Harkers Island: Distinctive Traditions


Isolated until 1941 when a bridge was built, Harkers Island has preserved many characteristics unique to Down East’s cultural landscape. Large and high, Harkers Island added families leaving Shackleford Banks after the Hurricane of 1899. The island’s working fishing harbor is the economic mainstay. Over the four miles to Shell Point at the island’s east end are churches, an elementary school, shops and restaurants. Visitor exploration is available year-round.


Harkers Island, NC 28531


34.71588651, -76.57839450
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