We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oak Island Lighthouse

300A Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8443
+1 910-278-5471
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Neat

We decided to go out on our rainy day at the beach and explore. We found the lighthouse and it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather S
,
Clinton, South Carolina
via mobile
Iconic

This iconic lighthouse is worth a visit. I did not go inside but reading about its history made it... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Julia1138
,
Durham, North Carolina
via mobile
Read all 211 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“light house” (26 reviews)
Closed
Hours
Hours Today: Closed
LOCATION
300A Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8443
CONTACT
Website
+1 910-278-5471
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (211)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"light house"
in 26 reviews
"across the street"
in 27 reviews
"weeks in advance"
in 12 reviews
"coast guard"
in 11 reviews
"make reservations"
in 8 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 9 reviews
"limited parking"
in 5 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 3 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 3 reviews
"take photos"
in 3 reviews
"interesting information"
in 3 reviews
"great attraction"
in 3 reviews
"great tour"
in 5 reviews
"great view"
in 8 reviews
"beach area"
in 4 reviews
"great pictures"
in 3 reviews
"off season"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go out on our rainy day at the beach and explore. We found the lighthouse and it was pretty neat. It was unfortunately closed that day but it had a schedule and website posted on door. I would definitely try to climb...More

1  Thank Heather S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This iconic lighthouse is worth a visit. I did not go inside but reading about its history made it worth a stop.

Thank Julia1138
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

You have to book it in advance, because it is all volunteers that allow you to go to the top. They will climb with you. This is not a circular climb, so it is unusual and really neat. The view from on top is amazing....More

1  Thank Runnindeer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The most beautiful lighthouse I have ever seen! And it’s working!!! It was decorated for Christmas. I could gaze at this lighthouse day and night!!!!! It was mesmerizing!

Thank princessangel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 December 2017

By far one of the best Lighthouses in the State. Climb to the top and be Wowed by the spectacular views of the beach strand, Southport, Bald Head Isl;and and the Cape Fear river.

Thank boswellpho2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 October 2017

For years I've seen this lighthouse from Southport; love watching its light at night beaming. Finally made it over to Caswell Beach where this is located-not actually on Oak Island (confusing). Beach itself has NO public parking. Area to park by lighthouse very limited. We...More

Thank ViajeMujer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 October 2017

In the scheme of things, the Oak Island Lighthouse is a null. Decommissioned and not open to the public, there's not much to it other than to get a picture in front of the sign. What is more interesting is the boardwalk to the beach...More

Thank NYSkeptic
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This has to be the plainest light house on the eastern seaboard. If it isn't I can't imagine what the other one looks like. It's the equivalent of the gender non-specific clothes of 1960's-era Communist China. Good for a ten minute stop - maybe.

Thank Tom P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We love lighthouses and this one was convenient. With a nice oversee action deck across the road. We visited after hours but we're not disappointed. We took a walk on the beach also. Very pretty. Hope you enjoy as much as we did

Thank roadtripjunkie1305
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I was not planning to go to the lighthouse on this trip but was invited by some friends, and I am glad I went. The tour was limited to the lower parts of the lighthouse, apparently they only have tours to the top on certain...More

Thank Kevin M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Oak Island
Riverside Motel
66 reviews
2.84 km away
Driftwood Motel
5 reviews
3.42 km away
Wingate by Wyndham Southport
1,053 reviews
4.29 km away
Bald Head Island Limited
49 reviews
4.83 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bob's Dogs
180 reviews
2.97 km away
Mr. P's Bistro
537 reviews
3.14 km away
Joseph's Italian Bistro
485 reviews
2.86 km away
Moore Street Market & Deli
261 reviews
3.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Oak Island Golf Club
26 reviews
2.13 km away
Southport Pier and RIverwalk
305 reviews
2.97 km away
Southport Marina
66 reviews
2.59 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
ccrider47
1 October 2016|
Answer
Response from Charlie G | Reviewed this property |
it is closed in October for maintenance work.
0
Votes
ccrider47
1 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from gary t | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay....this is also the info I have gotten
0
Votes