Things To Do
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The wonderful sandy beaches of Cape Hatteras Seashore beckon you to play, explore, or relax.
Explore the barrier island habitats that lie beyond the pristine beaches by hiking along a nature trail.
Schedule of Events
Join a national park ranger in one of the many programs offered in the spring, summer, and autumn.
Stop by one of the visitor centers for orientation information and to delve into the many stories of the seashore.
Two completely different water experiences, the high-energy ocean and the calmer sound, provide for a wide variety of water-based activities.
Did You Know?
Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam. Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.