Explore the Undeveloped Islands of Cape Lookout

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

Looking down on the South Core Banks from the Lens Room of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

Climbing the Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Have you climbed the Cape Lookout Lighthouse? Here's where you can find information on tickets, hours, and safey.

Cape Lookout Lighthouse at night with the moon in the sky

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

One of the Shackelford horses grazes in tall grass.

Horse Sense and Survival Walking Tours

Join a Park Ranger for a glimpse into the world of the wild horses of Shackleford Banks.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

131 Charles St
Harkers Island, NC 28531

Phone:

(252) 728-2250

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