"Jumpoff Point for Cape Lookout" Harkers Island by grandmaR

Harkers Island Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 17 photos

From our condo in Atlantic Beach we took a day trip to Harker's Island, so I could I get a stamp for the Cape Lookout National Seashore at the VIsitor's center. We looked through the scope at the lighthouse and saw a video tape about the seashore.

We looked through the scope at the lighthouse and saw a video tape about the seashore. The lighthouse has a diamond pattern on it to distinguish it from Hatteras and Bodie Island. They call this area "The Crystal Coast".

It is a ghost town because when Hatteras Inlet was opened by a hurricane, all the ship traffic went there. It has been and is being restored by the park service.

You can't get out there except by boat, and this time of year the boats don't run much. Also it is very windy. I took some photos of a kite surfer practicing just off the island.

  • Last visit to Harkers Island: Mar 2005
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