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Oak Island Lighthouse

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Working lighthouse

We visited the lighthouse on a Tuesday. We were unable to go inside but we walked around the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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Great history lesson and amazing view!

The story of this lighthouse is amazing! The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable. A... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2019
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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 two weeks parking is limited worth the climb plan ahead ahead of time beach area caswell beach off season no charge cape fear volunteers tours donation ship
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an absolute must see if you are in the area. No trip to Oak Island would be complete without at least one visit to the lighthouse.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank smitty109
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the lighthouse on a Tuesday. We were unable to go inside but we walked around the grounds to take pictures. There is a nice boardwalk area across the road to take pictures and view the ocean. There are informational boards along the walkway....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yarnluv
Reviewed February 8, 2019

The story of this lighthouse is amazing! The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable. A Do-Not-Miss stop!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Gail B
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

We just drive by it and park and hangout. Awesome beach access across the street. Its a great place for family pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Avakelly
Reviewed January 16, 2019

I have taken visitors on the tour 3 times and will do again. Well managed tour. Great view. We saw dolphins swimming in the ocean below. Can see the entire Cape Fear area and down Oak Island. Nice collection of Oak Island souvenirs (also available...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ali2Raleigh_NC
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Best deal on the island-free. Be sure to make reservations online at least two weeks ahead of time And buy a shirt or a hat to help support the volunteers

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lee H
Reviewed December 10, 2018 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 November 20, 2018

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
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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.
Helen D
August 7, 2018|
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Response from Julia1138 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, yes!
October 1, 2016|
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Response from Charlie G | Reviewed this property |
it is closed in October for maintenance work.