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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Busy with schools during the week

Nice quiet area. We were going to go up the the lighthouse ($10) but there was a line of kids and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Beautiful Spot

Really enjoyed my visit here. The grounds surrounding the lighthouse are beautiful and the view at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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
+1 252-453-4939
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 19, 2014

For just $8.00 you too can have a cardio workout climbing the 200 plus stairs to the top of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. The view from the top is excellent and really gives you an appreciation for the beauty of the area. On the way...More

9  Thank K A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 5, 2015

Climb was a bit pricey ($10 a person), but you do get a great view. It is hard to compare lighthouse experiences as, in my view, they are all very similar. So if you love that experience this won't disappoint. If you are not thrilled...More

2  Thank buckygrad
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice quiet area. We were going to go up the the lighthouse ($10) but there was a line of kids and it was cold out so we didn't bother.

Thank ValerieD682
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit here. The grounds surrounding the lighthouse are beautiful and the view at the top is wonderful. Don't forget to check out the gift shop, it is truly a treasure trove.

Thank madisons953
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and enjoyed it. The grounds are nicely kept and the employee at the lighthouse was very pleasant and informative. We did not climb to the top of the lighthouse but enjoyed seeing it nonetheless. It's located close to the Corolla...More

Thank amysk85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the lighthouse while on a visit to the Outer Banks and Corolla beach. If you enjoy visiting with light houses, this is definitely one to hit. Cute area and A nice little store is on the lighthouse grounds. The history is always interesting to...More

Thank MnTLuv2Travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique experience to climb to the top of this lighthouse, so much history. So glad this area makes this available to the public, if you are in this area, this is a great thing to do

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely quick visit. Employees were super friendly and helpful. Everything was very clean and well maintained. We will definitely go again when we have more time.

Thank Guide680789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really appreciated the fans on the landings. I made it to the top of the lighthouse and really enjoyed the view!

Thank Maria J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the lighthouse and the friendly staff. I would definitely come back to visit in the near future for sure. I enjoyed walking around in the surrounding area. It’s very clean and beautiful.

Thank mbiss1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Views were great from the top. Going up gets your heart pumping and then going down gets your knees wobbly.

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a neat experience. It is a bit of a climb, so I do suggest wearing comfortable shoes. The views at the top are beautiful.

Thank Lynn R
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Emily S
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Baron R | 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.
July 25, 2017|
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Response from LisaP67123 | Reviewed this property |
They only accept cash or check. No credit or debit cards.
Penny T
April 1, 2017|
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Response from rockbite | Reviewed this property |
Adults cost $10, however if you just want to go inside and take a photo looking up at the spiral stairway there is no cost.