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North Carolina's Most Overlooked Beaches

Popular North Carolina beaches like Cape Hatteras are just the start to the state's many great beaches. Discover the coastline's most overlooked beaches, neither too remote nor too crowded.

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Horses at Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina
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Cape Lookout

See wild mustang horses at Cape Lookout National Seashore. The protected area comprises 3 barrier islands -- on Shackleford Banks is where you’ll see the horses. Take a ferry from nearby Harkers Island, and explore the undeveloped islands that await. In addition to horse watching, enjoy fishing, shelling, camping, climbing Cape Lookout Lighthouse and touring historic villages (Cape Lookout and Portsmouth Village).

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