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Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Harkers Island

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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 Cape Lookout Lighthouse is a must do if you visit the Southern Outer Banks. A ferry from Harker's Island runs every hour to take visitors to the island. It is a national park so bring your trash b...  read more »
  • I visited the Cape Lookout Lighthouse for the 1st with my sister, who was visiting in NC. We toured the grounds and played in the ocean and had a great time. 
  • Best to plan ahead for a trip to Cape Lookout Lighthouse - even making a reservation for the ferry to the island. That is especially true during peak season. Yes, you do need to take a ferry to get to...  read more »
  • Loved the entire day from climbing the lighthouse to swimming in the inlet to watching the wild horses swim across the inlet on the ferry ride back. Worth the money!
  • the Cape Lookout lighthouse is an extremely scenic place to visit when you're in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You'll want to make the climb to see the view from the top of the lighthouse. If you're in to landscape photography then this is a must-see. The picture taking opportunities are plentiful.
  • Best experience in my life. Saw the wild horses on the way to the lighthouse. Found the best shells on the beach! Worth the trip!
  • Great ferry ride over got to see the wild horses, our captain pulled up close for us to get some great photos. Lighthouse was wonderful, but a heads up the park does not open up the light house till May 15th. First time at a national seashore,but I loved it. also when leaving we saw a bunch of stingrays. very fun day.
  • It's REALY pritty butifule.
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