Fodor's Expert Review Cape Lookout Beach

Cape Lookout National Seashore Beach

White sand beaches, blue-green waters, and a tall lighthouse mark this quiet beach at the southern tip of Cape Lookout National Seashore. A boat is the only way to get here. Passenger ferries leave from Harkers Island and Beaufort, while passenger and vehicle ferries leave from Davis and Atlantic. Land on the sound side, then walk across a path to the beach, where you'll be greeted by a long beach strand full of seashells, including large whelk shells. In-season, you can also climb the lighthouse tower or tour a museum in the keeper's quarters. Amenities: toilets. Best for: solitude; sunrise; sunset; swimming; walking.

Beach Body Of Water/Waterfall Nautical Site/Lighthouse Park (National/State/Provincial) Green Historical Free Family

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Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina  USA

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Beach free; $16 round-trip pedestrian ferry from Harkers Island, $35 from Beaufort; vehicle ferry from Davis is $80 to $150 (pedestrian $16); vehicle ferry from Atlantic $75 to $95 (pedestrian $14), Ferry dates vary but are generally closed Oct. or Nov.–Feb.

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