Hiking at the Beach

By on July 29, 2020

(Outer Banks Forever)

This easy 2.5 mile round trip trail at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site winds through the maritime forest with towering loblolly pines and old growth live oaks. It finishes at a tucked away beach along the Croatan sound with beautiful views.

It’s an out-and-back hike which typically takes around 1-1.5 hours to complete. It’s easy to reach the trailhead from the Fort Raleigh Visitor Center by taking the paved path toward the Elizabethan Gardens entrance.

Then explore Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, England’s First Home in the New World. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects and preserves known portions of England’s first New World settlements from 1584 to 1590. This site also preserves the cultural heritage of the Native Americans, European Americans and African Americans who have lived on Roanoke Island.




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