A boat ride three miles off-shore brings you to the barrier islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Horse watching, shelling, fishing, birding, camping, lighthouse climbing, and touring historic villages--there’s something for everyone at Cape Lookout. Be sure to bring all the food, water, and supplies you need (and carry your trash out of the park) when visiting these remote beaches. Read More
Explore the Undeveloped Islands of Cape Lookout
Climbing the Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Have you climbed the Cape Lookout Lighthouse? Here's where you can find information on tickets, hours, and safety.
Evening at the Cape
Bring your flashlight and experience the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and nearby beaches as the Lighthouse Keepers did at the start of their work
Horse Sense and Survival Tours
Join a Park Ranger for a glimpse into the world of the wild horses of Shackleford Banks.
Come join us as we look at what's happening in the dark skies over Cape Lookout National Seashore.
ORV Education Certificate
A free ORV Education Certificate & decal is required before driving on the barrier islands. Get your 2018 certificate online here!
Ah, camping at the beach. Sea, sand, sun, brilliant sunsets, and dark skies.
With over 250 species to be found, birding is a year-round activity at the seashore.
Last updated: May 31, 2018