Harkers Island Travel Guide

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    Video about the seashore and lighthouse
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    Ferry schedule
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Harkers Island Things to Do

  • Cape Lookout National Seashore

    Cape Lookout National Seashore might be comprised of remote barrier islands, but it has plenty of options once you arrive. You can swim, kayak, fish, camp, or simply soak in the sun. On this portion of the southern Outer Banks and in its surrounding waters, you can find four species of sea turtles, more than 250 species of birds, and a herd of...

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  • Sun, surf, sand, and (relative) solitude

    Cape Lookout National Seashore might be comprised of remote barrier islands, but it has plenty of options once you arrive. You can swim, kayak, fish, camp, or simply soak in the sun. On this portion of the southern Outer Banks and in its surrounding waters, you can find four species of sea turtles, more than 250 species of birds, and a herd of...

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  • Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

    We saw this building in 2005 (photos 2 and 3) but did not visit as we were not sure it was open.It is a new building "at the end of the road" near the Cape Lookout Seashore Visitor's Center on Harkers Island. I also wasn't sure if it was actually a museum or was a gallery and gift shop. It apparently has a great collection of hand carved decoys,...

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Harkers Island Restaurants

  • Awesome Dining!!!

    Let me say that my family and I have been on vacation for nearly two weeks (including travel time). On our next to last day we ventured to Harkers Island and found the Captain's Choice. The Saturday seafood buffet had just started and boy were we glad! No doubt this was the best fried seafood I've ever eaten. I was a bit apprehensive as the fried...

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  • Steer Away

    Captain's Choice Let me begin the review by stating, unequivocally, that I have NEVER had such a horrible dining experience. This establishment located on Harker's Island boasts a "seafood buffet". Someone should give the owners a dictionary. Their definitions of "seafood" and "buffet" are clearly lacking. The offerings on the buffet, served only...

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  • Surf and Ice Cream?

    I had hoped that we might have lunch somewhere along the way in Harkers Island or Beaufort or even Morehead City and this place was one that I considered. But neither of us was particularly hungry, so we didn't stop. I thought the shrimp boat on the roof was an interesting touch. According to the internet, this is a full service restaurant...

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