Lighthouses are famous on the Outer Banks for a reason, visit them all to see why!

Bodie Island Lighthouse

  • Address: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959
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  • Phone Number: (252) 441-5711
Pronounced “body,” The Bodie Island lighthouse is located before Oregon Inlet on Hwy. 12 at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Fearing that the 80-foot tower would be used by Union forces as an observation post, the original lighthouse was destroyed during the Civil War. Today’s lighthouse was constructed in 1872 and stands 156 feet tall and has 214 stairs leading to the top. Its light can
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Located in Buxton, on Hatteras island, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is perhaps our nation’s most recognized lighthouse. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was built in 1870 and is America’s tallest lighthouse at 208 feet high. 248 steep iron stairs take you to the top of the tower where the panoramic views are astounding. The flashing light is visible for 20 miles on a clear night. To
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The Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Built in 1875, The Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled the remaining “dark spot” on the North Carolina coast between the Cape Henry, Virginia and Bodie Island to the south. Its brick exterior was left unpainted to help distinguish the Currituck Beach Lighthouse from other regional lighthouses. The lighthouse was automated in 1939 when the U.S. Coast Guard assumed the duties of the Bureau of Lighthouses. 158
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