We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

#2 of 49 things to do in Hatteras Island Features Animals
National Park Drive, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-2111
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Outer Banks Horseback Ride
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“cape hatteras” (41 reviews)
“nags head” (33 reviews)
National Park Drive, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-2111
Write a Review
Reviews (422)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 422 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether you walk the beach, get a permit to drive the beach or simply sit and watch the world go by, this is the beach to do it. Enjoy a bonfire on the beach in the evening while enjoying roasting the marshmallows. Interested in surfing,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The drive is real nice and not hectic. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is so neat. You can climb the 247 steps(WHEW!!) to the top......wow

Thank Skipper1949545
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hatteras lighthouse a must see, pretty beaches, great small town places to eat & shops. Everything for fishing. Free ferry to Ocracoke.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hatteras Lighthouse is beautiful. She is stately and elegant. The family climbed her and announced the view was worth the climb.

Thank Janice M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the tallest lighthouse in America. Go visit. Challenge yourself; climb to the top. You will be amazed by the gorgeous natural surroundings of Bodie Island, the Atlantic Ocean, and Pamlico Sound.

Thank wsi0218
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of 5 Light Houses. This one was moved inland because of the deterioration of the shoreline. It never toppled over. It took 23 days to move it inch by inch!

Thank Bernice S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beaches along the unpopulated areas are worth the drive. So pristine with lots of driftwood and tons of shells. The drive is gorgeous as well just watch out for turtles on the road.

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is spectacular. The shoreline doesn't present great shelling but just walking along the waters edge and enjoying the salt air is invigorating. There are no food or drink shops though there are bathroom facilities at the Lighthouse nearby. Parking in the summer may...More

Thank Mengerrie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of beach, better if you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle and get the beach driving pass, $50.00 online. I can see in the middle of the summer tourist season things could get crowded as there is only one road in and out.

Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a very nice stay with views of ocean and sunrises, sun settings. Marinas that fisherman brought in fish to each day. Whole area of dunes and colorfull buildings.

Thank Ken B
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Stripers Bar and Grille
507 reviews
3.50 miles away
Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop
434 reviews
2.89 miles away
Ortega'z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar
376 reviews
2.86 miles away
Big Al's Restaurant and Grill
501 reviews
3.64 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Lost Colony
658 reviews
.24 miles away
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
325 reviews
.07 miles away
Elizabethan Gardens
527 reviews
.21 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Tom C
What about nearby motels, shopping And eating.
November 7, 2015|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Linda W
Wild horses?
June 30, 2015|
Response from Pam H | Reviewed this property |
Okracoke Island has wild horses.
Can you use your generator on your rv all night for the ac?
June 11, 2015|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines