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Address: 131 Charles Street, Harkers Island, NC
Phone Number: +1 252-728-2250
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Popular recreation area for surf fishing and shelling, these 28,500 acres...

Popular recreation area for surf fishing and shelling, these 28,500 acres of undeveloped barrier islands are accessible only by boat

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I was at Fort Macon and decided to call Cape Lookouts visitor center. I was interested in camping on the island. The lady gave me the information I needed, which was "Yes you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was at Fort Macon and decided to call Cape Lookouts visitor center. I was interested in camping on the island. The lady gave me the information I needed, which was "Yes you can camp. Enjoy your time at Fort Macon and then come right over." It was that easy. Once i got there I had just missed the 12... More 

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Thank DanaGage
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful....many, many choices. Try to make reservations for ferry service in advance. This was a one day trip for myself & 3 friends....fly fishing on Shackleford Banks. Beautiful, clear water...perfect casting right across from Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Caught a variety of fish. Round trip ferry was $25 PP.....operators were right on time both ways. If you have never been, just... More 

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Thank Grady A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those that enjoy beautiful scenery and a pleasant walk along the beach, this is the place to go. Ferry Ride enjoyable and convenient. Will be returning.

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Thank Susan B
Myrtle Beach, Sc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there just for few days with out Microlite camper and jeep. Caught some fish, explored the historical sites. Amazing time.

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Thank Ken2fortax
Newport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place with no trash. Water is clear like the Bahamas and very clean. Great historical site with exhibits. Can only get there by boat or ferry

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can take a ferry or your own boat. We take our boat and spend the day. Great place to swim, picnic and just hang out. Lighthouse is a great backdrop for photos from your boat.

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Thank Kathi M
Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were fortunate enough to get a cabin on Long Point on North Core Banks. Probably the greatest 3 days ever spent on vacation. Took the ferry from Atlantic. Great service! Rick & Kari were great. The cabins were merely feet from the beach. Everything in the cabin was just as advertised on the website, It was incredibly beautiful. One... More 

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Thank Dennis B
Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I took the ferry from Harkers Island, stopped for a while to see the ponies on shackleford island to see the ponies and then over to Cape Lookout. I took the tour by four wheeler to see the historic town and the point. I am so glad I did. What a great place. Good beaches and just so great to... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Arrived and purchased ferry tickets for the 15 minute boat ride to the lighthouse and beach. On the way, we slowed down to see the horses on the adjacent island: wonderful. There is very limited amenities. It is a national park: so there is a gift shop and bathrooms. The lighthouse is a easy climb up and there is a... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Best to plan ahead for this trip - even making a reservation for the ferry to the island. That is especially true during peak season. Yes, you do need to take a ferry to get to the island. It is $16 per adult. I would recommend planning about 2 to 3 hours for a visit. If you want to climb... More 

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