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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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Beautifully restored lighthouse

On a trip to Nags Head we went by this old lighthouse. Visited the information center and took pictures. Did not care to climb to the top. It is a beautiful structure in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a trip to Nags Head we went by this old lighthouse. Visited the information center and took pictures. Did not care to climb to the top. It is a beautiful structure in the ground very clean

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Thank sailewis
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience. Must climb to the top and take in the scenery. Don't forget your camera. Views from the top are stunning on a clear day.

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Thank Mark_DeZuba
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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Thank Kelley46
Blackstone
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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Thank Tucker S. K
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 5 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 6 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 6 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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