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Address: National Park Drive, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-2111
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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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Fun in Cape Hatteras North Carolina

We want to see the lighthouse in the National Shoreway which was absolutely beautiful. We go see this almost every year we come down here. We have been coming down to Cape... read more

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We want to see the lighthouse in the National Shoreway which was absolutely beautiful. We go see this almost every year we come down here. We have been coming down to Cape Hatteras for the last 15 years. We rent houses through Hatteras Realty, or Outer Beaches! We love to stay mainly in Avon because there's more stuff close to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love this seashore. At one point in the evening, we were the only people we could see in either direction. There's lots of places people can drive on the beach, which I'm not a huge fan of, but it wasn't bad. It's anything but crowded compared to tourist beaches. We saw so many dolphins and shells and it was just... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach was beautiful at the beach access area near the lighthouse. The dunes were undisturbed. This is a must for anyone interested in beach photography !

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So nice to just see ocean, sand dunes and sky! no buildings, bill boards, lights or crowds, even though we were there during the height of tourist season.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to Coquina Beach - part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is a long stretch of sand, sea Oates and dunes. Coquina has parking, restrooms and dressing rooms. (No fees). There is a park ranger and a lifeguard on duty. It is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the beach. It is a little... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Soft sand. Dog friendly. You can have fires on the beach at night. Not crowded at all. The only annoyance is you can fish on the beach. I almost became the catch of the day yesterday, so that could have been bad.

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Thank TombGuard320
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is the first time we've ever been to OBX. We have heard from many that it was amazing but didn't truly understand what all the fuss is about until we came! It is not commercialized at all, which we love! No chain restaurants or stupid entertainment spots clogging up the area. Just miles of beaches, dunes, local shops and... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our National Parks by another name. It is an interesting always changing difficult environment. Hatteras can go from calm to hurricane and back again very quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtaking! My fiancé and I went several times while down here and the water is clean, the beach is semi private and easily accessible by just about everywhere. Just gorgeous! Best beach in the world!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my family has been coming here for years! it's so worth the drive (for us about 7 hours!) it's beautiful especially in summer - we've been in June July and August! we may try fall in the future but we love the ocean. in fact,my husband and son spend most of the day in the water- a lovely shade of... More 

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