• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Stories

Stories are a shared history that connects us to everything around us - people, objects, animals, or places. It is through stories that we learn about the triumphs, tragedies, daily struggles, challenges and opportunities that have shaped an area and all that can be found within it.

The history of Cape Hatteras National Seashore is rich with stories from the earliest settlements to modern times. Stories of war, piracy, devastating storms, shipwrecks, and moving a lighthouse have all helped shape the seashore and the people who live here.

Did You Know?

Giant Water Flea

This is not a space alien, even though it has a transparent body, wings, and a very large eye. Giant water fleas grow up to 2 cm long, and are a food source for small fish that shelter in the sound. You can swim with them in the sound-side waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore.