Cape Lookout National Seashore
|When the shore is a distant line|
Cape Lookout is another of the barrier island parks typical of this section of the Atlantic seaboard. It is, for all purposes, a southern extension of Cape Hatteras. The seashore consists of three islands that extend more than 50 miles and offer numerous paddling opportunities.
There are four public launch sites: East Harkers Island, West Harkers Island, and two at the Beaufort Waterfront. Primitive camping is allowed without a permit, and there are no designated campgrounds. Numerous coves and inlets typify the inner shore, while long miles of straight beach are the rule on the Atlantic side.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication