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Oak Island Lighthouse

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It's rather plain, but has a beautiful setting, looking over to Southport on one side, and on the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
LisaVA
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Roanoke VA
A must see in North Carolina

I always make a stop at the light house, when I bring people from out of town. We always enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tiffabulous
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Charlotte, 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 make reservations second level two weeks run by volunteers parking is limited worth the climb take photos ahead of time plan ahead wooden walkway nice area no charge caswell beach cape fear north carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's rather plain, but has a beautiful setting, looking over to Southport on one side, and on the other side, if you take the walkway, you can get onto Caswell Beach, and even see Bald Head Island in the distance, to your left. On a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always make a stop at the light house, when I bring people from out of town. We always enjoy the clean grounds and the well maintained wooden bridge when we tour the area. Also taking silly photos is big fun!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tiffabulous
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Climbed to the top of the light house. Informative guides but a little bit physically challenging but glad I did it!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank okiterry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Working lighthouse the is great to see and photograph. Interior is unaccessible to the public. Tours of the lighthouse are available with several months advance notice. Parking is limited to about 4 vehicles.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dkunger1
Reviewed August 16, 2019

Did not go inside but walked up to the lighthouse. Very nice. Not much parking right at lighthouse, but a short distance with a very nice deck walkway to the lighthouse. Lots of history.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

grounds has a lot of wooden walkway but nothing really to see. we did not go yp tye lighthouse though.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mishmosh2000
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

I recently went on a girls trip to Oak Island and discovered the lighthouse through looking at attractions on the trip advisor site. It’s true that you need to complete a reservation 2-4 weeks before you plan on visiting, but I didn’t know that until...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

We was going to go to the top only to find out we had to make reservations 2 weeks prior to our visit. We still went to the second level and had a short history of the lighthouse. We enjoyed it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sandi M
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Had seen lighthouse from outside on previous trips but never from inside. Made a point to stop this time and was well worth it. Volunteer was very informative and made it interesting for both children and adults. Also appreciated her tips on descending steps.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cherie51
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

This tour is just simply amazing .If you have never been you need to go this was one of my favorite parts of our vacation.This one be great for anyone!!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Gabriella R
February 7, 2019|
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Response from Ali2Raleigh_NC | Reviewed this property |
FYI... you must email to make a tour reservation. They will not let me put the URL here so glue together oak island lighthouse . org for more info.
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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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