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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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Lighthouse Haven

Enjoy the many lighthouses along the Outer Banks among which the Bodie Island Lighthouse is one. The present lighthouse was built in 1879 and enhances the peaceful marshes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoy the many lighthouses along the Outer Banks among which the Bodie Island Lighthouse is one. The present lighthouse was built in 1879 and enhances the peaceful marshes surrounding the building. Stroll on the boardwalk extending into the marsh and appreciate the 'sailor's safety' that the lighthouse provides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Short drive from main shopping resort area of Nags Head , Beautifil scenic entrance drive with Lighthouse peeking thru the Carolina pines. Great photo opt for family. Nice walking ramp to view wildlife area and explore . Also you can go inside the visitor center. Check it out even at dusk when you can see the working light.

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gogranny60
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was near closing time when we got there so it wasn't crowded. Lots of photo opportunities. Small gift shop inside. Short walk from parking to gift shop.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bodie Lighthouse was a interesting landmark to visit. It's history is interesting and educational. A fee is charged to climb the stairs of the lighthouse but the visit is free. One of several historic lighthouses of the Outer Banks of NC.

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You need a ticket to climb the lighthouse, but a very limited number of tickets are available each day, so plan to get there when it opens at 9am. Also, there isn't anything else to see or do besides climb the lighthouse. There's no exhibit. Just a small gift shop.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited today and although we didn't climb the lighthouse, we did listen to the ranger talk on snakes in their habitat. It was a super talk for British tourists like ourselves who are a bit nervous about the snakes here. Ranger Ann Jenson was extremely helpful and even walked us out to the lookout point to settle our youngest's... More 

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Mocksville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What else can I say? You can't go inside this lighthouse but the landscapes are beautiful. You don't have to walk but a few steps from your car to get some great photos.

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse looks really great but they only sell 120 tickets for the entire day which works out to 8 people every 20 minutes. So make sure you buy your tickets early or you won't be able to get in

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This one's in the middle of nowhere, but still LOVELY to see if you enjoy lighthouses like I do! The day we were there was a little rainy, but we still enjoyed seeing what we could. It's worth a stop if you're in the area!

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Thank JennaLouWho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lighthouse is not the tallest in the OBX but, it is still vary tall. And alot more easy to get to then Hatteras Lighthouse (still about an hour away) but don't pass it by, it is still vary impressive and beautiful. Overall A+

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