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A national treasure!

Our National Seashores are a treasure and this is one of the crown jewels. I’ve driven it three... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jon R
San Luis Obispo, California
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Amazing view

Perfect place for a group/family picture where we sat on rocks with the lighthouse as the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
North Carolina Highway 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our National Seashores are a treasure and this is one of the crown jewels. I’ve driven it three times and will do so again. A beautiful, peaceful coastline, amazing sand dunes, majestic lighthouses, an array of coastal wildlife and plants, and some unique beach homes...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Perfect place for a group/family picture where we sat on rocks with the lighthouse as the backdrop. Nice view from atop the lighthouse.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So peaceful and serene in the fall. I went in September and loved it. The Bodie Island Lighthouse is beautiful. The drive is peaceful and you get in free if you are a National Park member. We didn't go as far as Cape Hatteras, but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third attempt to try to stay in this area of Hatteras and to visit Ocracoke Island. Unfortunately, like last year, due to bad weather, there were poor road conditions. The ferry to the island was closed. The scenery is beautiful although it...More

Thank Suenior
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually visit in August but this year we came down the last week of September and it was gorgeous. There was a full moon while we were there so the waves were incredible. Made for some great boogie boarding. There are usually protected turtle...More

Thank GoalGirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice visit to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Good time reading the historical information. The park employees were excellent at interacting with visitors and providing good historical information.

Thank mmritzman
Reviewed August 18, 2018

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a unique place on the Atlantic coast. We have walked, bathed and enjoyed this unique, UNCROWDED, seaside environment many time over the years, most recently a month ago. The beach and the dunes are beautiful. One can enjoy many...More

Thank Ashburn1
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

If you have a real Jeep (Wrangler), get your posterior to this area! Get a 10 day pass for $50 from any of the National Park Visitors Centers and then you have miles of beaches to drive. We took the ramp 55 entry at the...More

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Get out of the crowd! Run from Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. This is the gem of OBX. If you have a 4WD, get the ORV pass. $50 for 10 days. Yes, it’s expensive, but Sooooo worth it! The ORV beaches are more secluded.

Thank Bigsurwildflower
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Wow! The drive to Hatteras from Kitty Hawk North Carolina was beautiful. Sand dunes line the road and offer a very tropical feel to the drive while getting to Hatteras. We visited the Hatteras lighthouse and read about its intriguing history. But for us the...More

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June 15, 2017|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
only a two-lane road to cross if you must. Some parking on both sides in places, some with restrooms.
Linda W
June 30, 2015|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
Ocracoke's ponies are penned up off the northern beach road; sometimes you see one or two, maybe not, from a small viewing platform. Can't get anywhere near them! In Currituck area, you need to pay about $50 for a buggy... More