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Cape Hatteras

Listed under Coastlines in Appalachian States, United States.

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A curly lighthouse not an X famously marks this cape, which is the most south easterly point of north America, and a battered rift of currently shifting sand bars pushed around by the cold water of the Labrador Current and the warm water of the Florida Current, are the real geographic markers. These dramatic sands have claimed enough ships to give them the nickname the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’. As well as the changeable sands the weather is hurricane prone, so the whole sandy island of Hatteras is an ever altering creature, both a good and bad thing for the amazingly adaptable plants and animal life protected by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The lighthouse is worth mentioning as a feature because it’s – at time of writing – the tallest brick lighthouse in the world and the tallest lighthouse in the US.

Come here to fish, sail, collect shells or just stroll on a beach that seems fresh every time.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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