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Cape Lookout National Seashore

Cape Lookout National Seashore is a 56 mile long section of the Outer Banks of North Carolina running from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast. The three undeveloped barrier islands that make up the seashore -- North Core Banks, South Core Banks, and Shackleford Banks -- may seem barren and isolated but they offer many natural and historical features that can make a visit very rewarding. Nesting shorebirds and sea turtles make these islands environmentally valuable. American Oystercatchers and other shorebirds find plenty to eat in the mudflats and shorelines in the protected area.

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