Nags Head, NC & the general Outer Banks area has much to see & do for the nature and beach lovers out there.  Head to the northern most tip of the island to visit Corolla lighthouse.  Head south, towards Cape Hatteras to learn about the most historical lighthouse move ever.  The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in America.  Located to warn travelers off shore in the area known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic, " the lighthouse has 268 steps inside to the top.  During the Civil War, the lighthouse was attacked by both Union and Confederate forces.  Over the years, three different Cape Hatteras Lighthouses have existed.  The current lighthouse is actually the second structure.  In 1936, it was so threatened by sea erosion that it was replaced by a steel skeleton tower in nearby Buxton Woods.  The erosion reversed by 1950, however, so the tall brick lighthouse was reactivated.

 

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