Cape Lookout National Seashore

  • Lighthouse at Cape Lookout National Park



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.

Making an Impact

Visiting Cape Lookout National Seashore

Map of the Park

Cape Lookout National Seashore
131 Charles Street
Harkers Island , NC

Parks Near Cape Lookout National Seashore

Image of Rendition of Battle at Moores Creek National Battlefield
The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge was the catalyst for North Carolina's state independence. 12 additional states declared independence shortly thereafter.
Elizabethan Gardens at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site preserves England's first New World settlements and the cultural heritage of Native, European, and African Americans.
Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras
A haven for recreation and reflection, the islands of Cape Hatteras National Seashore are constantly changing by tide, storm, current, and wind.
Image of granite-made Wilbur and Orville Wright Memorial with blue sky
Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, honors the first successful airplane flight, conducted by Wilbur and Orville Wright.
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