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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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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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Great walk/hike to the southernmost end of Hatteras Island

I've been here several times, the most recent being over Christmas in 2015. On this most recent visit (Christmas 2015), I particularly enjoyed walking from the most southerly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here several times, the most recent being over Christmas in 2015. On this most recent visit (Christmas 2015), I particularly enjoyed walking from the most southerly paved parking lot (by the Graveyard of the Atlantic museum) all the way to the end of the island. It took my boyfriend and me about 3 hours round trip at a... More 

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great piece of NC history. a must for NC history buffs and the climb to the top might be long, however, the view is breath taking

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Hatteras Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Climbing the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a unique experience. The climb is self-paced and provides views from the tallest brick lighthouse in North America.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous!great place to swim collect seashells or build a sandcastle or just relax and soak up the sun!

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Hermitage
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96 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our extended family travels to Hatteras Island during summer for almost the last 30 years. Grandparents, grown children and now grandkids. The beach is SO different from busy Myrtle and Hilton Head type areas. This is true down-time. We can set up our volleyball net and soccer field; put up tents and hang out on the beach all day. You... More 

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395 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Visited in the off-season (December) and was lucky enough to have unexpected warm weather during my visit. Beautiful, pristine, peaceful. Had the place to myself. Well worth the the long drive.

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Louisa, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Hatteras Island is definitely my favorite Outer Banks location. Less crowds, less pope, more freedom and privacy. The beach here, near the lighthouse, never seems full compared to the Nags Head area. Plus at night it's really neat to watch the lighthouse at work!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I just returned from a long weekend at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and it was everything I had imagined it would be -- and more. I prefer to travel in the off season, as I don't like crowds, and visited between Christmas and New Year's. It was the perfect time to visit. There was not a lot of traffic... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

As a child, we saved pennies to help make this lighthouse move to its current location due to erosion. Almost 30 years later, I am glad to have finally seen the lighthouse. It is an amazing view and lovely park. Museum is informative and has a/c

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A must see if you're in Hatteras. Incredible history and the story of the move in 1999 is one of the more interesting things I've encountered at OBX. Excellent gift shop and informative staff, beautiful grounds.

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