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Oak Island Lighthouse

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If you happen to be in the neighborhood...

This lighthouse rests just off the beach at Oak Island, NC. If you happen to be nearby, it's... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Chris F
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Lighthouse Check the Box

We're trying to visit all the NC lighthouses and we started here and will work our way up the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
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300A Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8443
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All reviews light house across the street weeks in advance coast guard make reservations afraid of heights parking is limited spiral staircase great tour volunteer guides worth the climb plan ahead interesting information beach area off season no charge caswell beach
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We enjoyed our trip to the lighthouse - the docent was very informative and I'm so glad we took the time to go visit!

Thank 1happykat
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Climbs to the top are organized by volunteers at limited times and require reservations. The information is readily available online. My youngest son and I arranged for a 10:15 AM climb and I was very impressed how organized it was. This lighthouse is unique in...More

Thank Stucolco
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Although at night you can see a neat looking lighthouse in the distance all lit up, the excitement by the kids too follow was not as bright! We drove to the north end of the Island to see the lighthouse only to find a nice...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This lighthouse rests just off the beach at Oak Island, NC. If you happen to be nearby, it's definitely worth visiting. Believe it or not--the area wasn't saturated with tourists on July 4th weekend!

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We're trying to visit all the NC lighthouses and we started here and will work our way up the coast. Old Baldy on Bald Head Island was much more interesting than this one...but we at least have checked the box that we saw the one...More

Thank conklins
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse itself isn’t a showstopper when you compare to other Carolina lighthouses, but it’s an interesting design. The grounds around it and across the street are absolutely beautiful and worth seeing in my opinion. We came at sunset so watching the sun go down...More

Thank lovetovaca08
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Unfortunately we drove quite a way only to find the light house was closed. I was extremely disappointing. We did walk around the grounds and across the street but we were oping to go inside. It would be really nice if there were regular business...More

Thank Sun_fun98
Reviewed 13 August 2018

was a great walk on the Beach. we Walked for 8 miles. There werent any restrooms along the way even at the lighthouse no where to get a drink or to stop to go to restroom

1  Thank 488shirleenb
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

So sorry it was not open today... looks majestic sitting on Oak Island, Caswell Beach area. We will return for tour on day the facility is open to public.

1  Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Unfortunately it was a weekday and the 4th of July week vacation for us, so we weren't able to go inside. My kids where very disappointed.

1  Thank Karli C
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Helen D
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Response from Julia1138 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, yes!
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Response from Charlie G | Reviewed this property |
it is closed in October for maintenance work.
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Response from gary t | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay....this is also the info I have gotten