Shackleford Banks, Harkers Island

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  • Seeing the wild horses was worth every penny of the ferry fee! We spent two hours exploring the island and had a blast. Be aware there are no restroom facilities on the island and depending on...  more »
  • At first, I thought they were great. We overslept and they graciously moved our tour to the following day. But then at 8:26 AM as we were pulling in to park, after getting up early and driving half...  more »
  • We spent 5 hours exploring the island. We enjoyed walking along the beach. Easy to cool off in the ocean. We found several shells, although only one large Whelk shell this time. We then went inland.....  more »
  • Daughter and I loved the horses and the beach. Even found a few nice shells. Keep it clean people its a beautiful place.
  • My favorite escape location, natural beach beauty at its best. Be sure to bring everything you need (water) as the beach, horses, trails, and a small restroom is the only thing there is here.
  • Wish there were at least rustic natural benches. Totally natural beach. You might have to do some walking to find horses.
  • Great day at the beach as my family watched horses pass by and the little ones played in the ride pools. Be warned of fiddler crabs. I stepped on one and got a pinch on the toe.
  • Worth the trip! Beautiful unspoiled beach! Wild horses are amazing and great place for shelling! We packed a picnic lunch for the day! Suggest wearing good shoes, bringing an umbrella to get out of the sun, and lots of bottled water and sunscreen!

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