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Address: 131 Charles Street, Harkers Island, NC
Phone Number: 252-728-2250
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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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We were traveling with a large family group. A local friend took us to the seashore in his boat. We enjoyed the museum, seeing the lighthouse up close and playing in the water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Santa Claus, IN

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Santa Claus, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were traveling with a large family group. A local friend took us to the seashore in his boat. We enjoyed the museum, seeing the lighthouse up close and playing in the water on the ocean side as well as the bay side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited at 10am. We got one of the first ferry rides over. Very enjoyable ride. Staff was friendly and informative. We loved the lighthouse, even though we went on the first tour, it was extremely hot! Bring water to drink!! The view is magical! Then we took the boardwalk to the beach. There are restrooms near the beach. BRING... More 

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You know when you go somewhere and it's awesome, exceeds your best expectations, you tell people about it and now everyone goes there so it changes the whole dynamic of the place. Yeah. I really don't want that to happen to this place. Something so beautiful you want to keep it to yourself and share with the world. This place... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a ferry from the Harkers Island Visitors Center. The volunteers in the visitor center were super friendly. They encouraged the children to participate in the Junior Rangers Program which was fun and a nice introduction to all the National Parks have to offer. We took a 15 minute ferry ride to the island. The captain went out of... More 

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Thank Beth K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place to camp on the beach! July might be too hot though to camp. There is a pavilion to get shade on the sound side ,but otherwise need to bring a sun shade. Keep an eye on the weather, it could be a beautiful sunny day and in the evening storms roll in,but if it gets bad... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to get to the Cape Lookout island by ferry, but it is totally worth the cost. This is a beautiful, natural seashore. Very peaceful. If you are there, consider climbing the Cape Lookout light hose (additional ticket required, but not expensive) The view from the top is gorgeous! This is one of my favorite places we visited on... More 

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Thank Valerie865
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a place to put on your Bucket List. I have visited Harker's Island twice for the sole purpose of taking the boat over to see the lighthouse and the Captain has been gracious enough to swing up to Shackleford Banks so we could catch s glimpse of the banker horses. Once at the lighthouse and on the... More 

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Thank Teresa M
Shelby Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the ferry with a group of friends for a day trip. We loved swimming in the ocean. There weren't a ton of people. Bring a picnic and beach supplies - I don't think anything is sold on the beach.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the ferry over. Long Beach walk, pick nick , relaxing in a beach chair. What could be better? Loved seeing all the boats.

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to take a ferry ride from Harkers Island to Cape Lookout on Sunday before the 4th of July on Monday. Very easy to buy the $16 round trip tix from the tix counter. We waited just about 8 minutes and then boarded the boat for the 20 min ride. Very efficient captain and crew hand. The beach was not... More 

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