Cape Lookout National Seashore is a preserved portion of the Outer Banks. It features two historic villages, as well as a visitors center on Harkers Island. The area protects wildlife such as egrets, wild horses, and lightning whelks! The most notable part of the Seashore is the Lighthouse that dominates the preserve.
The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is a 163-foot high lighthouse and flashes every 15 seconds. It is one of the very few lighthouses that operate during the day and is the only such structure in the United States to bear the checkered daymark!