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Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Harkers Island

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is a 163-foot high lighthouse located on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. It flashes every 15 seconds and is visible at least 12 miles out to sea and up to 19 miles. The Cape Lookout Light is one of the very few lighthouses that operate during the day. It became fully automated in 1950. The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is the only such structure in the United States to bear the checkered daymark, intended not only for differentiation between similar light towers, but also to show direction. The center of the black diamonds points in a north-south direction, while the center of the white diamonds points east-west.
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  • The walk up the light house is well worth the view. You can see for many miles. The climb is fairly easy & there is also a trail out to the beach. This week it was free but normally it's 8.00  more »
  • After a scenic drive to the end of the road there is a parking lot, visitors center and ferry service to take you out onto the islands. Very helpful staff, very informative visitor center and fun ferr...  more »
  • If you like visiting lighthouses, you will really enjoy this one! First you make reservations to ride a ferry at the Harkers Island Visitors Center. It's a 15 minute ride out to the island. If you're ...  more »
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  • Island express ferry service is very knowledgeable in the history of the islands. I definitely recommend doing the 4 hour trip. Captain Tom is a great guide.
  • The lighthouse was incredible to look at from the outside. The island was amazing. I wish the lighthouse were open to the public when I was there but they were only letting a couple school groups use it.
  • Grab the Ferry and bring your beach chair. Didn't want to leave the beach when our time was up for our return
  • this experience was amazing! I'll go there every summer now.
  • loved it its worth the drive