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

Cape Lookout Lighthouse at night with tower illuminated from below

Illumination of Cape Lookout Lighthouse

The lights will shine on the black and white diamonds of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse on Dec 1 and December 24

Lantern room & upper section of Cape Lookout Lighthouse tower

First Day Climb

First Day of the New Year -- Start off the New Year with a climb to the top of Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

An angler on the beach at sunset.


Spring and fall at Cape Lookout offer what many consider to be some of the best fishing on the Atlantic Coast.

Tents on the sand.


Ah, camping at the beach. Sea, sand, sun, brilliant sunsets, and dark skies.

A group of terns in the surf.


With over 250 species to be found, birding is a year-round activity at the seashore.

Last updated: December 1, 2018

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