• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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  • Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours

    The Harkers Island Visitor Center is open Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

  • Morehead City Harbor Dredged Material Management Plan

    Cape Lookout National Seashore is a cooperating agency in the Morehead City Harbor Integrated Dredged Material Management Plan being developed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The full plan draft can be downloaded from the following link. More »

Cape Lookout Light Station

A "Light Station" consists not only of the actual lighthouse but also any supporting structures such as the keeper's quarters, oil house, cisterns, coal and wood sheds and any other storage or work buildings. In the 20th century, a radio-beacon or other electronic navigational aid might have been added to the station.

A list of the known Keepers of the Cape Lookout light is also available.

The Cape Lookout Light Station in 1913
This image from 1913 shows the other buildings of the Cape Lookout Light Station clustered around the base of the lighthouse.

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Loggerhead hatchling

Once they reach the ocean, male sea turtles never return to land while females only come ashore to nest. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...