Oak Island Lighthouse

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Oak Island Lighthouse
4.5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Barbara
Lewisburg, WV6 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
What can we say?! As we walked up to the lighthouse, a man named Bob asked if we would like to see inside before he locked up? Of course, we said “yes!” He gave us a short history lesson and sold us a couple of items. He offered us bottles of water! He told us that he was an “Eagle Scout” many years ago. He layed on the ground on his back to take the best picture of us! What a great experience! Thanks!
Written September 16, 2021
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116 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Free tour, easy email sign up. Don’t go IF afraid of heights or can’t climb ladders. Great challenge AND awesome view from the top. Don’t forget to look through the windows on the way back down. Hot and humid, very sticky and no bathroom. We did 1st available time in the morning since parking is time limited and scarce. We parked in beach access and walked to lighthouse.
Written May 27, 2022
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Craig
Colorado Springs, CO3 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Still great to see up close, it was closed when we visited this past weekend. It does say you can schedule a tour 2 weeks in advance. The boardwalk however is being rebuilt and the beach access parking is closed. That leaves 2 regular parking spots and 1 handicap spot to visit.
Written February 23, 2021
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eyesbblue
Virginia624 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a nice visit. The boardwalk has many signs providing interesting information. The lighthouse is attractive and a good photo shot. Call well in advance for reservations if you want to climb it. Nice views of the ocean too.
Written April 26, 2022
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uncwgirl77
Raleigh, NC77 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
I had been to Oak Island quite a few times but had never made a stop at the lighthouse. It's definitely a nice place to visit for a little stroll and some photo opportunities. There is a parking lot and a lovely boardwalk.
Written August 21, 2020
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Doug W
Silver Spring, United States42 contributions
May 2022
The lighthouse is staffed and run by volunteers. We booked a climb to the top in advance. The lighthouse has 'ships ladders' and not the typical spiral staircases as found in many lighthouses. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The view from the top is worth the climb. You can see Bald Head island and lighthouse from this lighthouse. There is no charge, but they except donations. All donations are tax deductible as well. They have t-shirts and hats available as well.
Written May 12, 2022
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tlstanley99
Nashville, NC352 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Had Monday off and drove over to Caswell Beach. The light house wasn’t open but we were able to look at it and take some pictures. There are only a few close parks so glad it wasn’t a busy day. Also walked across the street and enjoyed a nice walk on the beach and found some shells. It is a neat little day visit.
Written January 21, 2020
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Topsail Island, NC2,577 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
The lighthouse is beautiful. Amazing 😉 views from the top of the lighthouse and today was a beautiful day to visit it.
Written March 12, 2020
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Edward O
New Bern, NC2,785 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
A very new Lighthouse in comparison to others but good looking all the same. If you want to visit this and climb to the top you will have to give 2 weeks advance notice. Public "no reservation required" free tours to the second level (NOT to the top) are offered every Wednesday and Saturday (10 AM - 2 PM) Parking is very limited only 5 spaces and 30mins parking only.
you can see the website http://www.oakislandlighthouse.org/
Written March 14, 2015
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Hooked_on_travel77
Franklin, NC2,981 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
An easy drive takes you to Oak Island and the lighthouse built in 1958. The staff was extremely friendly and inviting. Steep ship stairs let you climb to the top if you want to partake in this (advance reservations). There is a small boardwalk across the street for photos and seeing the beach. Parking is very tight and the lot is small. Seeing the lighthouse is free but there is a donation box. A pleasant 15-20 minute stop (if you don't climb).
Written April 27, 2015
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  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM