• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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  • ORV Plan Comment Period Extended

    On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for a 60-day comment period, which was extended to September 4. The comment period will be extend an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.

Materials to Loan

Cape Lookout National Seashore offers teachers the opportunity to request that some items be loaned to them for use in the classroom. These items are loaned free of charge, though teachers may be required to transport them to and from the park. These materials may be kept for up to 2 weeks at a time.

In addition to the materials listed here, Traveling Trunks are also available for educators to borrow.

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    Ribbon of Sand

    This beautifully photographed film features an exploration of the entire coastal ecosystem. Explore »

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    Ribbon of Sand

    Ribbon of Sand

    The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know them--but south of Ocracoke Inlet there rises a luminous bar of sand almost sixty miles in extent, with no roads, no bridges, no hotels: the wild beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore, one of the few remaining natural barrier island systems in the world.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks

Barrier islands, such as those of Cape Lookout National Seashore, are piles of sand. As storms come up from the ocean the beaches are constantly rearranged.