Extending 55 miles along North Carolina's Outer Banks from Oracoke Inlet in the north to Beaufort Inlet in the south, Cape Lookout National Seashore includes Porsmouth Island, Core Banks and Shackleford Banks. Approximately 28,500 acres of undeveloped barrier islands lie within the national seashore. Cape Lookout is accessible only by boat; on-island transportation is limited. Passenger ferries leave from Harkers Island, Atlantic and Davis, except in winter. Popular recreation includes shelling and surf fishing. An 1859 lighthouse near Cape Lookout Point is operational; rustic cabins are available for rent seasonally.