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Scenic drive along wild beaches

Probably the most impressive thing here is how wild the beaches are. Big waves and high wind makes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Panama City, Florida
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Unspoiled natural beauty

Gotta be one of the last places on earth where a person can visit such long stretches of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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“nags head”(38 reviews)
“cape hatteras”(46 reviews)
A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
North Carolina Highway 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the most impressive thing here is how wild the beaches are. Big waves and high wind makes it seem wilder. Simple drive between cities. Take the scenic route.

Thank Rather_Nomadic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gotta be one of the last places on earth where a person can visit such long stretches of undisturbed beaches. 4-wheeled drive vehicles can drive on beach with a permit. Often nothing else on beach but you!

Thank wiffee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in the off season so we weren't able to do the tour of the light house but we walked the grounds. Then went to the old location and walked the beach. Beautiful place with lots of history.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun day of sightseeing. Easy drive. Scenery is great. Sound on one side, ocean on the other. Plenty of beaches to stop by. Don’t get in a hurry. Just pull off and take a walk on one of the beaches.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to the lighthouse and the surrounding grasslands. The crabs in the water were fun to watch.

Thank rogersober
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our National Seashores are a treasure and this is one of the crown jewels. I’ve driven it three times and will do so again. A beautiful, peaceful coastline, amazing sand dunes, majestic lighthouses, an array of coastal wildlife and plants, and some unique beach homes...More

Thank jonr105
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Perfect place for a group/family picture where we sat on rocks with the lighthouse as the backdrop. Nice view from atop the lighthouse.

Thank AdaC301
Reviewed 2 October 2018

So peaceful and serene in the fall. I went in September and loved it. The Bodie Island Lighthouse is beautiful. The drive is peaceful and you get in free if you are a National Park member. We didn't go as far as Cape Hatteras, but...More

Thank lynnc156
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This was our third attempt to try to stay in this area of Hatteras and to visit Ocracoke Island. Unfortunately, like last year, due to bad weather, there were poor road conditions. The ferry to the island was closed. The scenery is beautiful although it...More

2  Thank Suenior
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We usually visit in August but this year we came down the last week of September and it was gorgeous. There was a full moon while we were there so the waves were incredible. Made for some great boogie boarding. There are usually protected turtle...More

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15 June 2017|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
only a two-lane road to cross if you must. Some parking on both sides in places, some with restrooms.
Linda W
30 June 2015|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
Ocracoke's ponies are penned up off the northern beach road; sometimes you see one or two, maybe not, from a small viewing platform. Can't get anywhere near them! In Currituck area, you need to pay about $50 for a buggy... More