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Beautiful views

We took the ferry over to Cape Lookout from Harkers Island. We had to wait til 10am before we... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Stony Point, North Carolina
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This is a must see attraction!

A look back at life the way it was! The lighthouse is over 200 years old and has been beautifully... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Teresa C
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3 miles south of Shell Point on Harkers Island, Harkers Island, NC 28531
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All reviews light house cape lookout worth the climb wild horses ferry ride house museum the north carolina coast in great shape both sides worth the trip return trip self guided tour visit the gift shop couple hours fun outing afraid of heights beach area
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Was looking for something to do on the way back home after vacation, and decided to stop in and mark another lighthouse from my NC list. We parked at the visitor center and hopped the ferry over to the lighthouse. I didn't really know what...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We took the ferry over to Cape Lookout from Harkers Island. We had to wait til 10am before we could climb, but it was worth it. I am scared of heights, but I felt safer to go outside at the top of this lighthouse, since...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

A look back at life the way it was! The lighthouse is over 200 years old and has been beautifully maintained. My grandloves and I climbed the 12 story, 212 steps lighthouse. The view from the top is amazing. The park staff was so nice,...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A must see location. Take the bush truck to the point. Best sea shells ever. Amazing beaches. For swimming stay on the sound side.

1  Thank 162digger
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife had decided we had wanted to do a little something different for our anniversary so we wanted to go see the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.every second we were there we loved this place.the view from the top of lighthouse was amazing and...More

1  Thank dukebdevil08
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We took a ferry boat to cape lookout with Capt Andy and first mate Ken. It was a delight they were very knowledgeable of the area and laid back as we watched the dolphins and wild horses. My daughter is 16 and she even had...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This beautiful lighthouse is iconic to Eastern North Carolina and would be a shame to miss seeing it while you are in the area. There is a self guided tour with plaques along the trail to the lighthouse. Be sure NOT to miss the lighthouse...More

Thank travelingal166
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We went yesterday taking the combo package if Shackleford Banks and the Lighthouse. Saw a number of wild banker horses, beautiful wildflowers and did some shelling along the shore. Some nearby kids were gathering sand dollars. The ferry service is excellent in both equipment and...More

2  Thank BobandKarenZ
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This was a fun litte outing. We took the ferry out, the ferry captain was super nice and very knowledgeable, we saw some wild horses on Shakleford Island which the captain stopped so we could get photos, then he dropped us off at Cape Lookout....More

Thank swiggle1029
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Hi, I'm Paula and I HATE heights. Now that you know me and my phobia, let me tell you that YOU, yes, YOU can also do this lighthouse. How? Well, most lighthouses have grate stairs, meaning that you can see all the way to the...More

Thank Paula B
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9 August 2018|
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Response from Zeke T | Reviewed this property |
dmallen32 answered your question very well. The lighthouse is only 1/4 mile +/- from the Shackleford Banks Island & the ferry has several trips scheduled each day. If you take the 1st ferry in the morning you can spend... More
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18 September 2017|
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Response from Sharonladybug | Reviewed this property |
This lighthouse is supervised by the national park service & has a ticket office. I would check online before I go to see what the hours are & what days they are open. The day we went they didn't have the budget to keep... More
18 August 2017|
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Response from Bernice S | Reviewed this property |
Bring your beach wear,sun screen, sunglasses, towels, flip flops, lunch, buckets, etc. Definitely catch the ferry out 2 CAPE LOOKOUT! It's a 15 minute boat ride. Dock then walk down 2 the pristine clean beach!Catch the... More