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Cape Lookout National Seashore

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Address: 131 Charles Street, Harkers Island, NC
Phone Number: 252-728-2250
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Activities: Fishing, Hiking
Description: Popular recreation area for surf fishing and shelling, these 28,500 acres...
Popular recreation area for surf fishing and shelling, these 28,500 acres of undeveloped barrier islands are accessible only by boat
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Wish they open on Sunday and Monday to climb.

One of the most beautiful areas of our great country. The NPS does a great job maintaining the area, and the lighthouse is one of the prettiest in the country. The NPS vendor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Acworth, Georgia

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Acworth, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful areas of our great country. The NPS does a great job maintaining the area, and the lighthouse is one of the prettiest in the country. The NPS vendor that handles the shuttle service is friendly and efficient. Wish they would have the lighthouse available to climb at least on Sunday (currently only open Tues-Sat in... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have you ever been on a deserted island? If not and you have wanted to,there is an opportunity for you to have an island to yourself right here in North Carolina.Cape Lookout National Seashore is a diamond on the east coast.We visited on Thursday morning and used a private charter to take us around the seashore.we loves tips experience.We docked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went out with the family for a nice day on the beach. Went to the island and had the whole beach to ourselves it was nice and quiet. The staff on the beach and ferry were friendly as well. Highly recommend.

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is at the end of Harkers Island on the Eastern Southern banks and the most eatern point of NC, aka as Hurricane Alley. At this location you can tour the small facility, more adult enjoyable than those with small kids. This is federal entity and they provide tourist information on Harkers Island, the local hertiage as well as the... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I just visited Cape Lookout with some friends. We stayed on Harker's Island and took the ferries over to Cape Lookout for the day on Friday and Saturday. The ferries are very convenient and the crews and park staff are friendly and helpful. The first day we went to the ocean side and spent a few hours walking on the... More 

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King George, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nice little gift shop, ranger lady was very knowledgable about the island and lighthouse, saw her later on Beaufort, helps out at the vistor center there, great asset!!

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It is a quiet beautiful beach. The ride was fine going over. The captain was helpful with ALL the stuff we had brought for the day. We trekked over to ocean side the kids 5 of them ages 8-16 had a blast with their boogie boards. On the sound side they loved playing water games and snorkeling. We had lunch... More 

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Warning if you have any kind of back condition sit near the back of the boat, we sat in the front My companion has had several back operations and the speed boat ride had her in tears. The boat operator did stop to give her a life saver to sit on but continued at the same rate of speed, The... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My sisters and I visited Cape Lookout in mid June. We took the Island Paradise Ferry over to Shackleford Island and Cape Lookout ($25.00 a person). The first stop was Shackleford Island where wild horses roam. We were at the beach in low tide so the waves were quite tranquil and almost nonexistent. We did not see any horses but... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The visitor's center next to where the ferry to the lighthouse leaves is quite interesting, but small. They have a few tables with hands-on displays and the staff is not only helpful but almost desperate to talk with you, show you things, and chat with the children. I'm very glad I took 30-40 minutes to look around.

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Address: 131 Charles Street, Harkers Island, NC
Phone Number: 252-728-2250
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Harkers Island

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