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Bodie Island Lighthouse

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-5711
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Piece of history

The lighthouse is an important piece of pre-civil war history and if you're in the area I recommend... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
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Great Lighthouse

If this is not on your lighthouse bucket list, add it fast! Nice climb, nice museum and gift shop... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Byran H
Fayetteville, 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 14 June 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse is an important piece of pre-civil war history and if you're in the area I recommend you stop by to see it. You can climb to the top top via the original stairs but get there early if you want to do this...More

Thank MSCruikshank
Reviewed 14 June 2017

If this is not on your lighthouse bucket list, add it fast! Nice climb, nice museum and gift shop. Great first order lens.

Thank Byran H
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Bodie Island is easily accessible from the main OBX strip. Not far south of Nags Head, it's well worth a short side trip. There is a boardwalk that goes out over the marshes behind the lighthouse, that offers a great view of the lighthouse from...More

Thank Rebekah_M1987
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This was a neat little place to stop on our family vacation. I of course did not go up all 200+ steps to get to the top but being able to go inside and then explore the grounds was well enough. The path that takes...More

Thank The_Big_Omega
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

They do a good job maintaining the grounds. There are clean bathrooms there. There is a nice walking path out to an overlook of the marsh. I have never climbed it but it is reasonable. A good family friendly, free attraction to visit. You have...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Not our first visit here. We wanted to climb to the top, however, got here too late. You can make arrangements to climb to the top a day ahead to avoid this disappointment. The views here are breathtaking and everything is in excellent condition. Be...More

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Nice place to stop after you've entered the National Seashore. It costs $10 to climb up. That's a little much for me, plus I'm not a big fan of heights so I passed. But the area is great for photography. There's also a boardwalk going...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I didn't climb up, just wanted to see a lighthouse in person. It was a windy day and they were not allowing those who climbed up to go out the door, they just took turns waiving from the door....There is a nice wooden walkway to...More

Thank Rosie2456
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We came just to see if we could climb it. The only allow 8 people at a time with tickets. We were allowed to go in the base and look up and take pictures looking up. We also went to a pier and looked out...More

Thank Spencer E
Reviewed 9 June 2017

very disappointed, upon arriving, finding out the restrictions with small children did not enable us to much. Website is very poorly done as it does not explain what it entails to view this attraction. disappointed. 200 steps to climb for a small child without help...More

Thank enjoyingretirement65
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Bianca S
27 July 2017|
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Response from prep33grl | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is height restrictions. So No...
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
28 January 2017|
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Response from Eloy C | Reviewed this property |
think tours are off till March or April. call ahead