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Bodie Island Lighthouse

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-5711
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Unfortunately, we could not tour the lighthouse because of an approaching storm with lightning but... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Paducah, Kentucky

The North change the name of this lighthouse during the Civil war but the locals still call it by... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Williamston, North Carolina
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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)
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • 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 5 July 2017

Unfortunately, we could not tour the lighthouse because of an approaching storm with lightning but the adjacent keeper's home was open for tours where a very knowledgeable young man was giving presentations on the structure's history. He also explained some interesting facets of the area's...More

Thank jyates34
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The North change the name of this lighthouse during the Civil war but the locals still call it by the original name. Damn those Yankees. Love it. When it was originally build it sat directly on the ocean. Now it is 3 miles away. Really...More

Thank Campbellgirl86
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We loved Bodie Island lighthouse. It is so amazing to see how things were a couple of hundred years ago. It makes you thankful for our technology. It isn't a far walk to the lighthouse and you can climb up it. What a view! I'd...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

I wish I could give this 5 stars just for the beauty! After driving quite a distance to see the lighthouse we found out that we could not climb it for another 3 hours due to a limit of 8 people at a time. When...More

Thank heatherzampy
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My almost 4 years old son barely made the 42 inch height requirement for climbing the light house. He went up and down by himself, the registration doesn't allow me to carry him. He really enjoyed up three on top. Very friendly staff. Thank you!

Thank Lin C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This lighthouse is in a beautiful park like setting. The climb to the top is not overly strenuous. Only a few people are allowed to climb at once so it doesn't get too crowded. The day we were there was very windy so the top...More

Thank KYJman
Reviewed 1 July 2017

One of several island lighthouses and not to be missed. We didn't climb and cost $10 but still beautiful from the ground.

Thank JulaineG
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to Bodie Island Lighthouse. The workers there were very friendly and informative. It was too early to climb the lighthouse, but we still enjoyed the walk around the lighthouse!

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 30 June 2017

During our visit to the Outer Banks in North Carolina we tried to see as many Lighthouses as we had time for. We visited four of them. The black stripes of the Bodie Island Lighthouse and the Point Hatteras Lighthouse are interesting This the Bodie...More

Thank guest3773
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse with a marsh walk. The bookstore had a great collection of books. Our family enjoyed the marsh walk and it made our day picture perfect.

Thank Jalana1
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Ronald C
23 December 2017|
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Response from Leo B | Reviewed this property |
You would have to contact the National Park service for permission ect
Bianca S
28 July 2017|
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Response from prep33grl | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is height restrictions. So No...
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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