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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 beautiful lighthouse with stunning views.

Situated in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Bodie Lighthouse was built in 1872 and is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ronak S
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Mumbai
Amazing Sight to Behold with a beautiful backdrop!

Entering through the gift shop is wonderful, as they are very helpful and glad to share information... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Phred72
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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)
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the outer banks” (170 reviews)
“cape hatteras” (43 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Situated in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Bodie Lighthouse was built in 1872 and is still standing tall. It looks beautiful and makes for some stunning photos with the green grass and blue skies. There is a visitor centre and bookstore and a boardwalk...More

Thank Ronak S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Entering through the gift shop is wonderful, as they are very helpful and glad to share information about this lighthouse. There are also many informative plaques explaining the history of the lighthouse. There is a wonderful boardwalk that goes out into the marshes. We actually...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

pretty lighthouse in swampy setting. short boardwalk trail. gift shop. I was unaware that the lighthouse (and others) have a season - we couldn't walk up because stairs not open til April 20 (2018). Def worth a visit tho. Just south of hwy 64 yet...More

Thank M T
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A fully functioning light house. They will let you climb the light house, but you need to buy a ticket. Wonderful spot for a short visit.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful old light located south of Nags Head, N.C. Well kept old lighthouse on the Outet Banks. It opens for the season on April 20 to climb the steps to the top. We missed it by one week. It is still an amazing place. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lighthouse was really pretty and in a serene spot. We didn't go inside because it was storming but there were lots of people there.

Thank Beachfeets
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't use Siri for directions. The signs are enough to get you there. I wish we could have gone up in the lighthouse, but it was beautiful from the outside.

Thank wds36
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse was cool and there was a nice little walk out to the water. We couldn't get in the building to look around as the person who runs it was out to lunch (according to a worker there).

Thank spike9090
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way out of the OBX. We had our rv behind us and were able to park with no problem. It is a beautiful lighthouse with a boardwalk out to a viewing platform. The gift shop was nice too. Definitely worth...More

Thank MAURA M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A national treasure and always a must see! Bring a light jacket and a camera! We could not go in, but with a 2 and 3 yo that was not an option for us to do anyways!

Thank Lauren S
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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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Response from prep33grl | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is height restrictions. So No...
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Response from NowOnOBX-KateInNJ52 | 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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