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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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

Bodie (pronounced like body) Island Lighthouse is beautiful! A must see if you are in the area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbia, South Carolina
Bodie light house

We had a beautiful day to visit the light house. It was close but the scenery around the area was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Arthur R
Monroe, Virginia
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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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8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-5711

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bodie (pronounced like body) Island Lighthouse is beautiful! A must see if you are in the area. Friendly staff, clean site/restrooms, and beautiful area to explore.

Thank AMiller121
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a beautiful day to visit the light house. It was close but the scenery around the area was worth the trip

Thank Arthur R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice location, very clean and a beautiful lighthouse. They have a nice little gift shop and you can stroll around the grounds and learn a lot about the lighthouses of the Outerbanks. They also have a nice walk way out to the salt...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bodie Island lighthouse is a great historical gem for North Carolina. In November the crowds were small and there was plenty of opportunity to take photos and enjoy the lighthouse without a ton of people around.

Thank jbrudy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So unfortunately we came a little after the lighthouse had closed for the season, so you weren't able to climb it (after early Oct) - will have to wait until the Spring. That said, there were park rangers on duty who were eager to talk...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed stopping to see Bodie Island Lighthouse. We could not climb it, but worth stopping to see it. We will come back when it is fully open.

Thank HelenMaddix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive through the park to get to the light house is beauiful. Souhern pines.The light is in the prettiest on the Outer Banks. The folks in the visitor we were great. You can't climb to the top of the lighthouse. Stay on the boardwalk...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this sweet lighthouse, it's settled in the marshes, lovely views. The keepers house and museum is fun. Just have a fondness for this one.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse with the light keepers residence nearby. Nice boardwalk to the southeast provides lovely views of the lighthouse and marsh lands. Small gift shop and restrooms on the grounds. Cannot climb the light house until April 2018. A one hour stop is adequate to...More

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We did not walk to the top. Small bookstore. Plenty of parking. Nice walk on the boardwalk. This lighthouse is near Nags Head. Always open.

Thank leetl319
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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...
21 March 2017|
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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
29 January 2017|
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Response from Eloy C | Reviewed this property |
think tours are off till March or April. call ahead