one side and placid Sound flats on the other. Beaches are never crowded even at the height of the season---truly amazing. Many overlooks to stop... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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162 reviews 162 reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was the first national seashore. I drove the length of it, all 70 odd miles of it, during the off season. The dunes and beach were practically devoid of people. Lots of plants to catch the eye, like seaoats, cordgrass, prickly pear cactus, saltgrass, reeds, bushes, and trees, such as live oak, red cedar, and wax myrtle. I stopped... More

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Dover, Pennsylvania, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

beautiful prestine beach..clean and not crowded,,its a place to get in touch with yourself,,read,relax ...can drink on the beach as well and make a fire on beach at nite

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Worcester, MA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We took the ride through the national seashore one day. Plan on spending a few hours because there are so many spots to enjoy. A wonderful treat is that parking is FREE throughout the national seashore. Beaches do not seem overly crowded and the view is priceless. Pea Island is a sanctuary and undisturbed - very pretty. The smaller little... More

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