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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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

Beautiful and interesting lighthouse. Although we did not climb,we were allowed to enter and given... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Simon O
via mobile

It is worth the drive out to see the lighthouse. The park is very nice and well kept. There is... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Ellen F
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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 31 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and interesting lighthouse. Although we did not climb,we were allowed to enter and given lots of useful information.

Thank Simon O
Reviewed 31 May 2017

It is worth the drive out to see the lighthouse. The park is very nice and well kept. There is also a very nice walkway out past the lighthouse that you can take to see some wildlife. There was a posted warning to please stay...More

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The walk up 219 steps was well worth the gorgeous views of the ocean and the sound. I highly recommend this experience!

Thank brettsma02
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It was my first ever trip to a light house and it did not disappoint! Very beautiful. I was too scared to climb up it, but maybe next time!

Thank shawneed0723
Reviewed 30 May 2017

By the time we made our way to Bodie Island it was too late to go inside the lighthouse. I can't say that I was disappointed because there are special climbing instructions that keep people "alone" due to weight distribution...but any any rate it and...More

Thank fireball92771
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way out of Salvo and I'm so glad we did. We didn't go in the lighthouse however the grounds are beautiful. Saw a snake right beside the walkway in the marsh which was kind of exciting. The lighthouse was one...More

Thank Deseriee S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

An extensive restoration makes it possible to climb this lighthouse. But the stairs are not attached to the walls so there is a strict limit on how many may climb at any time. That means a long wait sometimes. But it is worth some planning...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My goal was to see as many of the lighthouses I could on my trip to the Outer Banks. Bodie Island was my first one. I didn't have the time to climb to the top, but there is a lovely wooden path that leads to...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were there last summer. Very cool lighthouse,very educational and a must visit if your in the outer banks area.

Thank Rocky B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Charge to climb, and only a limited number of people allowed up at a time, so tickets are in high demand. We didn't get to climb, because even though it officially closes at 5pm, the last climb goes up at 4:30pm. Also heard from the...More

Thank lly0233
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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