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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)
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • 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 1 week ago

This was a neat little place to stop on our family vacation. I of course did not go up all 200+ steps to get to the top but being able to go inside and then explore the grounds was well enough. The path that takes...More

Thank The_Big_Omega
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They do a good job maintaining the grounds. There are clean bathrooms there. There is a nice walking path out to an overlook of the marsh. I have never climbed it but it is reasonable. A good family friendly, free attraction to visit. You have...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not our first visit here. We wanted to climb to the top, however, got here too late. You can make arrangements to climb to the top a day ahead to avoid this disappointment. The views here are breathtaking and everything is in excellent condition. Be...More

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to stop after you've entered the National Seashore. It costs $10 to climb up. That's a little much for me, plus I'm not a big fan of heights so I passed. But the area is great for photography. There's also a boardwalk going...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't climb up, just wanted to see a lighthouse in person. It was a windy day and they were not allowing those who climbed up to go out the door, they just took turns waiving from the door....There is a nice wooden walkway to...More

Thank Rosie2456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came just to see if we could climb it. The only allow 8 people at a time with tickets. We were allowed to go in the base and look up and take pictures looking up. We also went to a pier and looked out...More

Thank Spencer E
Reviewed 1 week ago

very disappointed, upon arriving, finding out the restrictions with small children did not enable us to much. Website is very poorly done as it does not explain what it entails to view this attraction. disappointed. 200 steps to climb for a small child without help...More

Thank enjoyingretirement65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love to walk on the wood walkway to the overlook to see the vast marshes. Also a great place to take dome pictures of the lighthouse.The gifts hop had great books in it telling all about the history of the area.

Thank Mel J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For any lighthouse fans, a trek to see all of the OBX lights is a must. Bodie (pronounced Body) light house is in a picturesque setting. You can climb the tower (assuming no wind/gale/hurricane restrictions) and be sure to walk back along the board walk...More

Thank Sorcerer55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see some history. Although I felt that it was a bit expensive to just walk in and look around (10$). It did not deter us. Also the times were slotted. In other words you may have to wait for a designated time...More

Thank Ralph G
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What date will you open in 2017?
21 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
how much is tour
29 January 2017|
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Response from Eloy C | Reviewed this property |
think tours are off till March or April. call ahead
Can you climb up the lighthouse?
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.