Cape Lookout National Seashore



Cape Lookout National Seashore Information

Cape Lookout National Seashore protects the southernmost section of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, just east of the mainland.

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 make a visit memorable.

Visitors can become a Junior Ranger, go kayaking or horseback riding, sunbathe on the beach, or even visit historic homes and museums on the seashore.

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