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Ocracoke Lighthouse

Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.
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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The kids enjoyed checking off another lighthouse on our list and so did we! Nice, peaceful stop in ocracoke!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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19 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We have been to the lighthouse several times. As always, it's very interesting to see it and imagine when it was in use many years ago. Parking is limited, but there never seems to be an issue since no one stays very long. Enjoy the history.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Takes only 5 minutes to do this attraction. Walk up and take photo and view. Cute little lighthouse. Only 4 slots for parking.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

My family and I stopped by after driving around Ocracoke Island, just exploring, and found the parking was very hard, but the lighthouse was pretty.

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Halifax, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Pros: Pretty lighthouse, manicured lawn Cons: Can't go inside, only space for 2 or 3 cars (had to wait in line to park since you couldn't park on street), can't see the water from the actual lighthouse We stopped at this lighthouse on our way to Springer's Point (the supposed site (area) where Blackbeard we be-headed. The lighthouse was pretty.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited the Ocracoke lighthouse after visiting the one in Bodie and Hatteras. Sadly I was disappointed with this one. Although each are different, it just seemed this one was just "there" the island had built up around it and there was very little information given about it. They do have a park ranger on site.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Parking is limited, but there are plenty of places to park and walk fifty feet, which wont kill you. The house and lighthouse are wonderful to see and the ferry ride to get to Okracoke is wonderful. I cant believe people complain about the lengh of the ride. Its beautiful and its free!

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Rockingham, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

took a few pics and that was about it there was 2 parking spots and 30 cars trying to get in out you cant climb this light house and there is no real education behind it but the ferry ride over is a great free boat ride

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Rockingham, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This very small place reminded me of the "shinning". The only way here is by ferry. The ferry ride was approx 2hrs round trip, and was the best part of the whole experience. Once we arrived there were only 2 -15min. parking places, and both were filled. We parked in the gate, but because there was no guidance; we were... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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203 reviews 203 reviews
57 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The trip to the island is much longer than advertised, due to ferry lines and an indirect routing through the narrow channel. Once there Ocracoke village is cute and relaxing. The lighthouse has its own distinctive look when compared to the Hatteras light. Very pretty setting.

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