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Oak Island Lighthouse

Address: Oak Island, NC
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Oak Island
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I climbed the lighthouse on Wednesday October 19th. I discovered the lighthouse a few days before my trip and emailed the staff at www.oakislandlighthouse.org to try to schedule a tour. Even though the site says you need to give 2 weeks notice to schedule a climb, the staff worked with my group, and added us to a tour already scheduled... More

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Gate City, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This lighthouse is easy to get too. We were not able to go inside and climb to the top because you have to book in advance.

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Salem, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Enjoyed the laid back setting and just the overall feeling on this island. If you are looking for super excitement, you have come to the wrong place.

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Durham, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We loved it!!! We just climbed the lighthouse on Saturday Oct 4. It is volunteer run so off season you need to make a reservation a couple of weeks in advance. Go to their website at http://www.oakislandlighthouse.org. The tour guides shared many interesting facts. We went up with a 7 and 12 year old. Both did great up the ladders.... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The lighthouse is not open to the public. You can look at it and take a picture and that's about it.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It wasn't open for climbing, but it was good to see it. It started raining while we were there. The beach walk with info was great.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went on a Sunday morning so didn't get a chance to climb the light(future trip excuse). Since we started going to Oak Island they have added a very small parking area(3 slots) and a very nice wooden walkway directly across from the light. Makes a very nice venue for getting great pictures from the dunes

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Afton, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you travel to Oak Island, you have to take a day and climb the lighthouse. Absolutely beautiful views and a great workout! The staff is all volunteer but you would never be able to tell based on their great service and knowledge. A great day trip!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I am never disappointed by my visits to Oak Island lighthouse. The volunteers there are so fun and full of information. I would love to go back again for a full tour! As part of the US Lighthouse Society, I am finding this is my favorite lighthouse so far. the beach is also very clean and beautiful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and have toured all of the NC lighthouses and this one was unique. Its made of cement versus stone or brick. The walkway across the street was nice with great views of the lighthouse and beaches.

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