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“Just okay”

Ocracoke Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Compared to other lighthouse we visited in OBX, I was a bit disapointed with this one. You can stop by, but nothing more.

Thank pasares
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

You'll find a lot of pretty pictures to take here, but you cannot climb this light house. The parking lot is very small and holds about 4 cars (15 minute limit parking) and is usually packed during the day, so you may have to circle back a few times until you see someone pulling out, especially if the golf carts are taking up car spaces. However, it's a short walk up to the light house, there isn't anything up there but the lighthouse and sometimes a lovely ginger tabby cat who is extremely friendly. We became quick friends, but you probably gather that from my nickname. He/she (I didn't lift up it's tail) is one of the feral cats on the island, but seems to prefer the lighthouse and loves to visit. What can I say, I liked the cat more than the lighthouse! Check out the very cool tree on the way up the ramp, great photo op!

Thank Cr8zyC8tL8dy
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is worth 10-15 minutes of your time, for sure. You can't climb this lighthouse, but it's still a sight worth seeing on the island. I recommend trying to incorporate it into your trip.

Thank KPsRECs
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Although you can't go inside, this is a very well-kept lighthouse and worth stopping to visit while on the island. Very few parking spaces available.

Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

A nice morning or afternoon walking destination on Ocracoke Island. There is history here, and you can also visit the British Cemetery along the way.

Thank BuddDr
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