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Bodie Island Lighthouse

Nags Head, NC
252-441-5711
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Owner description: An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under construction, and is... more » Owner description: 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) « less
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A quaint lighthouse with a small souvenir shop on the grounds. Make sure to watch your feet as there are "snakes" in the area according to signs. Made me a bit leary but had fun nonetheless!

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

beautiful lighthouse with a small sovenouir store. It also had a beach access directly across the street, with a shower house.

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

When I think of Outer Banks lighthouses this is what I always picture in my head. It's a very picturesque setting.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We didn't walk up the lighthouse, as we had arrived near time for it to close, but did walk out to the "pier/deck" area over the water. Though it was not what I expected, we saw lots of egrets and a HUGE turtle.

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Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Visited the Bodie Island Lighthouse in August. Grounds are impeccable. Water fountain to fill up your water bottles (yes, it was hot that day). Loved the interior of the lighthouse keepers quarters which still have original woodfloors and fireplaces. Staff on hand well-versed in history of the lighthouse. Lighthouse tour is guided. Nice cool spot to sit and wait for... More

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New York City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the Bodie Island LH tour and climb to the top of the lighthouse (a relatively short one, just over 200 steps). Spectacular views for those who like a mix of ocean, sound and freshwater ponds, and a new walkway so you can see the marsh up close. A short detour off HW 12 but worthwhile for those who... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We decided to check out BODIE LIGHTHOUSE. I have always loved lighthouses. This is a beautiful one! You can even go up in it! They have a great gift shop and observation pier as well! Go check it out!!!

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KY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Beautiful lighthouse. Easy to find. Plenty of parking. Nice breeze on the day we were there. Great photo op.

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Senior Contributor
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful location and view, friendly and informative rangers. My dog has decided she's in love with lighthouses - the rangers even joked she may be a reincarnated lighthouse dog! Consequently, they were full of awesome historical information about the lighthouse keepers and their dogs. Take the time to chat with the rangers - you'll be glad you did!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a great stop. The 45 minute tour was so interesting. I got a bit dizzy climbing up the stairs, but it wasn't so bad. The view form the top was worth it. They are strict about the 42" height limit, but that's a good thing. My 4 year old made it but I can see how younger kids... More

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