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Oak Island Lighthouse

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If you happen to be in the neighborhood...

This lighthouse rests just off the beach at Oak Island, NC. If you happen to be nearby, it's... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
chrisfGVC
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Lighthouse Check the Box

We're trying to visit all the NC lighthouses and we started here and will work our way up the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
conklins
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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300A Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8443
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All reviews light house across the street weeks in advance coast guard make reservations afraid of heights parking is limited spiral staircase volunteer guides worth the climb plan ahead great tour beach area off season no charge caswell beach the cape fear river
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to a lighthouse for my family and although it was closed that day we still had a wonderful time. It's very interesting how you can look up at it and it looks as though it's leaning.Many photo opportunities and lots of informative boards...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marahashley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting. Had a lovely broadwalk to the beach with informative plaques and wonderful picture opportunities. It curled around and lead you right to the Lighthouse. Nice parking area also

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sheri C
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We enjoyed our trip to the lighthouse - the docent was very informative and I'm so glad we took the time to go visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 1happykat
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Climbs to the top are organized by volunteers at limited times and require reservations. The information is readily available online. My youngest son and I arranged for a 10:15 AM climb and I was very impressed how organized it was. This lighthouse is unique in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Stucolco
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Although at night you can see a neat looking lighthouse in the distance all lit up, the excitement by the kids too follow was not as bright! We drove to the north end of the Island to see the lighthouse only to find a nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KB045
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This lighthouse rests just off the beach at Oak Island, NC. If you happen to be nearby, it's definitely worth visiting. Believe it or not--the area wasn't saturated with tourists on July 4th weekend!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chrisfGVC
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We're trying to visit all the NC lighthouses and we started here and will work our way up the coast. Old Baldy on Bald Head Island was much more interesting than this one...but we at least have checked the box that we saw the one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank conklins
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse itself isn’t a showstopper when you compare to other Carolina lighthouses, but it’s an interesting design. The grounds around it and across the street are absolutely beautiful and worth seeing in my opinion. We came at sunset so watching the sun go down...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lovetovaca08
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Unfortunately we drove quite a way only to find the light house was closed. I was extremely disappointing. We did walk around the grounds and across the street but we were oping to go inside. It would be really nice if there were regular business...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sun_fun98
Reviewed August 13, 2018

was a great walk on the Beach. we Walked for 8 miles. There werent any restrooms along the way even at the lighthouse no where to get a drink or to stop to go to restroom

Date of experience: August 2018
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Helen D
August 7, 2018|
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Response from Julia1138 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, yes!
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ccrider47
October 1, 2016|
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Response from Charlie G | Reviewed this property |
it is closed in October for maintenance work.
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Response from gary t | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay....this is also the info I have gotten
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1melaniet5
Raleigh, North Carolina
What do you like to do when staying at Oak Island? (0 Replies)
We are heading down to Oak Island June 20 - 26. We have two teenage girls 13 and 14 that are always up for new adventure. I have looked at the various websites to plan activities for our trip but I would also love to hear about personal finds. We have done everything from climbing the Oak Island lighthouse (I highly recommend), there for the filiming of Safe Haven (awesome opportunity) but in the past we have loved hanging out on the beach access or east end of the island as well. I would...More
June 18, 2015|
1melaniet5
Raleigh, North Carolina
What do you like to do when staying at Oak Island? (2 Replies)
We are heading down to Oak Island June 20 - 26. We have two teenage girls 13 and 14 that are always up for new adventure. I have looked at the various websites to plan activities for our trip but I would also love to hear about personal finds. We have done everything from climbing the Oak Island lighthouse (I highly recommend), there for the filiming of Safe Haven (awesome opportunity) but in the past we have loved hanging out on the beach access or east end of the island as well. I would...More
June 18, 2015|
Response fromsophiegirl04|
1) take Southport Ferry over and back and feed the gulls 2) head to Bald Head Island for the day 3) go for a long bike ride and then have lunch at L'l Bits 4) create a biking scavenger hunt in Southport, finish at the Provision Company for a great burger 5) buy an crank ice cream machine and rock salt and make homemade ice cream
MellieMC
NC
Two Questions (1 Replies)
We are leaving on Sunday for our first trip to Oak Island and have rented a house there for the week. I was wondering if there is access to a public pool anywhere nearby. My kids love the beach but would much rather swim in a pool. Also, is the Oak Island Lighthouse open for tours? Thanks so much for any information you can give me. Melodie
August 04, 2009|
Response fromMellieMC|
Anybody???? LOL