Things To Know Before You Come
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a beautiful and amazing place to explore. Planning ahead can often help ensure a fun trip. We want your visit to the seashore to be safe and enjoyable. Explore the links above to learn important things you need to know before and after you arrive. For more information, please read our FAQs or contact one of our park visitor centers.
Unfortunately, crime happens in the park--if you observe a crime in progress, call 911; if you have information about a crime, you can contact the park's administrative office at (252) 473-2111 or anonymously through the Dare Community Crime Line.
Did You Know?
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.