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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Address: Nags Head, NC
Phone Number: 252-441-5711
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Description: An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not...
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)
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Relic of past eyeball navigation!

Lighthouses are fascinating structures. As a sailor I treasure their daytime appearance or their nighttime identifying lights so there is always a romantic or even a security... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Tappahannock, Virginia
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Tappahannock, Virginia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lighthouses are fascinating structures. As a sailor I treasure their daytime appearance or their nighttime identifying lights so there is always a romantic or even a security assurance that you are on the right track! Visiting lighthouses reinforces that trust you once built as an offshore sailor before the days of GPS and affordable radar. A satisfying comfort to visit... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We attempted to see all the lighthouses in the outer banks and found each very interesting. The people at each lighthouse are very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions.

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Farmington, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Pretty to visit, although we were unable to climb in off season. Small gift shop with books, magnets, info regarding this and other lighthouses.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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41 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is a wonderful place for photography. The lighthouse and the setting is simply amazing. The wooden boardwalk-style walking path offers additional views of the lighthouse and an opportunity to check out local wildlife. Note: The lighthouse is not open for climbing the winter.

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Burlington, NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was my second visit to the lighthouse, the first being about 10 years ago. I enjoy seeing all the lighthouses on the Outer Banks of NC. I especially enjoyed this visit, as I like photographing the lighthouses, and it was late afternoon for this visit. The late afternoon sun gave the lighthouse a nice orange glow, and fog was... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Even though the lighthouse was closed for the season, you can still walk around the compound. My husband and I walked to the "boardwalk" to the lookout looking over the marsh. There was geese and ducks. It was quiet and serene. A few people were there to bird watch and talking to them was fascinating. It's free when we went... More 

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Martin Tn
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A lot of steps but worth every single one. The views are amazing at the top. I love the whole black and white concept.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Like most other places in the area, the lighthouse is closed until April. We were told it was because they couldn't afford to staff anyone to monitor movement within the lighthouse. However there were 3 staff members inside and with quite a few people on site that day, believe they could have made enough profit for it to be worth... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Easy to get to and a beautiful lighthouse. The boardwalk looks out over the lagoons and marsh for great bird watching.

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is one of the best lighthouses in the world! We have had a view of it on several occasions from our decks & porches and it is just lovely. We have lots of pics upclose and @ a distance... LOVELY!

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