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.Cape Lookout Lighthouse is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Harkers Island Edition.
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The lighthouse was closed for the season. My main reason for going over to the Island was to tent camp. It was awesome. more »
Very cool we sort did self guided tour because we were there on a day they were closed. Not busy season. Must see. more »
I visited this area in July 2015 not 2016. I am giving a review on this area because it does not change. July is not the time to visit. It was a very hot day, the sand was very hot, no real shade. Eve... more »
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Best things to do in Harkers Island
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Visit for: 8h
Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Visit for: 1h 30min
Visit for: 3h
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
Visit for: 1h 30min
Harkers Island Visitor Center
Visit for: 1h 30min
Calico Jack's Marina
Visit for: 2h 30min
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