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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927
252-453-4939
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Used today to light the dark stretches of the southern coastline, this lighthouse was built in 1875 and today can be climbed by the spiral staircase... more » Owner description: Used today to light the dark stretches of the southern coastline, this lighthouse was built in 1875 and today can be climbed by the spiral staircase that reaches up 150 feet. « less
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Outer Banks has a great selection of lighthouses, allowing you to really investigate and learn about the era that required and needed these beautiful structures. The Corolla light is the same design as it's cousin down the coast, the Bodie Island Lighthouse, just not painted in any color scheme. I like the natural brick color. This lighthouse has a... More

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West Chester, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The lighthouse itself was $8 per person and I didn't happen to have enough money with me so we didn't go in. It might have been worth the $40 it would have taken for our family of five to go up, but it's hard to see how. The shops around the lighthouse were also a disappointment. One was too crowded... More

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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

$8 each for adults to climb, the kids were free. It was not so crowded that you couldn't stop on your climb up and read the historical placards and signs. The view from the top is really nice.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The lighthouse is great. It costs $8 per person to climb to the top. Several people in our group did not want to climb so they explored the grounds and gift shop. The $8 goes toward maintenance and upkeep, so it was worth it to me. The view is priceless and worth the climb as long as you don't mind... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very quaint. Views from the top were beautiful! Loved the gift shop. Climbing stairs could be an issue for some but is good exercise. Highly recommend this attraction.

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We happened upon this place. Really pretty setting. Really nice gift shop. Too expensive to climb. The lighthouse is in the middle of a very cool old restored town with neat gift shops and history. Go to the town. Skip climbing the lighthouse unless you think $8 a person is okay.

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Lexington TN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful light house; closed because of the weather, but we were able to make pictures, etc. We then proceeded to the beach to find the wild horses! Loving this trip!!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a popular attraction but the line moved quickly and we were soon climbing all those steps! But the view at the top was worth it! A nice breeze cooled our sweating faces and we were able to take all the time we wanted to enjoy it. Gift shop had great photo and water color prints, too.

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Douglas, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

You climb a lot of stairs but when you get to the top you are able to view both the sound and ocean. It also has a nice gift shop.

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Havelock, North Carolina, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This a beautiful place. Quaint village. Clean restrooms. Nice bookstore. Nice marsh trail that leads to the sound. Has an old schoolhouse. Back in time spot.

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