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Bodie Island Lighthouse

Nags Head, NC
252-441-5711
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Yay! The last time we were here they were closed for renovations. Nice shop and visitor area. The kids climbed the light house. Pretty black and white lighthouse between the oven and bay.

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Nags Head, NC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful lighthouse, refurbished over the last few years, including the inside. From the top, you can see for many miles in all directions, and the grounds are beautiful too! It is a great place to take pictures and grab a mental image of the past. I believe that it is the last operational lighthouse using a Fresnel lens. It's a... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting and historic location. It's worth a trip on a leisurely afternoon. Plan other activities in the area since about 30 minutes is all that's needed.

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ontario
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The lighthouse was not open yet for climbing but the boardwalk was nice and well taken care of. I am sure that it would have been awesome as well. Their souvenir shop was an added plus

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Conyers, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Awesome experience! Beautiful! Be sure and take the boardwalk, the views are breathtaking. Lots of birds and wildlife. The guides were wonderful and told us about the history of the lighthouse.

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Stoneville, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It is nice to see these lighthouses up close. You can tour the grounds by yourself. The lighthouse has just been refurbished. You can take a walk down the boardwalk to the waters edge.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I know they just got through re doing the light house but it was still very expensive. The lines were very long and slow and you could only do a guided tour.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We love Bodie Island Lighthouse! This was the first lighthouse we toured in the Outer Banks, and we had our wedding here. For our honeymoon, we toured all the lighthouses in the Outer Banks and had a great time. We are getting ready to take our children there for a stay this summer. If you are physically able, please take... More

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Yorktown, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was great! The Bodie Island Lighthouse was really a sight to see. It was very easy to find. We went into the house that was on the property where there was a wealth of information on the history of the lighthouse. There was another path that we could have done more sightseeing on, but we decided to save that... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Bodie Island lighthouse is located South of Nags Head North Carolinia along the outer Banks. One side of the narrow strip of beach is the Atlantic ocean and on the other is the Pamilico Sound. The lighthouse was built in the 1800"s but in recent years has had a facelift as the ageing lighthouse was in need of repairs. There... More

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