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Oak Island Lighthouse

300A Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8443
+1 910-278-5471
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Visit to the top of the lighthouse

You have to book it in advance, because it is all volunteers that allow you to go to the top. They... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Salisbury, North Carolina
via mobile
Mesmerizing Lighthouse

The most beautiful lighthouse I have ever seen! And it’s working!!! It was decorated for Christmas... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Tampa, Fl
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300A Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8443
+1 910-278-5471
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to book it in advance, because it is all volunteers that allow you to go to the top. They will climb with you. This is not a circular climb, so it is unusual and really neat. The view from on top is amazing....More

Thank Runnindeer
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The most beautiful lighthouse I have ever seen! And it’s working!!! It was decorated for Christmas. I could gaze at this lighthouse day and night!!!!! It was mesmerizing!

Thank princessangel
Reviewed 6 December 2017

By far one of the best Lighthouses in the State. Climb to the top and be Wowed by the spectacular views of the beach strand, Southport, Bald Head Isl;and and the Cape Fear river.

Thank boswellpho2
Reviewed 26 October 2017

For years I've seen this lighthouse from Southport; love watching its light at night beaming. Finally made it over to Caswell Beach where this is located-not actually on Oak Island (confusing). Beach itself has NO public parking. Area to park by lighthouse very limited. We...More

Thank ViajeMujer
Reviewed 25 October 2017

In the scheme of things, the Oak Island Lighthouse is a null. Decommissioned and not open to the public, there's not much to it other than to get a picture in front of the sign. What is more interesting is the boardwalk to the beach...More

Thank NYSkeptic
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This has to be the plainest light house on the eastern seaboard. If it isn't I can't imagine what the other one looks like. It's the equivalent of the gender non-specific clothes of 1960's-era Communist China. Good for a ten minute stop - maybe.

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We love lighthouses and this one was convenient. With a nice oversee action deck across the road. We visited after hours but we're not disappointed. We took a walk on the beach also. Very pretty. Hope you enjoy as much as we did

Thank roadtripjunkie1305
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I was not planning to go to the lighthouse on this trip but was invited by some friends, and I am glad I went. The tour was limited to the lower parts of the lighthouse, apparently they only have tours to the top on certain...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is a neat light house. The volunteer that was working at the light was amazing. He was very friendly and personable. You have to make reservations to go to the top of the light house. We did not know this when we went. You...More

Thank Tchowell
Reviewed 27 September 2017

but that's all it appears to be. we did not pre arrange a tour so we were unable to go inside. tours are given wed and sat 10-2. it is an impressive structure and served a historic duty keeping ships form foundering.

Thank Bbqman3341
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1 October 2016|
Response from Charlie G | Reviewed this property |
it is closed in October for maintenance work.
1 October 2016|
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Response from gary t | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay....this is also the info I have gotten