Location: Outer Banks, ​N.C.

Known for that distinct, candy cane lighthouse, Cape Hatteras is a part of United States history. Back in 1953, it became the first National Seashore in America, and, at nearly 200 feet, it's the lighthouse is the tallest in the U.S. and among the tallest in the world. Cape Hatteras offers miles upon miles of space ideal for fishing, surfing, and simply observing its tranquil beauty. It’s a true gem of the South.