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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Address: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: +1 252-441-5711
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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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Easy to reach location!

We missed the sign on the way down the Outer Banks, but found it on the way back. There was signage so I don't know how we missed it! Really pretty location with boardwalks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We missed the sign on the way down the Outer Banks, but found it on the way back. There was signage so I don't know how we missed it! Really pretty location with boardwalks available down to the sound. There are bathroom facilities and a gift shop for souvenirs.

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An enjoyable experience although there wasn't much to see or do as the tour of the lighthouse was closed for the season. There is a boardwalk and pier to overlook the marshlands including a bookstore/gift shop with souvenirs.

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Thank Amy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came just before thanksgiving. Could not climb in this season (opens in April to climb) but the lighthouse is pretty. We were determined to see as many lighthouses as we could. Park rangers there were very nice and answered our questions. There is a nice wooden walkway that goes out to the water. Watched ducks and crab in the... More 

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Thank Deborah V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most well kept lighthouses I have ever been to. So beautiful you just have to see it.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love lighthouses, you'll love Bodie (pronounced Body as told to me by the locals). This lighthouse is identical to Currituck, except it has one less entrance step, and is painted. The grounds around the lighthouse are breathtaking with a long boardwalk that overlooks a marsh/inlet. Great photo ops from anywhere you walk. Nice gift shop on premises. Grounds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled to Bodie Island Lighthouse especially for the super moon (as did 20-30 other photographers). Love this location. Mosquitoes weren't too bad this time of year. Although we've been here before, for newcomers, the turnoff is very easy to miss. Loved seeing the deer along the road to the lighthouse. This is also a great place to see the Milky... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Outer Banks for the OBX Marathon, weekend of November 11, 2016. We took a drive and ended up at the Bodie Island Lighthouse. Although we couldn't go inside of the lighthouse - closed for the season, we could walk around the grounds, go inside the information/gift shop and get any answers to questions by the park... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park staff was very nice. However I was unable to view the inside of the lighthouse. Make sure that you go Late April - Late September. The lighthouse is not open to visitors after labor day!

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Southern MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the gazebo and enjoyed seeing the waterfowl. An OBX must see. We enjoyed a nice walk and the well maintained grounds.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a trip to photograph the lighthouses of the outer banks, we enjoyed seeing the Bodies Island Lighthouse. Nice information area, but unfortunately the lighthouses itself was closed because of the season. My husband had already climbed the Currituck light earlier that day so it was okay.

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