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Oak Island Lighthouse

300A Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8443
+1 910-278-5471
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Best view on the Island

By far one of the best Lighthouses in the State. Climb to the top and be Wowed by the spectacular... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oak Island, North Carolina

For years I've seen this lighthouse from Southport; love watching its light at night beaming... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Rougemont, North Carolina
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300A Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8443
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 26 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
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

It's a light house. It flashes light so Mariners don't crash into land. You need to plan ahead during off season if you want to go inside. Two weeks in advance to make an appointment. Limited parking is for 30 minutes only. The boardwalk to...More

Thank SaltySeaBean
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Family vacation and son reserved our group a spot. The all volunteer group of at least three tour guides give 2 tours every tuesday and thursday. They are extremely knowledgeable of the lighthouse itself, the immediate area, and the extended area historical spots and just...More

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