View a schedule of Ranger Programs here. Ranger programs are offered spring through October, with expanded programming offered Memorial Day through Labor Day.
First Light of Freedom
Thomas Hariot Trail
Etheridge Point BeachAt Etheridge Point, a small, sandy, southside beach is the perfect place to explore the calm waters of the sound. The sound is usually calmer and warmer than the ocean, and is a great place to play, swim, or just relax in the water.
Etheridge Point provides some of the most expansive views of the Outer Banks. From this location, you can see Jockey's Ridge, the Wright Brother's Monument, and Colington Island.
This beach is not lifeguarded. All pets must be on a leash for the safety of the park wildlife and other visitors.
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site allows fishing as a means of providing for public enjoyment, and customary and traditional use, and regulates fishing to ensure that it is managed in a manner that avoids unacceptable impacts to park resources. Read more about fishing the Albemarle Sound at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
Last updated: September 5, 2023