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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
chrisfGVBC
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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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
conklins
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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 coast guard make reservations afraid of heights two weeks parking is limited volunteer guides worth the climb plan ahead free tour great tour beach area off season no charge caswell beach the cape fear river
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken visitors on the tour 3 times and will do again. Well managed tour. Great view. We saw dolphins swimming in the ocean below. Can see the entire Cape Fear area and down Oak Island. Nice collection of Oak Island souvenirs (also available...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ali2Raleigh_NC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best deal on the island-free. Be sure to make reservations online at least two weeks ahead of time And buy a shirt or a hat to help support the volunteers

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lee H
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

First time to a lighthouse for my family and although it was closed that day we still had a wonderful time. It's very interesting how you can look up at it and it looks as though it's leaning.Many photo opportunities and lots of informative boards...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marahashley
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Very interesting. Had a lovely broadwalk to the beach with informative plaques and wonderful picture opportunities. It curled around and lead you right to the Lighthouse. Nice parking area also

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sheri C
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KB045
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chrisfGVBC
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lovetovaca08
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Helen D
8 August 2018|
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Response from Julia1138 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, yes!
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ccrider47
2 October 2016|
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Response from Charlie G | Reviewed this property |
it is closed in October for maintenance work.
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2 October 2016|
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Response from gary t | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay....this is also the info I have gotten
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