A place to engage your senses The sound of ocean waves, the starry night sky, or the calm of the salt marshes, you can experience it all. Shaped by the forces of water, wind, and storms these islands are ever changing. The plants, wildlife, and people who live here adapt continually. Whether you are walking on the beach, kayaking on the sound, or climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse there is something for everyone to explore!

I love this area, nice beaches, old style beach towns

can't really rate it because we didn't finish the trail. but here are some tips: don't bring your dog; no pets allowed but we drove 45 minutes with our dog so we hiked with our dog. wear light hiking boots or sneakers. too many sand spurs for sandals ( not good for the dog either ). it was too hot in August ; do the trail in cooler weather. will come back and try again this winter without the dog.

Perfect for a short outing with my wife and dog. The dunes and pines trees were beautiful. Lots of fiddler crabs on our walk. The viewing area over looking the salt marsh was scenic with several bird species among them plovers. Tied to locate the geo cache in this area but apparently needs maintenance. Watch out for poison ivy if you venture off the beaten path, its everywhere. We didn't see anyone else. Also, a few spots had mosquitos and greenies so bring repellant.

Easy walking.
Wonderful birds.