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Bodie Island Lighthouse

Address: Nags Head, NC
Phone Number: 252-441-5711
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The...
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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)
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Apex, North Carolina
2 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 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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Richardson
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Historic lighthouse near Nags Head. All the lighthouses in OBX are great to visit and gives you the closer feeling of how dangerous to navigate it was years ago. Take time and visit as many as you can. All are different and certainly adds to your fun in OBX. I believe Bodie Island Lighthouse had a makeover about 2013. We... More 

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Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A beautiful location with easy access. The site is very well maintained and we were greeted by a knowledgeable Ranger. It was mid-afternoon and a full moon seemed to be next to the Lighthouse. It was off-season so couldn't climb the steps but still an awesome site!!!!

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Midlothian
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Love the history and quietness. A must visit place while at outer-banks. We visit every few years and love the drive and peacefulness.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

What a beautiful stop. Very dog friendly (they even have a water fountain especially for dogs). Beautiful views and very well maintained boardwalk.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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229 attraction reviews
406 helpful votes 406 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There's a great view from the top of this lighthouse. Take the guided tour if it's available. There is a fee for this. The rangers are helpful and informative. I understand that this lighthouse doesn't allow the general public to climb it during the off season, which encompasses the winter months. I was fortunate in being here when I was... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Location is great. Has a visitor center and bathrooms and a boardwalk out over the marshes so watch many species of waterfowl. Don't miss it if you want to see a closeup example of the areas marshland and the recently renovated Lighthouse and it's unique architectural details.

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Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

How can one even think of visiting the OBX & the area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic without taking in a lighthouse?!?! http://www.outerbanks.com/bodie-island-lighthouse.html The photo is worth more than a thousand words ... so don't forget to take your camera & binoculars. Make a day of it & also visit the nearby Pea Island Wildlife Refuge if you... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stop by the Bodie Lite everytime we are in OBX. Even if we don't go in the museum, we try to walk around. So excited that the repairs are finished. This is just an amazing site. This is not the first lite we have visited, (we have been to all the lites in NC except 1) but this is... More 

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