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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Charming lighthouse

I always love the lighthouses, Bodie Island, one of the prettiest, not as many steps as Hatteras... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Conway, South Carolina
Beautiful location!

When it comes to lighthouses on the Outer Banks, the one at Cape Hatteras usually steals the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jon R
San Luis Obispo, California
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An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under construction, and is expected to re-open in summer 2013, with the ability to be climbed for the first time)
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8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
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All reviews light house the outer banks cape hatteras marsh area heat index nice boardwalk park ranger wooden walkway gift shop observation deck nice stop worth the climb worth a stop walk up take pictures great pictures off season
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I always love the lighthouses, Bodie Island, one of the prettiest, not as many steps as Hatteras, so easier to climb...highly recommended

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When it comes to lighthouses on the Outer Banks, the one at Cape Hatteras usually steals the spotlight, for good reason. But this one at Bodie Island might be my favorite. As you approach it, it’s almost seems hidden. As you come to it you...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to the Bodie Island Lighthouse. Loved it. The staff we interacted with were very friendly. The star of the show was beautiful under sunny skies. Unable to climb as was closed for season. The history of the light house was prominently displayed on...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember visiting Bodie Island about fifteen years ago on a windy, cold April day - ran up, took a photo, left. I didn't remember it being one of my favorite lighthouses. FF to October 2018 - a beautiful day - and Bodie is definitely...More

Thank sullific
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured this with my teenagers and my in-laws and my mother. There worked with us so my group of nine could go together. And we’re very friendly and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was telling stories of the area. Loved the view. The lighthouse and property are very well taken care of.

Thank pinetown6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lighthouse for photography! I've visited a few east coast lighthouses and have had trouble getting a decent photo of them since most have trees growing around them or surrounded by many other buildings. Not Bodie Island! It sits in a field with only the...More

Thank Blueboss573
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth driving in to see this structure up close, as you can't see it well from the highway. I opted to NOT climb all the stairs to the top, but I hear it's pretty spectacular. Instead, I chose to walk the boardwalk - nice...More

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly beautiful black and white lighthouse. I loved my pictures of this lighthouse and being able to see it up close. In such a relaxing part of the Outer Banks

Thank lynnc156
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was $10 to go into the lighthouse and they only allow 8 people at a time but it was def worth the 30 minute wait and the $$$. The gift shop is lovely as well and the employees were fabulous with great personalities and...More

Thank TriziaC
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December 23, 2017|
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Response from Leo B | Reviewed this property |
You would have to contact the National Park service for permission ect
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I believe there is height restrictions. So No...
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Response from midwestscubagal | Reviewed this property |
Check with the National Parks Service. It is still worth seeing, and my husband and I were there when it wasn't open. The grounds are magnificent and there's a boardwalk that leads to a marsh with stunning views of the water... More