• 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 »

Gallery View of the Cape

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Use the buttons at the bottom of the flash video screen above to zoom and to move up, down, left, and right.

View the Gallery View of the Cape panoramic photo (jpeg, 1.5 MB).

View the Gallery View of Core Sound flash video.

View the Lighthouse Grounds flash video (the red marker titled "beach view"). (This 360 degree panorama is slower to load than the gallery views.)

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