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Oak Island Lighthouse

Oak Island, NC
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Oak Island
Type: Lighthouses
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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133 reviews 133 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Interesting lighthouse, very different than others along the NC coast. Newer, built 1958. All cement. Easy to see from the OKI beaches. Definitely be sure to take the boardwalk-observation deck walk, across the street, to the beach. Very informative nature signage, including loggerhead turtle nests.

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Waynesboro,PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Really enjoyed the nature walk across the street and actually saw a brown cotton rat by the lighthouse! Beach is in its natural state- very hard to find. Great shelling!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Tour is free but they take donations. We went out on a Wednesday AM. They only do tours of just the first flight of ladders but it was good and informative. Going to the top is on other days and requires reservations.

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jkoldtown
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Must make Reservation in advance. Go early in morning so not too hot. Neat experience. Climbing ladders not steps so slight exertion but my 10 year old had no'problem

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