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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Photos & Multimedia

Sunset and sea oats at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Sunset at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Service

Photography and Cape Hatteras go hand-in-hand. Miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, sandy barrier islands, and the Pamlico and Roanoke Sounds all work in concert to provide environments ideal for capturing the stunning beauty of nature or the plethora of recreational opportunities enjoyed by visitors.


We have included some of our favorite photographs of the places, activities, and people of the seashore in the following galleries. Cape Hatteras National Seashore also has an official Flickr site (CapeHatterasNPS), which you can follow to keep up with new sights and events from the seashore as we add to our photograph collection.


Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.