Bodie Island Lighthouse
The current Bodie Island Lighthouse is the third that has stood in this vicinity of Bodie Island on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and was built in 1872.
Can't climb the lighthouses right now, but they have a nice visitor center. Boardwalk to see the Pamlico Sound.
This is the first of three lighthouses that you can see in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Built in 1872, this lighthouse is close enough to visit if you are short on time. Bodie Island, (pronounced Body), is just before the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and no longer an island. The current…
This historic lighthouse is a short scenic drive away. Great spot for photos! Don't forget to visit the little nature pathway to the left of the visitor center.
“Enjoy the newly remodeled visitor center and the interactive activities and exhibits on aviation, historic preservation, and STEAM-based activities (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) provided by local and regional partners. Once inside the newly renovated visitor center, visitors will embark on a journey through the lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright, exploring their characters, diving into problems they solved and the methods they used that ultimately led to their first flight on December 17, 1903. Inside the Flight Room, visitors will once again be able to view the reproduction 1903 Wright Flyer - the flyer that made history during the first flight - along with a brand new 16-screen video wall!”
State / Provincial Park
“Giant sand dunes that allow for some great views all around. All kinds of things to do here, rent a kite, hang glide and shop! Let the kids loose to run! ”
Point of Interest
“Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the northern Outer Banks in the historic Corolla Village. The last brick and mortar lighthouse built in North Carolina, its unpainted red brick served as a daymarker to distinguish it from other coastal lighthouses. The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is a first order lighthouse, having the largest of seven Fresnel lens sizes. With a 20-second flash cycle, the light can be seen from 18 nautical miles away. Upon entering, you will find exhibits interpreting the history and significance of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse; its role in cultural and maritime history on the Outer Banks is robust. Climbing the Currituck Beach Lighthouse is always rewarding; at the top, you’re greeted with expansive views of the Currituck Sound, Atlantic Ocean, and the northern Outer Banks.”
“An hour north this is definitely worth a stop. You can visit the STAR center and see turtles being rehabilitated. Watch otters swim, pet manta rays, swim with sharks and more.”
“The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse in our country. Because of the threat of shoreline erosion, it was moved in 1999 to its present location. It is located in the town of Buxton.”