Fees & Reservations
There is no entry fee for Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Check the following table for costs of various services and activities within the park.
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes
The following National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes provide reduced activity fee rates as listed above:
Visit the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes website for additional details about the various passes.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse climbing fees may be waived for educational groups visiting the park as part of their accredited curriculum. The fee waiver application and associated materials must be submitted at least four weeks prior to your visit.
Due to tour number limitations, there is no fee waiver for Bodie Island Lighthouse tours.
Did You Know?
The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.