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South Core Banks -- Beach Camping

Cape Lookout National Seashore

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Enjoy a unique camping experience along the ocean beach of this long barrier island, accessible only by ferry. Campers can choose to tent- or vehicle camp (4x4 highly recommended), and must be aware that there are no hard surfaces or camp sites on the island. Be sure to adhere to the Leave No Trace principles while enjoying the backcountry-style camping.

Dispersed camping along the ocean beach of this 20 mile long barrier island -- this is backcountry-style camping -- all camping is done directly on the ocean beach, there are no camp sites. This area is reached only by ferry. Both tent camping and vehicle camping is allowed. Vehicles -- 4x4 highly recommended -- must be able to drive on the soft sand of the beach and the sand trail behind the dunes known as the "back road". There are no hard surfaces on the island. Practice Leave No Trace principles.
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Campground Matrix

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