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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

North Carolina Highway 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
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Vacationing on the OBX cannot be beat. The weather for the week was perfect. The guys caught fish... read more

Reviewed yesterday
wiinks2
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Thurmont, Maryland
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A must do!

Cape Hatteras lighthouse is worth the trip from wherever you are staying on the OBX!! Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fred e
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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North Carolina Highway 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
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"national seashore"
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"nags head"
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"cape hatteras"
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"miles and miles"
in 17 reviews
"the outer banks"
in 51 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 16 reviews
"coquina beach"
in 6 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 7 reviews
"warm water"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 11 reviews
"kitty hawk"
in 14 reviews
"four wheel drive"
in 5 reviews
"pea island"
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"off season"
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"the national park service"
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"surf fishing"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Vacationing on the OBX cannot be beat. The weather for the week was perfect. The guys caught fish - enough for a dinner for the group (8). The fireworks from the Avon pier were phenomenal!! Best show ever!! We love visiting that week because of...More

Thank wiinks2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cape Hatteras lighthouse is worth the trip from wherever you are staying on the OBX!! Great amenities, museum, and access to climb to the top of the lighthouse for spectacular 360 degree vistas! There is a fee to climb the 257 stairs!! Hatteras is also...More

Thank fred e
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though we were bummed the lighthouse was closed due to a thinderstorm, we still enjoyed the museum & especially liked the story of how the lighthouse moved almost 1,500 ft from it's original home. We walked out onto the beach near the point &...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first trip to the Outer Banks. Such a beautiful place & the beaches are spectacular! Can’t wait to go again.

1  Thank Vicki M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going to see the lighthouse for years. First time that we went as it was getting dark. Even walked out onto the lighthouse beach to get pictures of the lighthouse lit up. Just beautiful!!

Thank Sheri M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just spent five days visiting the Cape Hatteras seashore. We stayed on the Ocean in our RV and had a wonderful time. We saw the wild horses via a Jeep tour, attended the Lost Colony Outdoor drama, sal the Life Saving station, toured light...More

1  Thank Hartwilliford
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful area. Plenty of places to fly kites, search for shells, fish, paddle-board/kayak and more! The road through can get a bit crowded at times, but lots of places to pull off and enjoy along the way.

1  Thank Becca_6737
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a beautiful drive. Great views from the ocean to the sound, and most of the towns between Nags Head and Buxton have fun stops- from food and bars, to shops and activities. Well worth the time!

2  Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Took my son for the afternoon and had a great time fishing and flying a kite. Fishing was slow this day, but I know this area is well known for catching many different types of fish, and good sized ones to boot. Recommend taking a...More

Thank James N
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Loved my visit in the OBX. Looking around at all the tourist spots can be sad. This is why I loved the national seashore. No restaurants or hotels. Just miles of beach, sand dunes, and water. Very relaxing to drive this area.

2  Thank Michael P
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sonja7330
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.
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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
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