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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Address: 1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927
Phone Number: 252-453-4939
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Used today to light the dark stretches of the southern coastline, this lighthouse was built in 1875...
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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 that reaches up 150 feet.
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stopped here on one of the last days of our vacation and it was calm with not a lot of visitors. Walked the grounds, the gift shop is great, but as mentioned in another review the museum in the lighthouse base could use a little more. All in all it is not a time intensive visit which is good... More 

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Friendly staff.I love climbing the lighthouse every year.Great views from the top!Its a great experience,wheather you are 60 or 6.

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Austin, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Unfortunately the lighthouse was closed when we stopped but it was still beautiful to see. Nothing could damper our day after seeing the wild horses on the beach at corolla! Looking fw to visiting when it's open to public. Not looking fw to the crowds though!

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great information from displays on the way up. Fabulous views from the top! Great photo ops. Lots of steps, but landings allow rest on the way if needed.

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Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I stopped here as it was the only lighthouse still open to climb this late in the year. The visit was great as we were the only ones in the lighthouse for our climb up and down. The view from the top was great, but there was some strong winds, so I did not venture the whole way around the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This landmark was closed during mid December without notice even though the signs said open. A number of other tourists were disappointed too and they said they checked the website and there was no notice of closing. Truth in advertising requested. Please communicate seasonal closing as a courtesy to visitors to your community.

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Cut Bank, Montana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Excellent choice with small children, as it's an easy climb, however I was disappointed with the lack of history in the museum. The museum, located at the entrance to the lighthouse, is pretty much made up of miscellaneous photos of the lighthouse throughout its time.

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San Clemente, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was the shortest lighthouse I have climbed, making it reasonable for most folks. The man at the front room was very friendly and knew all about the history etc... There are several landings on this self-led tour where people can stop and rest if necessary. The outside view up top was AWESOME. You can see the ocean and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Interesting historical site and awesome view from the top! The tour is self guided and costs $8. This is a great place to watch the sunset.

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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Even if you're not a lighthouse buff, you should take in this site, walk up and take in the view, walk on the ground and visit a few local shops. Easy to get to.

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