Harker's Island North Carolina is located off the coast of North Carolina and a region called Down East NC, part of Carteret County North Carolina. At Happy House Realty we can help you with all of your
real estate needs. Protected from the Atlantic Ocean by the barrier islands of Shackleford Banks and Core Banks, Harkers Island is truly an unspoiled island paradise. For many years, Harkers Island was mainly inaccessible, however today State Road 1335 connects the island to the mainland. If you are looking for Down East NC
real estate near Harkers Island and the many small communities surrounding, browse our North Carolina
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Full of scenic beauty that has remained largely untouched over the years, Harkers Island was first inhabited by the Coree tribe of American Indians. The Coree tribe left little remains of their time on the island, however Shell Point, a large mound of oyster shells located on the eastern point of the island, was created by the tribe and similar large mounds of shells have been found on other islands in the
Europeans that settled on the island mainly fished or invested in the
whaling industry that was booming in the 17th, 18th and 19th
centuries, and for 200 years this area was a booming port. All of
this changed during the latter part of the 19th century, and for quite a long time the island was very remote, with little electricity or phone service. Today, this scenic paradise relies mainly on tourism to keep its economy thriving, and with the Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station the area has received many new jobs over the last few decades. State Parks like Fort Macon State Park, the Cape Lookout National Seashore region, and the park at Shackleford Banks
draw many visitors to the region each summer and keep the area
filled with vacationers. Shackleford Banks is a popular tourist spot as the island is inhabited by a herd of wild horses and visitors often clamor to catch a picture of these famed creatures.
Wild horses are not the only animals that this beautiful region is known for. Harkers Island is also home to the Core Sound Waterfowl Festival, which last year attracted 10,800 attendees. In addition to the festival, the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild was established in 1987 on Harkers Island and maintains the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. The museum includes educational exhibits, historical facts and of course, beautiful pictures, statues and other artifacts related to the waterfowl that is native to Harkers Island NC.
Lucky residents that own a North Carolina beach home on Harkers Island enjoy the great sport fishing, sunbathing, shelling, birding, swimming, and other beach recreation available on the island. The friendly locals maintain a unique way of life and their island culture is well preserved in the many restaurants, museums, and small gift shops
found here. While Harkers Island remains the least commercialized
area in all of the Crystal Coast. The
homes for sale Harkers Island along the Crystal Coast contain some of the most stunning scenery in all of the North Carolina coastline.
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