Cape Hatteras Light Station
Buxton, NC 27920
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is located along NC-12 in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You can reach the seashore from the north by following US 158 to Nag Heads, NC and the turn-off to NC-12 and Cape Hatteras National Seashore. From the south, you can take NCDOT ferries from Swanquarter, NC and Cedar Island, NC to the village of Ocracoke on Ocracoke Island. The provided physical address is the location of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, roughly in the middle of the park.
The weather along the Outer Banks varies throughout the year and even throughout the day. Please check the National Weather Service information at http://www.weather.gov/mhx/ for forecast information.
Park Entrance - $0.00
There is no fee to enjoy the grounds of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Located in the historic Double Keepers' Quarters of the Bodie Island Lighthouse, this visitor center is where you can purchase lighthouse climb tickets or ORV permits, talk to a ranger about the seashore, or shop for gifts.
The visitor center offers orientation information, a bookstore to shop for gifts, and a place to purchase ORV permits.
The Museum of the Sea is within the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Double Keepers' Quarters. The two-floor museum contains exhibits on Outer Banks history and natural history. A small audiovisual room provides a video presentations, available upon request.
The Ocracoke Island Visitor Center is where you can go within the village of Ocracoke to get park information, purchase ORV permits, or shop for gifts.