The North Carolina Coast

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  • 1. Bodie Island Light Station

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    The original Bodie (pronounced "body") lighthouse was constructed in 1847 but had to be abandoned in 1859 because of structural issues; the...Read More

  • 2. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    Authorized by Congress in 1794 to help prevent shipwrecks, this was the first lighthouse built in the region. The original structure was lost...Read More

  • 3. Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

    Historic District/Site

    The restored lifesaving station is now a museum that tells the story of the brave people who manned 29 stations that once lined the Outer Banks...Read More

  • 4. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This refuge, at the north end of Hatteras Island, consists of 5,834 acres of marsh on the Atlantic Flyway, plus 25,700 acres of refuge waters...Read More

  • 5. Coquina Beach

    Beach–Sight

    In the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, but just a few miles south of Nags Head off North Carolina Highway 12, at mile marker 26, Coquina is...Read More

  • 6. Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center

    Native American Site

    A collection of Native American artifacts fills this museum. Galleries display native art from across the United States as well as relics from...Read More

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