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Bodie Island Lighthouse

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-5711
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Salt marshes, lighthouses, and time together

Step into the outer banks and visit the Bodie Island lighthouse. Worth sticking around for a... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Newport News, Virginia
It's a beauty !!

We visited the lighthouse during our stay to nags head. It was really beautiful. We didn't buy... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Crestwood, Kentucky
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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 28 June 2017

Step into the outer banks and visit the Bodie Island lighthouse. Worth sticking around for a journey up into the lighthouse (we did not do it as it was a bit crazy busy and I am a bit lazy). Worth talking to a ranger as...More

1  Thank HungryCurmudgeon
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the lighthouse during our stay to nags head. It was really beautiful. We didn't buy tickets to climb to the top but I am told that if you want to you need to do so early in the morning due to the heat...More

Thank Daydreamer050709
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

It had been a while since I had been to this aquarium. My son had gone there and told me of the new additions. If you are a lifelong learner, are curious or a kid with adventure in your heart, you'll love this aquarium. There...More

Thank Jo Ann G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We visited both Bodie and Hatteras lighthouses. Bodie had the best natural surroundings and viewing places. Bodie's grounds were pristine, not crowded, and well kept. The gazebo at the end of the boardwalk is great for taking pictures. The entire surroundings of Bodie is clean...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We've been to this lighthouse several times but this is the first time we climbed it. It's a decent climb but we were all able to make it ages 7 thru 61. Spectacular view and definitely worth the $$ to climb! Would definitely recommend climbing...More

Thank MaggieS1234
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

If you go to the Outer Banks the lighthouses are a must see. It's a decent climb to the top but worth it. The marsh deco trail is nice stroll. Nice restrooms and a gift shop.

Thank Jon A
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Love this light house. Went to the top with my son. He was freaked out by the height. It is beautiful and worth a stop. I also bought a 4x4 off road permit while there. Took some beautiful photos

Thank Kenneth P
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse and surrounding area. If you want to climb, get there early! There is usually a wait and, since they only let 8 up at a time, it can get pretty long.

Thank Traveller20011983
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Very relaxed and easy going setting. Beautiful scenery and the rangers there are very nice and polite. You can all up in the lighthouse, you can sit it out on the ground and there's a nature walk that's really not that far of a walk....More

Thank Tater M
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We got to the light house after it was closed for the climb to the top but the photo opportunities were amazing just at sunset. The grounds are open until dark and we took the boardwalk out to the viewing area in the marsh pond...More

Thank Dale R
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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