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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Address: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
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+1 252-441-5711
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An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not...

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)

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Nice looking lighthouse, but not the classic one on the waters edge where you can imagine a stormy night and that beacon shining through the surf and waves guiding ships to safety.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike K
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Lavallette, New Jersey
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Lavallette, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice looking lighthouse, but not the classic one on the waters edge where you can imagine a stormy night and that beacon shining through the surf and waves guiding ships to safety.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stop here to see the lighthouse and loved the book store. The lighthouse was not open but would stop back by here if I was in the area just to walk up in it.

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Thank Tonya M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Light house was cool but unfortunately due to hot weather we could not climb it. They had walking trails and scenic views and also caught a very cool ranger led talk while we visited. The shop inside has a nice selection of items as well.

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Thank Joe M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the Bodie Island Lighthouse three times this winter-once with my husband, once with four of my grandchildren and once with three girlfriends. This is a beautiful area. The Lighthouse itself is stunning and the grounds are beautiful maintained. There are nice restrooms here! The Lighthouse sits of the edge of a marsh and there is a board... More 

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to make sure I saw all of the lighthouses, and I did! This one was my favorite one. It stands amid an open field and has a walkway to an over look area that has a wonderful view of the Marshes. It's a must see.

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Evanston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful day and setting. Everyone we encountered were warm and friendly except for the National Park and Gift Shop staff. Having visited 300 sites, we have a good understanding of what to expect.

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Whiting, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lighthouse which has been refurbished and has been opened for climbing again. They also have moonlight climbs which on a clear night is a great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse was closed still for the season when we visited but was still an enjoyable experience. Our family walked the long dock which can be used for those with wheelchairs, motorized scooters, strollers, etc. Took pictures of the lighthouse and surrounding area and enjoyed visiting the gift/book store for the kids souvenirs. If you want to actually go inside... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In visiting the Outer Banks, this is a good walking trail to appreciate nature and local history. A good spot for bird watching.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Family spent a weekend at the Outer Banks. Had a great time exploring the Lighthouse, but did not climb to the top as our son is too short to make the trip

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