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?
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.