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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

North Carolina Highway 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
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Get out of the crowd! Run from Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. This is the gem of OBX. If you have a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bigsurwildflower
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Comparable to Hawaii but on the East Coast!

Wow! The drive to Hatteras from Kitty Hawk North Carolina was beautiful. Sand dunes line the road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nita3216
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Winsted, Connecticut
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A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nags head” (38 reviews)
“cape hatteras” (45 reviews)
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North Carolina Highway 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27954
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"national seashore"
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"nags head"
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"cape hatteras"
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"miles and miles"
in 17 reviews
"the outer banks"
in 53 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 17 reviews
"coquina beach"
in 6 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 7 reviews
"warm water"
in 6 reviews
"kitty hawk"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 11 reviews
"four wheel drive"
in 5 reviews
"pea island"
in 8 reviews
"off season"
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"the east coast"
in 11 reviews
"surf fishing"
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"mother nature"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get out of the crowd! Run from Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. This is the gem of OBX. If you have a 4WD, get the ORV pass. $50 for 10 days. Yes, it’s expensive, but Sooooo worth it! The ORV beaches are more secluded.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! The drive to Hatteras from Kitty Hawk North Carolina was beautiful. Sand dunes line the road and offer a very tropical feel to the drive while getting to Hatteras. We visited the Hatteras lighthouse and read about its intriguing history. But for us the...More

1  Thank Nita3216
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Experienced this shore the island villages, beaches, and nature. Enjoyed every bit of bit. Will go back to spend longer time here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A national treasure. The new expanded bookstore has allowed the keepers' quarters to be expanded for museum displays. The light and the Cape have a long and storied history well worth discovering. One can also climb the 248 steps to the top of the lighthouse...More

1  Thank blueguyredcounty
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our day trip to Hatteras, there were public accesses as we went, all part of the National Seashore. Coming back, we pulled over at one to check it out. Despite the clouds and rain, people were on the beach. You can bring your vehicle...More

2  Thank cornmanrichards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vacationing on the OBX cannot be beat. The weather for the week was perfect. The guys caught fish - enough for a dinner for the group (8). The fireworks from the Avon pier were phenomenal!! Best show ever!! We love visiting that week because of...More

Thank wiinks2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cape Hatteras lighthouse is worth the trip from wherever you are staying on the OBX!! Great amenities, museum, and access to climb to the top of the lighthouse for spectacular 360 degree vistas! There is a fee to climb the 257 stairs!! Hatteras is also...More

Thank fred e
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we were bummed the lighthouse was closed due to a thinderstorm, we still enjoyed the museum & especially liked the story of how the lighthouse moved almost 1,500 ft from it's original home. We walked out onto the beach near the point &...More

Thank lisa s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first trip to the Outer Banks. Such a beautiful place & the beaches are spectacular! Can’t wait to go again.

1  Thank Vicki M
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Been going to see the lighthouse for years. First time that we went as it was getting dark. Even walked out onto the lighthouse beach to get pictures of the lighthouse lit up. Just beautiful!!

Thank Sheri M
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sonja7330
June 15, 2017|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
only a two-lane road to cross if you must. Some parking on both sides in places, some with restrooms.
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Linda W
June 30, 2015|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
Ocracoke's ponies are penned up off the northern beach road; sometimes you see one or two, maybe not, from a small viewing platform. Can't get anywhere near them! In Currituck area, you need to pay about $50 for a buggy... More
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