Enjoying EarthSky? Subscribe.

258,887 subscribers and counting ...

Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island is a barrier island varying from 25 to 40 miles off North Carolina’s coast. It’s part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. A stargazer wrote in 2016: “Between the 7 villages, in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, are some of the darkest night skies on the eastern seaboard. You can drive to the island…read more »

Hatteras Island is a barrier island varying from 25 to 40 miles off North Carolina’s coast. It’s part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. A stargazer wrote in 2016: “Between the 7 villages, in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, are some of the darkest night skies on the eastern seaboard. You can drive to the island from the north, or take a ferry from Ocracoke Island to the south. The national seashore is well on its way to qualifying as an International Dark Sky Park and access is free … just take a chair out on the sound or ocean beaches.”

Deborah Byrd

MORE ARTICLES