Hello! We'll go to that area in August; we come from Belgium. After a few days in the Outer Banks, we plan to stay in Atlantic Beach. I'd like to go to Shackelford Banks (mostly to see the wild ponies) and also to Cape Lookout. I have read about ferries, but I don't really understand if it is possible to do both places on the same day, ot if we would need 2 days. Must we take 2 different ferries? Is the best place to take them in Beaufort? Is it a good idea to stay in Atlantic beach to do those day trips, or would it be better to stay in Beaufort? Or, as I have read, in another island (Harkers)? All this is a bit confused for us, so I hope taht you will be ale to help us. Thanks a lot.