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Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

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Address: Manteo waterfront, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Lovely place to sit and enjoy the Manteo waterfront.

Every time we visit Manteo we walk the harbour area, It is beautful. The water, lovely boats, park and of course the lighthouse offer a relaxing area to visit. You can sit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
cphea
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Maryville, Tennessee
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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit Manteo we walk the harbour area, It is beautful. The water, lovely boats, park and of course the lighthouse offer a relaxing area to visit. You can sit around thelighthouse and enjoy the sights, read,take photographs...rightnext to Manteo itself.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though the lighthouse was not open we had a fun time anyway. We got to walk around on the boardwalk and check out all of the shops. The Manteo town is very quaint. The people are super friendly and lots of fun things to do. This is definitely a must see if you're in the area. Lots of fun... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was determined to visit ALL of the lighthouses on the outer banks. The view from this one is beautiful, and you can walk inside and explore. Gorgeously maintained.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you're looking for scenic views, this is it! Learning history comes along with the picturesque site. Its location right in downtown Manteo makes for a perfect waterfront walk.

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Thank landj65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Manteo waterfront is one of our favorite places to visit. We love to photograph the sunrise and walk the boardwalk. The Lighthouse and surrounding historic areas are enjoyable to visit! And the view is great!

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

While exploring Roanoke Island we came across a wonderful seaside boardwalk and the cutest lighthouse I have ever seen! I am from New England where we have no shortage of impressive lighthouse structures, however this small building at the end of a long pier was simply breathtaking. To top it off, it was adorned with beautiful nautical wreathes and garland,... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Manteo Historic Waterfront is charming and mesmerizing. Be sure to go just before sunset as the views are simply incredible. We went two days in a row, and the photo ops are totally different.

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kingsport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Wonderful town. Nice places to eat, shop and see the history and sights. Plenty of parking and lots to do. Enjoyed watching the lights being lit at dusk by the little boy and female adult. BUG SPRAY!!!

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South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Since this is situated right off the boardwalk in Manteo, it is worth taking a look if you are visiting other sites on Roanoke Island. It is a reconstruction (the original was lost at sea) and a distinct style called screw-pile construction, so those interested in that aspect will enjoy the information provided.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The lighthouse was within walking distance of where we ate lunch. Not quite what I expected after seeing other light houses. Worth a stop. Nice history.

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