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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Address: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: 252-441-5711
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An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not...

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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Less crowded than Hatteras but just as beautiful!

Of the 4 lighthouses we saw (Currituck, Bodie, Hatteras, Ocracoke), Bodie was in the most picturesque spot... The boardwalk and observation deck behind the lighthouse yielded some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of the 4 lighthouses we saw (Currituck, Bodie, Hatteras, Ocracoke), Bodie was in the most picturesque spot... The boardwalk and observation deck behind the lighthouse yielded some unique and beautiful views of the lighthouse. Like Currituck and Hatteras, you can climb to the top for a small fee.

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Blackstone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whether you are a first time visitor to the Outer Banks or a regular vacationer there, Bodie Island Lighthouse should be on your must see list. My favorite time to visit is just before sunset. It is awesome.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had spent most of the day in Hatteras and didn't have time to tour this lighthouse. So we just pulled into the parking lot and took in the scene. The weather was perfect and the lighthouse was set perfectly against a blue sky. Maybe next time we'll have more time and we can climb up to the top.

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Thank OilRover
Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is cute for a quick drive-by. The Cape Hatteras lighthouse is much more impressive. The beach close to this lighthouse, Coquina, is amazing! Def go there and then drive by this.

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Thank BailyTN
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sun came out just in time to see the lighthouse. Tickts to go up into the lighthouse were sold out for the day so buy in advance. Its a beautiful setting.

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Rosman, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this place! Very educational for the kids. They even had a drinking fountain for dogs. This is very thoughtful. Inside the lighthouse was very neat. A good climb to the top, but our family loved it.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting lighthouse manned with park personnel. They're friendly and knowledgable without being in your face. Great photo opportunities and scenic views. Worth the 8 bucks admission in my opinion.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The climb to the top was worth it. The park staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Incredible views await!!

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful lighthouse on a very well kept part of the Cape Hatteras Nat'l Seashore. We decided not to take the tour up to the top, but instead walked out on the elevated trail to a viewing area in the marsh. Very pleasant with nice picture opportunities, including of the lighthouse itself. Nice stop for 30-60 min if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed this park. It has the lighthouse you can go in but the walkway out onto the water was really good. It was a great spot for scenery and wildlife both.

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