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Bodie Island Lighthouse

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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This lighthouse is just stunning and you'll want to take photos from all angles! It was such a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bradenton, Florida
Beautiful in November

We stopped just long enough for me to snap some pics on our way back to Buxton. I share my mom's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under construction, and is expected to re-open in summer 2013, with the ability to be climbed for the first time)
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8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Reviewed yesterday

This lighthouse is just stunning and you'll want to take photos from all angles! It was such a beautiful day in the Outer Banks when we were there. The history of the Bodie Lighthouse is really cool, too!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped just long enough for me to snap some pics on our way back to Buxton. I share my mom's love of lighthouses and am following in my parents' and grandparents' footsteps. I had recently had surgery for a broken ankle so we didn't...More

Thank FranP1616
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice quick leg stretcher on the way south. Not far off the scenic byways. We hit them just before opening on our way to ocracoke.

Thank ValerieD682
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came after the lighthouse had been closed for the year. It is a beautiful location. The only thing that would make it better is more of a display outside of the lighthouse explaining about its history.

Thank madisons953
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is beautiful ( my Favorite) the marsh walk is amazing!! We saw alot of different birds, even a bald eagle flew over our heads!! We saw fish and crab. It was a awesome stop on our obx journey!!

Thank Odyssey00040952323
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really an iconic lighthouse, smaller than its cousin, but about an hour closer! A nice boardwalk takes you through the wetlands to a terrific viewpoint. There is no museum here; the keeper's house is only the shop and a place to get driving...More

Thank Divemasterking
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well preserved lighthouse with a gift shop and park rangers there to help you with whatever you may be searching for.

Thank Daddytravel786
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been wanting to see Bodie Lighthouse up close for years and I have to tell you I wasn't disappointed. It was at sunset and was breathtaking. I didn't go inside the shop or the lighthouse as both were closed but will come back earlier...More

Thank FlyingSolo15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouses of OBX are worth a trip in and of themselves. Each has a unique beauty, typically a storied history, and are always a fun destination.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are visiting the Outer Banks for the first time and decided to visit all the lighthouses. The grounds are immaculate and the wooden boardwalk was perfect since I have to use my wheelchair to walk even short distances. The view from...More

Thank Cindy E
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Response from Leo B | Reviewed this property |
You would have to contact the National Park service for permission ect
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I believe there is height restrictions. So No...
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Response from midwestscubagal | Reviewed this property |
Check with the National Parks Service. It is still worth seeing, and my husband and I were there when it wasn't open. The grounds are magnificent and there's a boardwalk that leads to a marsh with stunning views of the water... More