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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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Get out of your car, do some shelling, have a picnic. Just a beautiful drive and area, would go back in a heartbeat!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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WIsconsin
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Get out of your car, do some shelling, have a picnic. Just a beautiful drive and area, would go back in a heartbeat!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It's a long drive to get there, but it's worth it! What a view from the top! We learned lots of interesting facts from the rangers as well.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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196 reviews 196 reviews
113 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The Outer Banks has something for everyone whether it be relaxation and rest to fishing to water sports to photography to birdwatching or just stopping to eat, shop, or see special sites.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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135 reviews 135 reviews
49 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

These barrier islands have been an important part of both S Carolina and national history. It's wonderful to have such a long section preserved. After the weirdly wacky world of the Nags Head tourist area, the peace and solitude was a welcome change! This time of year there weren't too many people and we often had the road or a... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

From birdwatching to kiteboarding Cape Hatteras has it all! If you are a watersports adventure check out the sick conditions! Just don't go to REAL. They use jetski's to pollute the water and make fake videos to promote there sold out business.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
70 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went to Hatteras down US12 and the drive down from Virginia was Spectacular the views and the sand Dunes are Amazing, make sure you fill up before you go down because anything less than a full tank you will not see many gas stations and the prices start going up the further south you go, with that said enjoy... More 

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Virginia Beach
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As crazy as it sounds I did take a wrong left turn and got $300 worth of tickets compliments of the Park Service Rangers. First I must set the stage, I am a 55 year old man who does not drink or smoke and I am very faith based. My wife and son were with me. WE brought our 11... More 

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North Pole
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very windswept and rugged, the ferries run regularly and some are free. I rode a bike many places, no bike lanes but a reasonable berm for some safety

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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187 reviews 187 reviews
21 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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