• 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 »

Social Media

Stay connected with what is happening at Cape Lookout National Seashore through our social media pages. Learn about the park before your visit, keep up to date on park events, and share your experiences. Learn more below.


Cape Lookout National Seashore hasn an official Facebook page. Here, you can share your experiences in the park. We'll share the latest park news, post photos and videos, and highlight current conditions when possible.

Follow @CapeLookoutNPS to recieve breaking news, severe weather warnings, closure updates, special event announcements, and other information.

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.