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Bodie Island Lighthouse

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

A good place to learn about the lights and their keepers. The lighthouse is well taken care of and the Rangers take pride in their role in passing on our history.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with friends and really cannot believe how well the place is kept up. A definite jewel for the OBX!

Thank ccurnnc
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was pretty cool. closer to Kitty Hawk than Hatteras. Only $20 to walk up, we spent about 20 minutes inside, there are platforms inside at the top of each stairway, so you can stop. It was an easy climb, they also have fans on...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can buy a ticket and climb to the top for panoramic views but even without that experience it is worth a stop. Our family with a young child and one person with a foot injury chose not to climb. But we did walk out...More

Thank sehrlich2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of my favorite lighthouses on the NC Coast! Beautiful grounds and lighthouse. You can climb this one with beautiful views. Staff is friendly and helpful with any questions you may have.

Thank LMD1017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Body's Island Lighthouse as it was historically known as before the more recent adoption of the current moniker is a handsome sentinel to bygone days. The first edition fresnel lens is a treasure and whether you witness the "winking" of the light in the...More

Thank malia y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The heat index has been climbing and with the windows sealed shut you can't climb. It helps to arrive early in the morning before it gets too hot. The lighthouse and surrounding grounds are well maintained with clean bathrooms. The rangers are so friendly and...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lighthouses of the OBX are so stunning and well maintained. You can pay to go to the top but my Little's were not tall enough to go. It was still nice to get out and walk around.

Thank prep33grl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful lighthouse offers breathtaking views of the ocean and marshes. It's well worth the climb to enjoy the views from the top. Be forewarned - they only let 8 people climb every 20 minutes. If you want to climb in the morning - arrive...More

Thank callitlikeiseeit
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this lighthouse several times on our visits to OBX over the years. One of the first times I visited, the lighthouse was under scaffolding for construction. We visited today, a beautiful, sunny day and it was perfect. It was too hot to...More

Thank Pat E
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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
13 January 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not at this time of year. They open the third Friday in April and close on Columbus Day.