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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Drive, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
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New Bern, North Carolina
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140 reviews 140 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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30 reviews 30 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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10 reviews 10 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
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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137 reviews 137 reviews
54 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We are in the midst of a relaxing fun trip to the outer banks much of which is protected and preserved as a national seashore. The beaches are wide at low tide and beautiful on the Atlantic side. On the end toward Hatteras this time of year you can have a large section of beach to yourself. And there are... More

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Plain City, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After a quick stop at Duck Donuts we headed straight down for the ferry over to Ocracoke Island. We had great timing both ways and didn't have much of a wait for ferries. The trip took around 45 minutes each way, but the weather was nice, so it was fun being out there and it was free. We only spent... More

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Illinois or Panama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The beaches are fabulous and wide, beautiful as advertising. But WHY would we allow all these 4 wheel drive trucks to overrun the beaches in the name of surf fishing. I realize I'm probably in the minority, but it's a national seashore and there should not be motor vehicles allowed on the beach. :(

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