Cape Lookout National Seashore Tours

Cape Lookout National Seashore

Cape Lookout National Seashore, on the southern Outer Banks, is wild, beautiful, and remote. This isolated strip of sand is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier island systems in the world. Waves crash, winds blow, currents shift, and storms batter this dynamic landscape, where change is certain and survival difficult. Step off a ferry and into a world where birds outnumber people and wild Shackleford horses roam. Wiggle your toes in the sand, gather shells, and surf cast. In the midst of this changing landscape, the renewal of life is evident. Sea turtles, piping plovers, and American oystercatchers return each year to lay eggs on the same beach where their lives began.      

Join a ranger-guided tour to enhance your exploration of this remote island. Climb the historic lighthouse during the day (sold at park), or join the Horse Sense and Survival tour to walk among the wild horses, enjoy the beach and ocean views and connect with the rhythms of nature. The Evening at the Cape tour offers visitors the chance to walk on the beach, tour the lighthouse keeper's quarters and climb the lighthouse under a full moon, with one of the best night sky views on the east coast.

Cape Lookout National Seashore, on the southern Outer Banks, is wild, beautiful, and remote. This isolated strip of sand is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier island systems in the world. Waves crash, winds blow, currents shift, and storms batter this dynamic landscape, where change is certain and survival difficult. Step off a ferry and into a world where birds outnumber people and wild Shackleford horses roam. Wiggle your toes in the sand, gather shells, and surf cast. In the midst of this changing landscape, the renewal of life is evident. Sea turtles, piping plovers, and American oystercatchers return each year to lay eggs on the same beach where their lives began.      

Join a ranger-guided tour to enhance your exploration of this remote island. Climb the historic lighthouse during the day (sold at park), or join the Horse Sense and Survival tour to walk among the wild horses, enjoy the beach and ocean views and connect with the rhythms of nature. The Evening at the Cape tour offers visitors the chance to walk on the beach, tour the lighthouse keeper's quarters and climb the lighthouse under a full moon, with one of the best night sky views on the east coast.

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No refunds once tour starts. See Facility Rates for fees.

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Mailing Address

131CHARLES STREET Harkers Island NC 28531

Phone Number

252-728-2250

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