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Bodie Island Lighthouse

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-5711
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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)
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-5711

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We've been to this lighthouse several times but this is the first time we climbed it. It's a decent climb but we were all able to make it ages 7 thru 61. Spectacular view and definitely worth the $$ to climb! Would definitely recommend climbing...More

Thank MaggieS1234
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you go to the Outer Banks the lighthouses are a must see. It's a decent climb to the top but worth it. The marsh deco trail is nice stroll. Nice restrooms and a gift shop.

Thank Jon A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this light house. Went to the top with my son. He was freaked out by the height. It is beautiful and worth a stop. I also bought a 4x4 off road permit while there. Took some beautiful photos

Thank Kenneth P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse and surrounding area. If you want to climb, get there early! There is usually a wait and, since they only let 8 up at a time, it can get pretty long.

Thank Traveller20011983
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very relaxed and easy going setting. Beautiful scenery and the rangers there are very nice and polite. You can all up in the lighthouse, you can sit it out on the ground and there's a nature walk that's really not that far of a walk....More

Thank Tater M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We got to the light house after it was closed for the climb to the top but the photo opportunities were amazing just at sunset. The grounds are open until dark and we took the boardwalk out to the viewing area in the marsh pond...More

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love lighthouses and love taking pictures of them. This one is so worthy of it. The gift shop is very nice and so are the grounds.

Thank brendasbf_10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great walk out to the shelter at the end of the boardwalk. There were two national park volunteer ladies out there who answered all of our questions without hesitation and showed our boys many different species of birds and landmarks with their...More

Thank Caylalynes
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came by on our way up to Nags Head. I always wanted to see the Bodie Lighthouse but never had the chance. It was a little crowded around noon but everything flowed well. There was a line and schedule for the trip to the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love to visit Bodie Lighthouse at night and stargaze. It is a nice quiet place and many times you can see deer in the field grazing.

Thank Nelene G
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What date will you open in 2017?
21 March 2017|
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Response from NowOnOBX-KateInNJ52 | Reviewed this property |
Bodie Island Lighthouse opens for self-guided tours the 3rd Friday in April yearly. However, year-round you can still go and see this beautiful place! Only things unavailable off-season are bathrooms, gift shop and climbing... More
how much is tour
29 January 2017|
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Response from Eloy C | Reviewed this property |
think tours are off till March or April. call ahead
Can you climb up the lighthouse?
13 January 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not at this time of year. They open the third Friday in April and close on Columbus Day.