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All reviews light house limited parking private residence walk up the outer banks minute parking worth the trip ferry ride piece of history nice stop quick stop the east coast few minutes silver lake golf cart coast guard oldest
Not much to see other than the lighthouse and plaque explaining that it is still used today and its walls are 5 ft thick at the bottom and the house is a private residence. You can't go up it as it's still used today. We...More
The Ocracoke Lighthouse reminds me of serenity. It is small and quaint with a white picket fence. So peaceful looking! It is located next to the historic lightkeeper's house which is now a private residence. The lighthouse is the oldest active light in NC. My...More
We saw it coming in on the ferry and then wandered around to look at it. This is just a few minutes to check out as the inside is not open. Italy’s for great pictures especially when they sky in the background is interesting.
The original Ocracoke Lighthouse was built in 1795; the Ocracoke Lighthouse we see today located at 360 Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960, 252-473-2111, was built in 1823.
The lighthouse has full interior access during the Summer months which means access to the interior...More
Picturesque beauty abounds here and if you're going to visit, seek out Springers Point in the inlet. It's where Blackbeard lost his head, and it's also a nature preserve with great views and sea glass for collectors.
Few last minute questions before this weekend! (4 Replies)
I cannot really find detailed directions or an address for the lighthouses. My question is if we are driving from Kill Devil Hills toweards Cape Hatteras, will we be able to see where to go to see Bodie Island Lighthouse and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. (IE are there signs and things like that to point it out) My other question is, we want to take the Hatteras Ferry to Ocracoke and once we get there we would like to see the Ocracoke Lighthouse and just wonder around the town for a few...More
September 26, 2007|
It's no problem seeing bodie lighthouse from the road. Also Hatteras lighthouse. I'm sure you know Hatteras was moved back from it's original site. Both are easy to find. Remember, the outter banks are not very wide. The Ocracoke lighthouse is the smallest and the hardest to see. But still easy to find. When I left the ferry on the other side of the island going to Morehead City it was in plain site. Owens Resturant in Nags Head is a good choice but get there early... The Lone Cedar is on...More
Back from the Outer Banks---My Review (2 Replies)
Well we have made it home!! I thought I would share my experience in the Outer Banks with everybody! Day 1 Drove through Kitty Hawk and arrived in Kill Devil Hills. We stopped by the Visitor's center to pick up some brochures/coupons for some area attractions. Stopped by the Wright Brother's Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. We checked out the museum and then headed up the giant dune to see the monument, shew what a walk it was! Afterwards we drove down to Manteo to eat at Big Al's...More
October 05, 2007|
Thanks for the great info. Too bad about Big Al's Soda Fountain. We enjoyed our meals there....kind of homey and small towny...not glitz and glamor and yet the 50s style is intrtiquing. Here's their menu. Sure they got the prices right? I figured about $13 for fries, burger and hotdog. We've even gotten their meatload and blue plate specials, etc. Glad you enjoyed the rest. Do go back. Wonderful place.