Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a beautiful place to visit. But like any place full of natural wonders, there are some safety considerations to keep in mind.
Ocean Swimming Safety
Insects at Cape Hatteras
Avoiding the "OUCH"!
The Danger of Heat and Humidity
What to Do During a Hurricane Watch (watch meaning that a hurricane is possible within 36 hours):
What to Do During a Hurricane Warning (warning meaning that a hurricane is expected within 24 hours or less):
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.