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Oak Island Lighthouse

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Address: 300A Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8443
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We were unable to go up into the Lighthouse because we did not have reservations. The guides did let us look up the stairwell will a tour was going on. Would really like to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynn F
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour. Must have reservations to climb to the top. 131 metal steps at a 65 degree angle. Great tour guide. Was very knowledgeable of the Lighthouse history.

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Greer, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never seen a lighthouse in person and boy was it stunning! The way the light beams glide across the ocean under the start lite sky is breaktaking! A MUST EXPERIENCE!

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Thank tvandy88
Statesville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the free tour. The tour guides are great. This is not for the faint of heart. It's a steep and hard climb. They are redoing the lighthouse soon to make it more accessible. A few people from the group didn't make it to the top. It is also very hot. As long as you are aware going in... More 

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Thank Hannah B
Wilmington, North Carolina
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw several coast guard members and the ships they were launching. This is a cool vantage point for anyone to see the mainland and the harbors.

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Thank k f
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this light. We took the tour and climbed the stairs Volunteers run the light out of loyalty and love , so please donate to the cause. This is still a working lighthouse and maintained by the coast guard.

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Thank Renea J
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for photos! We hung out here one of the days when we stayed and it was great. Not crowded and really charming!

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Thank Stacie T
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were unable to go up into the Lighthouse because we did not have reservations. The guides did let us look up the stairwell will a tour was going on. Would really like to go back and go to the top.

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Thank Lynn F
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please support the lighthouse. The climb to the top was a bit scary, but fun! The view from the top is breathtaking! You can even purchase goodies at the bottom to help support the upkeep.

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Thank Dawg1969
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being from North Carolina, and a former member of the Coast Guard, I feel it is my duty to visit all of our lighthouses. I finally made it down to our southernmost barrier islands. Oak Island Lighthouse is visible from all around the area. Parking is limited at the Lighthouse (about 6 parking spaces) but t wasn't crowded. We read... More 

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copley
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Built by our Navy this is a neat light house. But to get to the top you need a reservation, which books up. So,go to their website and you can book 6 months in advance...I think.

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Thank gary t

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