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“OI Light Illuminates Cape Fear”

Oak Island Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Oak Island
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Call ahead to climb to the to, a steep climb up ship's ladders, but the view is worth it. Very limited tours and climbs so be sure to reserve a place.

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you are a lighthouse chaser (as I am) you will want to go. Oak Island is at the southernmost tip of NC on the west bank of the Cape Fear River.

You can drive to it, as the lighthouse is (nearly) on the street in the middle of a residential area! There are no facilities and as far as I could see entrance is forbidden.

And it really is not much to look at - the flats black,grey, and cement color is unremarkable. But, if you collect lighthouses, go by all means.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

It was awesome to see this historic lighthouse, but I wasn't able to go inside. Not a big deal, but there were no "hours of touring" times posted anywhere. I did enjoy the view and taking pics of this beautiful lighthouse. Lighthouses rule!

2  Thank Jaxn81
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stopped by the light house while vacationing nearby. When we arrives they were having a special viewing if the lighthouse. We were able go up the first flight of stairs. A lady representing "Friends of the Oak Island Lighthouse" was there and gave a great presentation.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

My son(11 years old) went to the top, but I only made it halfway. You must make reservations at least 2 weeks in advance. The stairs are like ships stairs and they are very steep. You must hold on through the stair climbing both up and down.

1  Thank Deborah E
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