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Oak Island Lighthouse

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300A Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8443
+1 910-278-5471
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Nice lighthouse

The lighthouse stands alone and there was no gift shop or quarters attached to it. We could only go... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
keliza72017
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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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A Bit of History

We climbed the ship's ladder to the first floor and heard an interesting tour guide provide the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sue B
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Hickory, North Carolina
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300A Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8443
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+1 910-278-5471
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"coast guard"
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"make reservations"
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"afraid of heights"
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"limited parking"
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"spiral staircase"
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"take photos"
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"interesting information"
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"great attraction"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lighthouse stands alone and there was no gift shop or quarters attached to it. We could only go on Monday. You can see the lighthouse but it is not open on Monday to climb. You could walk across the street and there was a...More

1  Thank keliza72017
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We climbed the ship's ladder to the first floor and heard an interesting tour guide provide the history and how the lighthouse was built. You can also sign up for the full tour which leads you to the top of the structure. Free.

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently this place is only available for tours on the weekends & with a reservation. Kind of a bummer since we had a wedding to go to that basically took up the whole of the weekend, so we couldn't go. It looks pretty cool from...More

Thank Squ3aky
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately I did not make a reservation to go to the top but the Volunteer let us in to look around the first level and gave information about the lighthouse.

1  Thank tjbrummitt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was no parking and the guy wouldn't let anyone do a tour unless you had reservation but the site said you didn't need one.

Thank Stacie E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome attraction, must plan ahead and schedule a tour to the top. The views and pictures are wonderful. Definitely worth the time while you were on Oak Island.

1  Thank OSProfiler
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

First thing you will need to know is that this is a do-able climb, provided you can get over the optics of long ladders in a narrow tube. It is very safe as long as you pace yourself. That said, the view and the tour...More

Thank MBad1
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

To go inside you need a tour apptointment these days. Read everything on a quick walk around the place. Pretty cool.

Thank Jeff K
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

My husband and I made a visit to the Oak Island lighthouse. Before going, I looked online for info and found a lot of conflicting info. So, we weren't able to go into the lighthouse, but we did stop by. Hopefully next time we'll be...More

Thank Amber N
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go out on our rainy day at the beach and explore. We found the lighthouse and it was pretty neat. It was unfortunately closed that day but it had a schedule and website posted on door. I would definitely try to climb...More

2  Thank Heather S
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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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ccrider47
October 1, 2016|
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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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