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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

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In A Lovely Historical Park

We took some great pictures of the Lighthouse. It's in the Corolla Historical Village which is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen L
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Up Up and More Up

Lighthouse is a must-do if you have the stamina to climb 222 stairs. Wonderful view over the ocean... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol P
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Broad Run, Virginia
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Climb the 220 steps over the course of 9 landings (plenty of places to read museum-quality exhibits, look out windows) for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, Currituck Sound, and the strip of sand it is located on. Learn from docents about...more
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1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took some great pictures of the Lighthouse. It's in the Corolla Historical Village which is a very nice place to visit with family. We did not climb the light, way too many steps!! A very nice place to visit and learn the history.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Karen L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lighthouse is a must-do if you have the stamina to climb 222 stairs. Wonderful view over the ocean and the sound, east west and north south.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Carol P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing view!!! 220 steps to the top but worth every step!!! We made it to the top just in time to get a few photos before the storm hit. It’s still a working lighthouse!!!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is easily accessible. Decided against climbing it but did visit the historic village around it and thoroughly enjoyed that. The deep pink snowball bush was beautiful!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank laws1013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short climb (relatively speaking of course) will get you access to Whalehead Mansion & the sound. It’s located in Historic Corolla. There are many sights to see.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JMGerchak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse with really great views on a clear day. There is a $10 fee, and some steps but nothing too serious for a healthy person.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JoeN257
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of steps to the top, 220 to be exact. Beautiful view of historic Corolla from the top. Make sure you're not afraid of heights!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 818thomas2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Google maps didn't do a very good job finding this place. We were not interested in climbing the lighthouse, just in getting some pictures and reading about the history. Because it is in a very enclosed treed area there was really only one spot for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michele G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view was great from the top. Lots of steps but worth the climb. Grounds well maintained and nice gift shop.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Hikingpianoteacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each light house at the OBX offers a slightly different view and history. The climbs are not overly difficult but it does get hot inside. The grounds are well maintained and there is a nice gift shop near it. The park itself is much bigger...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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May 6, 2019|
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Response from Denise F | Reviewed this property |
YES. I believe there are cancellations available. Truly a lovely place to visit!! ENJOY "!!
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Emily S
July 25, 2018|
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Response from baronr623 | Reviewed this property |
In total about 10-20 minutes. It takes about 10 minutes to climb and the view from the top takes about 10 minutes depending upon how long you want to stay. It’s a self-guided tour. I would say 30 minutes maximum.
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from LisaP67123 | Reviewed this property |
They only accept cash or check. No credit or debit cards.
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