Evening at the Cape

Cape Lookout Lighthouse at night with a moon in the sky and light showing from the lantern room at the top

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This special program is on hold until lighthouse repairs are complete.

This program, when it is available once again, will be offered on select dates during the months of June, July, August, September and October. Bring your own flashlight and experience the island and the lighthouse as the keepers did: in the dark of night. Hear stories of the light keepers, watch the sunset and moon and stars come out on the unlit beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Discover a different side to your favorite beach!

There is a cost of the program which includes the ferry fee and is non-refundable (weather dependent). Reservations are required. There will be only one ferry trip on each date for Evening at the Cape. The ferry will depart Harkers Island at 7:30 pm and return at about 10:00 pm for the June & July programs. Departure and return times will be adjusted for the August, September and October programs as the sunset will occur earlier.

(Help for GPS users: 1800 Island Road, Harkers Island, 28531 will bring you to the main parking lot at the Harkers Island Visitors Center)

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own. Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older). Footwear is required as well. Learn more about climbing the lighthouse...

Reservations for the evening programs will be accepted on Monday of the week prior to each month's dates. All reservations must be made online through Recreation.gov. You will need to create a profile (or account) on this website before you can complete your reservation.

Evening at the Cape Program Dates

Programs on hold until lighthouse repairs are complete

Last updated: February 7, 2024

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131 Charles St
Harkers Island, NC 28531


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