Cape Lookout

5/5 (2 reviews)
Fresh salty air, the low rumble of the mighty Atlantic Ocean's surf, and a pristine undeveloped beach await you at Cape Lookout. Uninhabited and reachable only by a small ferry that runs just a few times a day, it is the perfect spot for secluded beachcombing, camping, fishing, bird watching, and s... Read More
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Highlights of Cape Lookout

Camping Category Icon Camping
Sand Category Icon Sand
Water Category Icon Water
Highest Elevation
10 ft
Shape of Trail
Other Shapes
Typically Open
3/10 - 12/31
Best Direction
South
Nearest Town
Davis
Nearest Services
Davis
Management Agency
National Park Service
District
Cape Lookout National Seashore

Overview

Fresh salty air, the low rumble of the mighty Atlantic Ocean's surf, and a pristine undeveloped beach await you at Cape Lookout. Uninhabited and reachable only by a small ferry that runs just a few times a day, it is the perfect spot for secluded beachcombing, camping, fishing, bird watching, and shelling. The distance from one end to the other takes all day to drive. There are several historical sights, such as the namesake lighthouse and the Historical Village that once was home to troops staging for their trip to Europe in World War II. It is the perfect location to spend several days relaxing, decompressing, and reconnecting with the most essential things in life.

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24 Waypoints
74 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
2 Community Reviews
1 Video
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