Cape Lookout National Seashore is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Operating hours for visitor centers and other services will vary throughout the year.
Harkers Island Visitor Center
Beaufort Visitor Information Center
Light Station Visitor Center & Keepers' Quarters Museum
The Cabin Offices at Great Island and Long Point
Portsmouth Village Visitor Center
Park Administrative Offices
Services Available Seasonally
Ferry service for passengers to Shackleford Banks and to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse is available all year (weather dependent). Passenger ferries to Portsmouth Village, and passenger and vehicle ferries to Great Island Cabin area and Long Point Cabin area is available from mid-March through December. Check directly with the ferry service for availability, schedules and fees.
Beach shuttle transportation from the Cape Lookout Light Station to the point of Cape Lookout is available from mid-May to mid-September.
Cabin rentals are available from mid-March to the end of November.
Last updated: July 1, 2021