History & Culture

A boy plays in front of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
Although Cape Lookout National Seashore is well known for its surf fishing, wide beaches, wild horses, and shore birds, the area also boasts a rich and colorful human history. These islands have been home to fishermen, whalers, and stockmen. They have borne witness to shipwrecks and daring rescues. Take a moment to journey through the human struggles and triumphs that occurred on these islands.

Last updated: February 7, 2017

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131 Charles St
Harkers Island, NC 28531


(252) 728-2250

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