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“Book at least 2 weeks in advance”

Oak Island Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Oak Island
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Really worth visiting. We were able to climb the first 12 steps, but would have needed to have booked 2 weeks in advance. The tour is free and run by volunteers. We found the guide really helpful and would loved to have done it with our grandsons.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

The 154 ft lighthouse has free tours Wed & Sat from 10-2 to second level (12 step steps). Or climb to top (131 steps) on Tue or Thurs...note need reservations (www.oakislandlighthouse.org).
Great view of area, snd little gift shop. No bathrooms, portapotties 1/2 mile away at beach.

1  Thank Martin H
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We booked ahead (6 people) and climbed to the top. It was absolutely amazing. Please but a T-shirt or make a donation. The volunteers are pleasant and informative. It was not for the faint of heart or if you have a fear of heights you might want to keep your feet on the ground.

1  Thank MommaD_711
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

There are several lighthouses located on the barrier islands of North Carolina. Each is painted differently and has it's own story to tell. The light house was extremely busy and I'm not one for small confined spaces. I think it would be a great trip (set up in advance) for kids. The ones we saw were having a blast and the view from the top must be amazing! At least drive by if you are in the area of Oak Island, NC.

Thank NCProfesora
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Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

A must-do if you're already visiting Oak Island, but don't count on it as a day trip. Small children can't go up due to (we were told) lead paint, but our toddler had fun taking a peek up the steps into the belly of the lighthouse. After the lighthouse, visit the beach right across the street for a great view of Bald Head Island. There were also several turtle nests there when we visited.

1  Thank Trista E
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