Cape Lookout is a 56 mile long section of the Southern Outer Banks in North Carolina. Three undeveloped islands make up the seashore. This photo was taken from South Core Banks on a camping trip where we had a 3 mile stretch of beach to ourselves for almost a week. From my camp chair we could watch the sun rise and set, followed by the full moon doing the same. The sounds of the crashing waves were soothing at first, but after 4 straight days, you will appreciate some quiet time.
While the North and South Core Banks do not have any roads, vehicles are allowed via Ferry access at select operators licenced by the National Park Service. I highly recommend a vehicle with four-wheel drive because having to call a tow truck is gonna cost you about a grand! I had absolutely zero issues with the Jeep Wrangler.
The seashore includes two historic villages on Core Banks, Shackleford’s wild horses, and the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, which has a black-and-white diamond pattern. A visitors center for the seashore is located on Harkers Island.
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