Cape Lookout National Seashore

A 56-mile strand of silken beaches that make up the coastal islands of eastern North Carolina, one of the few remaining natural barrier island chains in the world, accessible only by boat. Those seeking the freedom to experience complete solitude and an opportunity to discover endangered animals in their natural habitats can also explore the beach to find a multitude of large unbroken conch shells. Frequently dotting the beaches and woven in between the sand dunes are families and shore fishermen camping with tents pitched -- fishing, hiking and delving into all that Mother Nature has to offer.

 

Cape Lookout National Seashore

History comes alive at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters built in the mid-1800’s to warn passing ships of the dangerous coastal waters. Standing at 163 feet tall, the 207- step “Diamond Lady” lighthouse was painted with a distinctive...