Ribbon of Sand

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The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these islands but south of Ocracoke Inlet there rises a luminous bar of sand 60 miles in extent, with no roads, no bridges, no hotels: the wild beaches of Cape Lookout, one of the few remaining natural barrier islands in the world.

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The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim, moving line of sand in the open Atlantic and a destination for vacationers seeking beaches, sun and surf. Many travelers think they know these islands, but south of Ocracoke Inlet rises a luminous bar of sand 60 miles in extent with no roads, no bridges and no hotels. These wild, remote beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore are one of the few remaining natural barrier island systems in the world.

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