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Calling all Lighthouse Lovers to the Outer Banks. If you are looking for a fun, historical trip, visiting the lighthouses of North Carolina may be for you. Plus, National lighthouse day is August 7th so you can really dive into the holiday.

Each lighthouse may have varying visiting hours, so please contact each one to obtain the most up to date information.

Check these off your list as you visit,…

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located on the Outer Banks in Corolla, North Carolina. The Currituck Beach Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1973.
Location: 1101 Corolla Village Rd, Corolla, NC 27927
Height: 162′
Opened: 1875

Currituck Lighthouse North Carolina

Bodie Island Lighthouse

The current Lighthouse is the third that has stood in this vicinity of Bodie Island on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. It is located on the Roanoke Sound side of the first island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Location: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse, Nags Head, NC 27959
Height: 156′
Opened: 1872

Bodie Island LighthouseNorth Carolina

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Outer Banks are a group of barrier islands on the North Carolina coast that separate the Atlantic Ocean from the coastal sounds and inlets.
Location: 46379 Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, NC 27920
Height: 193′
Opened: 1845

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse North Carolina

Oak Island Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located in the Town of Caswell Beach near the mouth of the Cape Fear River in Southeastern North Carolina. It sits next to the Oak Island Coast Guard Station on the east end of Oak Island in Brunswick County looking south out at the Atlantic Ocean.
Location: 300a Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465
Height: 153′
Opened: 1958

oak island Lighthouse North Carolina

Ocracoke Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built in Hyde County, on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina  by Massachusetts builder Noah Porter. Its diameter narrows from 25 feet at the base to 12 feet at its peak. The lighthouse was built to help guide ships through Ocracoke Inlet into Pamlico Sound.
Location: 360 Lighthouse Rd, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Height: 75′
Opened: 1823

Ocracoke Lighthouse North Carolina

Roanoke River Lighthouse

This historic, decommissioned lighthouse, is located on the waterfront of Edenton, North Carolina. The lighthouse once stood in Albemarle Sound at the mouth of the Roanoke River, across the Sound from its current location.
Location: 7 Dock St, Edenton, NC 27932
Height: 35′
Opened: 1887

Lookout Lighthouse

The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is located on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. It flashes every 15 seconds and is visible at least 12 miles out to sea and up to 19 miles. It is one of the very few lighthouses that operate during the day. It became fully automated in 1950.
Location: 800 Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531
Height: 163′
Opened: January 1, 1859

Cape Lookout lighthouse

Bald Head Lighthouse

Known as Old Baldy, this lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse still standing in North Carolina. It is the second of three lighthouses that have been built on Bald Head Island since the 19th century to help guide ships past the dangerous shoals at the mouth of the Cape Fear river.
Location: 101 Light House Wynd, Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Height: 110′
Opened: 1817

Old Baldy Lighthouse North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia, visitnc.com and Google

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