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Cape Lookout Lighthouse

3 miles south of Shell Point on Harkers Island, Harkers Island, NC 28531
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Cape Look out

A must see location. Take the bush truck to the point. Best sea shells ever. Amazing beaches. For... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
162digger
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Beaufort, South Carolina
Amazing place to visit

Me and my wife had decided we had wanted to do a little something different for our anniversary so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dukebdevil08
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3 miles south of Shell Point on Harkers Island, Harkers Island, NC 28531
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"light house"
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"cape lookout"
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"worth the climb"
in 6 reviews
"wild horses"
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"ferry ride"
in 10 reviews
"house museum"
in 2 reviews
"the north carolina coast"
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"in great shape"
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"both sides"
in 3 reviews
"return trip"
in 4 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"visit the gift shop"
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"couple hours"
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"fun outing"
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"afraid of heights"
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"harker's island"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank 162digger
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We took the ferry from Harker's Island to Cape Lookout Lighthouse. The volunteers there were very helpful and knowledgable about the area and the lighthouse. We loved the views from the top of the lighthouse. You can also shell and swim and explore the island...More

Thank dmallen32
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

What a view! I highly recommend climbing the lighthouse. The view and the breeze on top is spectacular. I’m glad we climbed up there.

Thank Stefanie P
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The light house is one of my favorites in nc! I went to the island on a family boat and we swam in the bay, explored the island and enjoyed the beach. I can not speak to the ferry but the sound is great for...More

Thank Jedediah S
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LilyinWisconsin
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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Gina B
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
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steelersvixen
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
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