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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

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Address: 1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927
Phone Number: 252-453-4939
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Used today to light the dark stretches of the southern coastline, this...

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.

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Beautiful lighthouse

Went to Corolla to see the horses and lighthouse. It is a fantastic structure and one of the nicest lighthouses I have seen. Very well maintained

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Corolla to see the horses and lighthouse. It is a fantastic structure and one of the nicest lighthouses I have seen. Very well maintained

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this lighthouse in July while staying in Corolla on a family vacation, I got into lighthouses early in the summer, so it was really awesome for me to visit this one. You can pay $10 to climb to the top of it. It is spiral staircases but the climb isn't too bad. When you get to the top,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here today, 1/30, very beautiful light house. We didn't climb to the observation deck as afraid knees wouldn't hold up!! But enjoyed walking around and taking plenty of photos.

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Thank Sparkie154
Webster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can enter lighthouse and climb stairs up to observation deck. Old classic structure and great view from top.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lighthouse but it was closed. It was a very rainy day and the kids didn't get to experience what they should have. Plan to visit again if we go back to the Outer Banks

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favorite lighthouse which is near our place in the OBX. It is a rare all brick unpainted lady. The grounds are lovingly restored by the foundation which manages the property. We toured the light keepers house off season one year, not sure if they will do it anymore but can't hurt to inquire. Nice gift shop on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The lighthouse was closed when we were there in December (we expected that) but it's still a beautiful lighthouse and much different than others in its red brick construction. Easy to get to in the town of Corolla on the northern end of the Outer Banks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The lighthouse sits on beautiful grounds and is well maintained. During the summer it is quite an attraction and very very busy. We enjoyed walking the area and reading about the history of the Currituck as well as the lighthouse itself. The wait to go in the lighthouse was two hours and we decided to forego the entrance into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This was incredible! Living history with an amazing view! The steps were a workout but totally worth it! I was surprised at the wind at the top. So happy there is a lighthouse that allowed our young kids access.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Lighthouses. We all love them. The Currituck Lighthouse is a rare brick sided beauty. Like most accessible lighthouses the view is spectacular. The outer banks are so narrow that the view is a mixture of ocean views, sound views and community views, with the natural forest and marsh views.

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