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Cape Lookout National Seashore

This landmark on the coastal region of the state is the last barrier island of the Outer Banks and contains a beautiful lighthouse that visitors to the area can climb. The area is also known for camping in cabins, fishing, boating, diving, beach fishing, or just relaxing on the beach. Cape Lookout is only accessible by passenger ferry or private boat and is under federal protection by the National Parks Service.

Nearby Landmarks: Shackleford Banks (Home of the wild horses), Core Sound, Pamlico Sound, Portsmouth Island and Village, Cape Hatteras, the Crystal Coast, Beaufort NC, Morehead City, Harkers Island, and Atlantic Beach

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Cape Hatteras

This area in coastal NC is in the middle of the Outer Banks and is the farthest point in the eastern part of the state. Cape Hatteras also contains a well known lighthouse and is also worldwide known for it’s inshore fishing, offshore fishing, remote beaches, and quaint southern features. This local area is a popular tourist destination year-around.

Nearby Landmarks: Cape Lookout, Pamlico Sound, Ocracoke Island, Albemarle Sound, Buxton NC, Graveyard Of The Atlantic Museum, Frisco, and Avon. Cape Hatteras does have passenger ferry to it but is also accessible by Highway 12.

Cape Fear

This area in coastal North Carolina is actually a region for the area around the Cape Fear River near Wilmington NC and stretches inland for about 70 miles. This area also has two lighthouses as landmarks, that being the Cape Fear Lighthouse and Oak Island Lighthouse.

Nearby Landmarks: Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach, Oak Island, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach.

Cape Carteret NC

This town is located in the western portion of Carteret County NC on the Crystal Coast. This town sits on Bogue Sound and is very close to the White Oak River.

Nearby Landmarks: Emerald Isle NC, Onslow County, Bogue Sound, and Cedar Point.


Considering Hatteras, Lookout, Fear, and the town in Carteret County, which of these areas have you visited and what is some information you think readers of this website doing research on the coastal region of the state might like to know?

From a tourism and visitor standpoint, what are some questions you have about these areas in Eastern NC?

The most heavily populated area in this database will be the Cape Fear region and City of Wilmington. The most remote location will be Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks.

References to the wild horses living on nearby barrier islands will be accessible by Cape Lookout.

Use the discussion form below and tell us about information, or ask questions.


Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

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