Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina was dedicated as the first national seashore in 1937. Visitors are drawn to its beaches to discover the unique natural, cultural, and recreational opportunities of the Outer Banks. The park’s three historic lighthouses at Bodie Island, Ocracoke Island, and Hatteras Island stand tall while the land around them is constantly influenced by weather and natural forces. Do you love Cape Hatteras National Seashore? Find out how you can make an even bigger impact through Outer Banks Forever, the official nonprofit partner of your Outer Banks national parks.