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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Climbed the light house

The climb was worth it! They only allow 8 climbers every 20 minutes so you buy tickets for a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Crystal Y
Lawrence, Kansas
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Plan Ahead if You Want to Climb

This is a lovely site and worth a visit just to stroll and enjoy the scenery. If you want to climb... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The climb was worth it! They only allow 8 climbers every 20 minutes so you buy tickets for a particular time slot. This is to avoid stressing to building and stairs. Our wait was about an hour. Our whole family enjoyed to experience!

Thank Crystal Y
Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely site and worth a visit just to stroll and enjoy the scenery. If you want to climb the tower plan ahead. we arrived a few minutes before opening and the line ahead of us put us at a 3.5 hour wait...More

Thank lyonphoto_123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There was a wedding photo shoot taking place while I was there. Absolutely beautiful. The best spot is from the walkway to the left.

Thank Guy J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited during off season and was unable to climb at that time. Attendants were knowledgeable and still were able to get some great pictures. Can't wait to revisit and do more.

Thank langc019
Reviewed 3 days ago

So beautiful and an easy drive from Nag's Head. One of the better lighthouses to visit in the area. The boardwalk was also nice and a great place to view birds.

Thank kittyc1976
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Driving up to the lighthouse, you see the lighthouse between the tall trees and it is just so picturesque. Then you turn the corner and you feel like you are in a scene from a movie. Just too pretty for words. The lighthouse and surrounding...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an added stop on our trip to the big lighthouse, Cape Hatteras. It was beautiful and informative! We got some great pictures and learned a little bit about the history of the place. We did not pay to go to the top since...More

Thank econotraveller41
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was an amazing opportunity to visit this historic site..has a chequered past and is meticulously maintained..a must outing

Thank arjunajb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited today and really enjoyed it. We did not go into the lighthouse but we enjoyed the house, shop and the boardwalk. The boardwalk isn’t too long of a walk and the views of the lighthouse from there are gorgeous. We...More

Thank reneejones927
Reviewed 1 week ago

Park of the Pea Island National Seashore, Bodie Island Lighthouse is a picturesque spot which is worth a stop or a short visit. Kids of all ages love it.

Thank wbschamp
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Ronald C
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
Bianca S
July 27, 2017|
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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