Cape Lookout National Seashore
On Cape Lookout you can have a picnic, go scuba diving, collect sea shells,
play on the beach, relax under one its shelters or even
pitch a tent. You can visit the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
You cannot climb the lighthouse, but there are trails that
you will enjoy hiking. Other activities include swimming,
taking a Ranger program, shelling, fishing, bird watching,
boating. During summer months there are special events and classes that
the whole family will find interesting.
A special treat on Cape Lookout is Horse watching.
With more than 100 wild horses roaming free along
the Shackleford Banks area, you will want to be sure to
have binoculars handy. Although the horses are often seen
peacefully grazing, they can cause serious injury to each
other as well as anyone who approaches them. Be careful as these horses are armed and dangerous.
Hours: Open 24/7/365
Directions: Only one section of Cape Lookout National
Seashore is reachable by car -- the Visitor Center located
on the eastern end of Harkers Island, approximately 20 mi
east of Beaufort, NC and 30 mi south of the Cedar Island terminus
of the North Carolina State Ferry route from Ocracoke Island
to Cedar Island.