National Seashores: America’s Protected Coastal Treasures

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From swimming, hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing, National Seashores allow visitors to connect with nature in its most unspoiled form. 

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The journey starts from the windblown shores of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, It offers fishing, hiking, and beachcombing along miles of unspoiled shoreline.

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore, in Massachusetts, offers a breathtaking landscape of sandy beaches, marshes, ponds, and lighthouses punctuating the rugged coastline.

Cape Cod National Seashore

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Padre Island National Seashore, in Texas, is a stunning barrier island along the coast of Texas, where you can explore 70 miles of sun-drenched beaches.

Padre Island National Seashore

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From its lighthouse to the rugged cliffs and secluded beaches, Point Reyes National Seashore in California showcases the untouched beauty of the Pacific coastline.

Point Reyes National Seashore

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This New York seashore offers wildlife, historical sites like the Fire Island Lighthouse, and leisure activities such as swimming and sunbathing.

Fire Island National Seashore

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Assateague Island National Seashore is home to wild horses that wander freely along the shoreline. The island is located on the borders of Maryland and Virginia.

Assateague Island National Seashore

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In North Carolina, Cape Lookout is a hidden treasure accessible only by boat or ferry. It’s known for the Cape Lookout Lighthouse with its distinct checkered daymark.

Cape Lookout National Seashore

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