Explore the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station Historic Site

Exploring the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site is a journey back in time through the rich maritime history and heroic tales of the United States Life-Saving Service. Nestled along the scenic Outer Banks of North Carolina, this site offers a glimpse into the courageous efforts of the brave souls who risked their lives to rescue shipwrecked victims. This is just one of the many thrilling sites and activities to see when you book your Outer Banks trip in one of the vacation rentals offered by Atlantic Realty.  Take advantage of our Fun N Sun Pass Program and enjoy a complimentary admission to the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station museum.

Atlantic Realty offers a remarkable array of vacation rentals that cater to every traveler’s needs and preferences. Choose an Outer Banks vacation rental that will be the perfect home away from home. After a day of adventure, you can relax in our properties, which feature amenities like private pools, theater rooms, game rooms, and more!

Explore the Chicamacomico Lifesaving station and museum
Explore the Chicamacomico Lifesaving station and museum

Overview of the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station 

When you visit the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station Historic Site, you will learn about North Carolina’s first trained, shore-based rescue responders and the early history of the US Life-Saving Service/US Coast Guard. Come and explore two stations and five buildings at the most complete historic site of the nation’s remaining life-saving stations. This historic site is protected and preserved by the Chicamacomico Historical Association. 

The Mirlo Rescue conducted by the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station is recognized as one of the best rescues in maritime services history by the US Coast Guard. During World War I, the Chicamacomico crew saved 42 sailors from the British tanker Mirlo. The boat from this famous rescue in 1918 is kept in the original Chicamacomico building.

Tour the Beginning of US Life-Saving Service/US Coast Guard

You’ll begin your tour of the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station with a brief overview of the history of the US Life Saving Service and how this historic site has played an important role. You’ll watch a video and receive a brochure that will explain everything you need to know to access the five exhibit buildings. 

Exploring the Outer Banks while staying in one of the premium vacation rentals offered by Atlantic Realty will create lasting memories, whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a mix of both!

Top Things To Do in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Exploring the many fun things to do at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a journey that reconnects you with the raw beauty of the natural world. Tucked on the North Carolina Outer Banks, this protected stretch of coastline is a haven for those seeking a unique coastal experience. 

Book an unforgettable vacation to the Outer Banks with Atlantic Realty. Choose your Outer Banks vacation rental from our selection of OBX rentals featuring amenities like theater rooms, private pools, and oceanfront views. We can’t wait to welcome you to the trip of a lifetime! 

The natural beauty of Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Where Is the Cape Hatteras National Seashore?

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore stretches over 70 miles of barrier islands along the NC Atlantic Coast. The area is often called the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” due to its numerous shipwrecks off its coast during its rich maritime past. 

4 Things To Do in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Beach Activities 

There are plenty of fun things to do on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches. You can enjoy kite flying, picnicking, and shelling on the almost 70 miles of beach. Three historic lighthouses have options for tours. Off-road vehicles are another great way to explore the Cape Hatteras beaches. When the sun sets, you and your companions can huddle up by a beach fire. 

Fishing at the Cape Hatteras 

Fishing is one of the most popular things to do on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The spring and fall are the best time to enjoy fishing at Cape Hatteras, but motivated anglers can find catches all year round. The Oregon Inlet Fishing Center in Nags Head has one of the eastern seaboard’s most modern and largest charter boat fishing fleets. The Avon Fishing Pier is world renowned for its many record-breaking catches, especially with Red Drum fish.

Hiking at the Cape Hatteras 

Exploring the hiking trails is one of the best things to do on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to see the most remote parts. The Buxton Woods Trail loop starts and ends at the Buxton Woods Picnic. It will take you up close to the diverse maritime forest ecosystem and some of the highest points on Hatteras Island. The Open Ponds Trail is 9 miles out and back and winds along maritime forests, dunes, and the British Cemetery. 

Nature Viewing & Photography

One of the most wonderful things to do at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is wildlife viewing, where you can capture beautiful photos. Come and gander at a herd of banker ponies, wildflowers, over 400 bird species, and more. The Bodie Island Marsh Blind wildlife-viewing platform is a great spot for visitors to observe the natural and distinctive beauty of the Outer Banks. 

Book your stay in one of Atlantic Realty’s Vacation Rental Homes, just a short drive away from Cape Hatteras National Seashore and explore the endless adventurous things to do there! 

Explore the Dare County Civil War Trail

The Dare County Civil War Trail offers a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of events that shaped American history. The North Carolina Outer Banks overflow in American history spanning all the way back to the first attempted English Colony on American soil. Book your trip today with Atlantic Realty!

Atlantic Realty has provided travelers with a lovely array of Outer Banks vacation rentals for over four decades. Our team of experienced professionals has deep roots in the region and is dedicated to helping guests find their ideal Outer Banks vacation rental. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a group retreat, Atlantic Realty has a diverse portfolio of OBX rentals to suit every need and budget.

First Light of Freedom Market at Fort Raleigh
First Light of Freedom Marker . Photographer: Tom Bosse

Venture on the Dare County Civil War Trail

Book your trip with Atlantic Realty to immerse yourself in American history!

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