Greetings from Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Have you ever seen heaven? I think I have, and those who come to Cape Hatteras National Seashore might even consider me to be some kind of ‘Guard’-ian angel. Cape Hatteras has a long history of guardians. From the Lighthouse’s to the Lifesaving Stations, I’m not really looking to fill any shoes because I work a lot better bare-foot. “When you do what you love, You’ll never work a day in your life.” Cape Hatteras N.P.S Lifeguard Services gives visitors a chance to interact with one of the greatest forces of nature on one of the most beautiful and dangerous places on the eastern seaboard under close watch of an elite squad of professional rescuers. Cape Hatteras didn’t earn it’s name 'Graveyard of the Atlantic’ for being a cake-walk, ladies and gentlemen. I am Caha strong+


Cape Hatteras National Seashore

This classic tourist destination became America's first national seashore in 1953 and covers more than 70 miles of coastline and 30,000 acres of beaches, dunes, marshes and woodlands in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The seashore preserves three iconic lighthouses, constructed to aid sailors navigating the cape’s perilous coastline. Visitors will also find a rich diversity of plant and animal life, including more than 360 documented bird species, and a range of historical sites commemorating maritime traditions, Civil War and World War II battles, and the U.S. Lifesaving Service, a predecessor to the Coast Guard.

State(s): North Carolina

Established: 1937

“Meet Brooke Skakle, Cape Hatteras National Park Service Lifeguard. It's native locals like Brooke who are future of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Not only is she a living example of strong, but she is CAHA strong. She know's that ocean awareness is key to visitor safety and that kid's are the future of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. "We have all types of interperation programs within the park to teach visitors about turtles, birds, beach driving or lighthouses- but honestly, the reason all those things exist is because of the ocean. So, shouldn't we be teaching people about the ocean instead?".”

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