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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Great view

My family and i climbed the whole lighthouse! We saw a baby deer lying near the fence from the top... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beautiful! Worth the drive!

We took a side trip from Kill Devil Hills to see the area and the lighthouse. We didn't climb it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+1 252-441-5711
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and i climbed the whole lighthouse! We saw a baby deer lying near the fence from the top if the lighthouse. It was an exhausting climb but well worth it for the great view!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a side trip from Kill Devil Hills to see the area and the lighthouse. We didn't climb it, but enjoyed seeing it up close, taking pictures, and visiting the gift shop.

Thank Kay7979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lighthouse is great. The walk is not strenuous and plenty of places to rest. It's $10 per person to go to the top and it is very worth it. The young man at the top was very pleasant and answered all of our questions....More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a light house. Once you’ve seen it .....well you’ve seen it. You can climb stairs to the top but there are weight limits for the stairs and limits on number of visitors if you decide to do it.

Thank travler1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic view from the top and so much history! A great climb, good day trip or vacation activity with the family...don't miss this beautiful light in OBX, N.C.

Thank 181dianah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well maintained and kept lighthouse. Worth the visit and so lovely. So thankful to have seen this gem.

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lighthouse and grounds are very well kept. A wonderful wooden walkway in to the marsh is a treat.

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can you come to Duck, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, etc, and not come to this beautiful lighthouse? You have to and you ought to. The rangers are wonderful and kids can do junior ranger activities which is always such fun. You can climb up...More

Thank gomezofNYandLA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got here after hours, but wasn’t any less beautiful. Been meaning to stop forever and I finally did...loved it!!!

Thank Criz66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like the coloring of the light house. It was in a good area. Wasnt that many ppl there. It cost to walk to the top.

Thank desiree p
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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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Response from prep33grl | Reviewed this property |
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