• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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Travel to the top of the lighthouse, explore the habitat of shorebirds and sea turtles, and discover the history of one of only a few herds of wild horses remaining in the eastern United States.

It's the next best thing to visiting in person!

 
lighthouse and sailboat

Did You Know?

Machine Gun Nest

During World War II, two 6 inch guns were mounted along the beach and two machine gun nests were built off the main road in the Cape Lookout Village Historic District. Cape Lookout National Seashore