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Address: 131 Charles St, Harkers Island, NC 28531-9665
Phone Number: 252-728-2250

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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Long Point Cabins are awesome!

We were fortunate enough to get a cabin on Long Point on North Core Banks. Probably the greatest 3 days ever spent on vacation. Took the ferry from Atlantic. Great service! Rick... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dennis B
Swansboro, North Carolina

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were fortunate enough to get a cabin on Long Point on North Core Banks. Probably the greatest 3 days ever spent on vacation. Took the ferry from Atlantic. Great service! Rick & Kari were great. The cabins were merely feet from the beach. Everything in the cabin was just as advertised on the website, It was incredibly beautiful. One... More 

Thank Dennis B
Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the ferry from Harkers Island, stopped for a while to see the ponies on shackleford island to see the ponies and then over to Cape Lookout. I took the tour by four wheeler to see the historic town and the point. I am so glad I did. What a great place. Good beaches and just so great to... More 

Thank Lori M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived and purchased ferry tickets for the 15 minute boat ride to the lighthouse and beach. On the way, we slowed down to see the horses on the adjacent island: wonderful. There is very limited amenities. It is a national park: so there is a gift shop and bathrooms. The lighthouse is a easy climb up and there is a... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best to plan ahead for this trip - even making a reservation for the ferry to the island. That is especially true during peak season. Yes, you do need to take a ferry to get to the island. It is $16 per adult. I would recommend planning about 2 to 3 hours for a visit. If you want to climb... More 

1 Thank Carl A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to run down to visit since this was the only OBX lighthouse that we had not been to. Things to know: 1. Bring bug spray 2. the lighthouse is closed for climbing from September to April 3. bring your own water and snacks With those important things stated, I will elaborate a bit. You must take a ferry... More 

1 Thank Jonathan K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Took the island ferry and spent a few a hours here. The ocean side of the beach is gorgeous with big waves and surf. Not a lot of people on this side but not very good for swimming. Lots of smenities on the island such as restrooms, showers, etc. Lighthouse is cool. Beautiful afternoon spent relaxing. Recommend bringing own food,... More 

Thank Angelica R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

It was just a dream once there. During Labor Day Weekend it was a hassle and long lines for ferry tickets and the ferry. Even longer lines and delays on the way back. So you better not plan anything with a timeline after. The island itself is just precious. The sound side is suited for relaxing in the water. The... More 

Thank Stefanie P
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Saw dolphins next to the outer dock area in the morning. The harkers island ferry was definitely the least crowded verse other options. The ferry ride was rough but fun. Saw horses in the water on the way to the lighthouse. Don't miss the beach access, great large shells. We have climbed many lighthouses, we absolutely loved the view from... More 

Thank Zephyr_Zeitgeber
Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent the day on The island and enjoyed every minute. We took the ferry ride over and toured the lighthouse. We hiked the trails and basked in the sunshine. Make sure you bring snacks and drinks. It is an underdeveloped island and there aren't restaurants. We plan to visit before the weather turns cold!

Thank Victoria W
Amory, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Just as beautiful as I expected the people were all so friendly and the lighthouse is beautiful. Everyone was so helpful. We enjoyed our visit. Hope you enjoy also!

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