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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Address: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
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An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not...

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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Quaint East Coast Lighthouse

This is a wonderful stop on any trip to the Outer Banks, No Carolina. The lighthouse has been redone and the whole story is available in the neat little gift shop on site. No... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful stop on any trip to the Outer Banks, No Carolina. The lighthouse has been redone and the whole story is available in the neat little gift shop on site. No climbing this one, but the setting is so pretty, off by itself. A can't miss!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bring your big camera. This is the type of place you can get great pictures from. I went during the sunset hour. Weather was wonderful and not that many people. Took pictures with my iPhone but I wish I had brought my dslr.

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Thank 34438CarlosO210
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice lighthouse, the best looking one I have seen yet. We were not able to climb due to closing in winter. Still enjoyed the view and the walk through the marsh. Wil will be back when they open the lighthouse for climbing.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You might not get it all in during one trip, so be sure to go back - just see them all! Each lighthouse has its own personality and Bodie is no exception. Even bought a tiny ceramic version at the KMart for our "beach stuff" shelf.

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Thank TamBamVA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful ..must see. Walk down the boardwalk and watch the crabs swimming and other wildlife love love love

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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

New husband loved this place. I stayed on ground level. It was very informative and people there were very good.

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Thank beckyevansevans2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice and beautiful light house. Neat the highway and easy to get to. Friendly staff and open everyday. Really enjoyed it and recommend it.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a visit and were awed by the beauty of the surrounding wet lands and wildlife. Many photographers were present as this is a wonderfully beautiful place on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for great pictures of wetlands and water fowl.

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Thank Dan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bodie (pronounced "body") Lighthouse is a must see if you're traveling the Outer Banks. Lots of parking is available year-round and the NPS staff are very friendly.

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Red Oak, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice break from all the hustle and bustle of the main drag and a very short drive. Lots of photo ops

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