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Address: 131 Charles St, Harkers Island, NC 28531-9665
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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Stunningly Gorgeous! Natural Beauty!

We're on a family vacation and very lucky that my brother has a boat and knows the area. He and his family took us to Cape Lookout and the area on it that they call 'The Bite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
erisley2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We're on a family vacation and very lucky that my brother has a boat and knows the area. He and his family took us to Cape Lookout and the area on it that they call 'The Bite'. Absolutely stunningly beautiful and natural!!! If you can get here, it's so worth it! The water, the beaches, it's all just gorgeous! So... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right on schedule. Friendly service and helpful. Took us right out to the side of island with the wild horses. The other side has better chances for shelling. Make sure you pick the right drop off or you'll be waking! No shade on Shackleford or facilities so bring everything you need. Beautiful views of horses though. Highly recommend without young... More 

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Thank Kelley L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. We took the ferry to island and took the truck tour to Cape Lookout to shell. Nice narrative of island(s) history. Guide dropped us off in shelling area. We were at high tide and missed the sand dollars, but found many other large shells. Water was warm. Best soaking/swimming water located on beach where ferry drops off for... More 

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Maysville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spend the money and get the shell guide. $15 for adults and $8 for kids. They take you through the old town and give you a great history lesson. And how It was all taken over. Kind of sad for those That lived there. The coco cola house was cool. Along with the old coast guard station. But the best... More 

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Thank Melonie24
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family on the Island Express ferry which took about 20 min. The captain stopped along Shackleford Island so we could view the wild ponies feeding and he gave a short narrative on the ponies. The trip over was on time & nice. Did get a little wet from the spray. We took the beach shuttle to the point... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was with a group of teachers learning how we can connect local resources within our classrooms. You have to pack out what you bring in as there are no trash receptacles. There are flush toilets and a visitor center but otherwise it involves a lot of hiking. Come with plenty of water to stay hydrated and changes in clothes... More 

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Thank Ruth Ann E
Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in the Spring of 2015 with my 1 year old. After getting to the island, we found out we could not go into the lighthouse with our son. We would have to go up one at a time. We babywear and were willing to carry him, but the staff still would not let us go up. They kept... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love to get away from everything and try to find cool cabin spots. I have great experiences witht all the South Carolina park service cabins. The only other other NC cabin has been Le Conte and of course there is nothing bad about that gem. I stayed in unit 8 with a/c. It did cool it down a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love looking and exploring our coasts lighthouses. Cape Lookout is such a beauty. When you arrive at the Park (it's at the end of the road), you will need to purchase tickets for the boat ride to the lighthouse. We were in a hurry to get the next boat, because we pulled it up on the internet, some information... More 

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Thank Allison C
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We came over by ferry, $16 per person round trip. The ferry captains were very friendly and had all the answers (Thanks John!) Once you're there you can set up came on either side of the beach. We chose the ocean side. The stars and moon were beautiful. It was hot and a bit muggy with some no-see-um bites, but... More 

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