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Bodie Island Lighthouse

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-5711
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Clean and informative

We did not walk to the top. Small bookstore. Plenty of parking. Nice walk on the boardwalk. This... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Blandon, Pennsylvania, United States
Best Seen in a Bright Blue Sky

Hatteras Lighthouse has the black and white swirls. Bodie Island Lighthouse has straight... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Docky B
Raleigh, 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 November 2017

We did not walk to the top. Small bookstore. Plenty of parking. Nice walk on the boardwalk. This lighthouse is near Nags Head. Always open.

Thank leetl319
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Hatteras Lighthouse has the black and white swirls. Bodie Island Lighthouse has straight horizontal bands of black and white. When you look at Bodie Lighthouse, you get the feeling that a giant plopped a toy lighthouse set in a sandbox. I think that it is...More

Thank Docky B
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This lighthouse is absolutely stunning! There are plenty of picnic areas, grassy areas for hanging out with family/friends, a wooden deck walkway back behind the lighthouse and over the sound, plus the lighthouse itself. Bodie is one of the more beautiful lighthouses that you will...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Fabulous lighthouse out by itself. It is not surrounded by homes, or busy roads. Just a great place to go at night to see stars on a clear night.

Thank hjbear23
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

A must do if you’re in the area and like nature and lighthouses. We stayed close by at the southern end of Nags Head and really enjoyed our visit. They have tours you can schedule to go up in the lighthouse. You can get your...More

Thank DanaRod213
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Wasn’t open to climb, but went anyway. Giftshop is limited. Run by the parks service so they close in early October.

Thank Audrey W
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Nice boardwalk around the lighthouse. Lots of birdwatchers and nature lovers. Only downfall is that the lighthouse can't be climbed after Columbus day.

Thank jne7299318
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Very pretty setting with some outdoor spots to bird. The grounds and observation deck was the best! Didn’t go inside, but so worth the stop!

Thank Rosie D
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Such a lovely lighthouse! Great to climb and spaces for people to rest on the way up. Boardwalk is beautiful. We enjoyed the views both at the top and bottom. A "must" when visiting the Outer Banks.

Thank MFolster5
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This was a great stop! Plenty of parking and the lighthouse is still operational. Grounds are open 24 hours, so you can see it in operation at night. I came here during the day to visit and then came back later that night since the...More

Thank gonefishing2819
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Bianca S
28 July 2017|
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Response from prep33grl | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is height restrictions. So No...
22 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
29 January 2017|
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Response from Eloy C | Reviewed this property |
think tours are off till March or April. call ahead