Cape Lookout Beach Getaways

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The Cape Lookout seashore is a 55 mile long section of the Outer Banks of North Carolina running from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast. The three undeveloped barrier islands which make up the seashore - North Core Banks, South Core Banks and Shackleford Banks - may seem barren and isolated but they offer many natural and historical features that can make a visit very rewarding.

During the summer months, the lighthouse staff offer interpretive programs. Sightseeing and shell collecting are favorite activities along with fishing, swimming, bird-watching and photography. Camping and lodging are nearby. Bike riding is popular along the North Carolina seashore roads. Cape Lookout National Seashore's Visitor Center is located on the eastern end of Harkers Island, approximately 20 mi. (30 km) east of Beaufort, NC and 30 mi. (50 km)south of the Cedar Island terminus of the Cedar Island - Ocracoke Ferry