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Bodie Island Lighthouse

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-5711
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A climb worth making

The renovations mentioned have been completed so the light house is open and operating. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FiveOaks61
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Rolling Prairie, Indiana
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Beautiful

Absolutely beautiful! Kids loved it, great picture opportunity. Not crazy about the charge to walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
amanda s
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Greensboro, NC
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  • Average7%
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An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under construction, and is expected to re-open in summer 2013, with the ability to be climbed for the first time)
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8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
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+1 252-441-5711
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"cape hatteras"
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"marsh area"
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"nice boardwalk"
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"park ranger"
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"wooden walkway"
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"gift shop"
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"observation deck"
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"nice stop"
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"worth the climb"
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"worth a stop"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The renovations mentioned have been completed so the light house is open and operating. Plenty of parking and access for fishing as well. The grounds are wide open and well maintained. Nice restroom facilities and handicapped accessible. Take a walk out to the observation pier...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful! Kids loved it, great picture opportunity. Not crazy about the charge to walk in the lighthouse, but still amazing to see in person.

Thank amanda s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the four lighthouses we visited on the Outer Banks. If you are able to climb the steps to the top, it is worthwhile, but if not, it is still interesting to see and learn about.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after closing because we were more interested in walking the grounds before dinner than actually climbing the lighthouse. Beautiful setting that takes you back to in time and gives you a glimpse of what OBX was before being developed. Make sure you walk...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved learning about the lighthouse and climbing to the top. We took our 5 and 8 year old children and they both loved it. Beware if you are afraid of heights. The winding staircase can make you a little dizzy. The view from the...More

Thank luvgreece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this awesome place with my hubby during our 30th year anniversary. It was awesome. I didn't get to trek the stairs as I was already wheezing on ground from my worrisome allergies, but the sight was one to behold. I am enamored by...More

Thank 310tinag
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lighthouse was very cool to see! Giving it a 4 because I was disappointed that this lighthouse only allows so many people in every 20 minutes to walk up to the top. We were advised to other lighthouses that don't do that but they...More

Thank peralta65
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just one of the attractions on the way to Cape Hatteras, Bodie Island is a spectacular Lighthouse that is definitely worth the time to stop and enjoy

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can we say. North Carolina has beautiful lighthouses and they are plentiful. Being from the Midwest there is birthing like it at home. So much history. Take the day and drive them.

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my goals while in OBX was to see as many lighthouses as possible. We saw five of them. This one closed at 5:00 p.m. and didn’t get a chance to climb. The grounds are nice!

Thank Lnh57
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Ronald C
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Response from Leo B | Reviewed this property |
You would have to contact the National Park service for permission ect
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Bianca S
28 July 2017|
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Response from prep33grl | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is height restrictions. So No...
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momonthego497
21 March 2017|
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Response from KathyOnOBX | Reviewed this property |
Bodie Island Lighthouse opens for self-guided tours the 3rd Friday in April yearly. However, year-round you can still go and see this beautiful place! Only things unavailable off-season are bathrooms, gift shop and climbing... More
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