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Address: 131 Charles St, Harkers Island, NC 28531-9665
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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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Pristine beach!

We took a boat over to the island, Cape Lookout. The lighthouse is in great shape! There's a boardwalk to walk over to the house and lighthouse. The NPS is restoring the house... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lindakitchen8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a boat over to the island, Cape Lookout. The lighthouse is in great shape! There's a boardwalk to walk over to the house and lighthouse. The NPS is restoring the house. Then the boardwalk goes to the ocean side of the island. This is the most pristine beach i have ever seen. Several miles of beach and nobody... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We drove out to the Cape Lookout National Seashore after having stopped at the area information center. The clerk at the information center was very helpful making many recommendations of things to do and places to eat, but didn't mention the Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitors Center is closed on Sundays during the winter. The restrooms are in a separate... More 

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Thank Mary H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I was at Fort Macon and decided to call Cape Lookouts visitor center. I was interested in camping on the island. The lady gave me the information I needed, which was "Yes you can camp. Enjoy your time at Fort Macon and then come right over." It was that easy. Once i got there I had just missed the 12... More 

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Thank DanaGage
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful....many, many choices. Try to make reservations for ferry service in advance. This was a one day trip for myself & 3 friends....fly fishing on Shackleford Banks. Beautiful, clear water...perfect casting right across from Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Caught a variety of fish. Round trip ferry was $25 PP.....operators were right on time both ways. If you have never been, just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

For those that enjoy beautiful scenery and a pleasant walk along the beach, this is the place to go. Ferry Ride enjoyable and convenient. Will be returning.

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Thank Susan B
Myrtle Beach, Sc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were there just for few days with out Microlite camper and jeep. Caught some fish, explored the historical sites. Amazing time.

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Thank Ken2fortax
Newport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Beautiful place with no trash. Water is clear like the Bahamas and very clean. Great historical site with exhibits. Can only get there by boat or ferry

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Thank umizelle
New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

You can take a ferry or your own boat. We take our boat and spend the day. Great place to swim, picnic and just hang out. Lighthouse is a great backdrop for photos from your boat.

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Thank Kathi M
Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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 

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Thank Dennis B
Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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 

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