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Bodie Island Lighthouse

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-5711
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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)
  • Excellent62%
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  • 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 30 August 2016 via mobile

It cost $8 to go in the lighthouse, but the view is really nice! Take your time climbing the stairs. It is just south of Nags Head, not too far out of the way. Keep going and you can see the Hatteras Lighthouse as well.

Thank George V
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Enjoy the many lighthouses along the Outer Banks among which the Bodie Island Lighthouse is one. The present lighthouse was built in 1879 and enhances the peaceful marshes surrounding the building. Stroll on the boardwalk extending into the marsh and appreciate the 'sailor's safety' that...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Short drive from main shopping resort area of Nags Head , Beautifil scenic entrance drive with Lighthouse peeking thru the Carolina pines. Great photo opt for family. Nice walking ramp to view wildlife area and explore . Also you can go inside the visitor center....More

Thank Jo-Anne C
Reviewed 28 August 2016

It was near closing time when we got there so it wasn't crowded. Lots of photo opportunities. Small gift shop inside. Short walk from parking to gift shop.

Thank gogranny60
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Bodie Lighthouse was a interesting landmark to visit. It's history is interesting and educational. A fee is charged to climb the stairs of the lighthouse but the visit is free. One of several historic lighthouses of the Outer Banks of NC.

Thank Grizz1961
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

You need a ticket to climb the lighthouse, but a very limited number of tickets are available each day, so plan to get there when it opens at 9am. Also, there isn't anything else to see or do besides climb the lighthouse. There's no exhibit....More

2  Thank Jonathan_Sullivan
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We visited today and although we didn't climb the lighthouse, we did listen to the ranger talk on snakes in their habitat. It was a super talk for British tourists like ourselves who are a bit nervous about the snakes here. Ranger Ann Jenson was...More

1  Thank GCMTWood
Reviewed 25 August 2016

What else can I say? You can't go inside this lighthouse but the landscapes are beautiful. You don't have to walk but a few steps from your car to get some great photos.

Thank SparkDogg77
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse looks really great but they only sell 120 tickets for the entire day which works out to 8 people every 20 minutes. So make sure you buy your tickets early or you won't be able to get in

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This one's in the middle of nowhere, but still LOVELY to see if you enjoy lighthouses like I do! The day we were there was a little rainy, but we still enjoyed seeing what we could. It's worth a stop if you're in the area!

Thank JennaLouWho
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What date will you open in 2017?
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
how much is tour
29 January 2017|
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Response from Eloy C | Reviewed this property |
think tours are off till March or April. call ahead
Can you climb up the lighthouse?
13 January 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not at this time of year. They open the third Friday in April and close on Columbus Day.