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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Climbed all the way up and enjoyed the view

We climbed all the way up to see the 360 degrees view. It was totally worth the climb! There were... read more

Reviewed today
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Beautiful lighthouse

I know Hatteras and Bodie are famous, but this was actually my favorite lighthouse...It’s more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Conway, South Carolina
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Used today to light the dark stretches of the southern coastline, this lighthouse was built in 1875 and today can be climbed by the spiral staircase that reaches up 150 feet.
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1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927
+1 252-453-4939
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Reviewed today

We climbed all the way up to see the 360 degrees view. It was totally worth the climb! There were some displays to learn about the light house, which were very interesting.

Thank Coastal261004
Reviewed 4 days ago

I know Hatteras and Bodie are famous, but this was actually my favorite lighthouse...It’s more natural looking with all the bricks that went into the making of this beauty...The grounds are so clean and well cared for, a really cool little shop with everything Currituck...More

Thank 274joycet
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love lighthouses and this one expands the love ! See ocean and sound views. And it is made of bricks Last time I went up was probably 20 years ago and there were wild horses in pasture at the bottom A real treat!

Thank 49058Jim
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are in Corolla, do not miss the Red Light house. Different then the other OBX light houses. It is in the shade. Very nice grounds. Great pictures. There is a fee to go up. They also have a very good gift shop for...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The view from the top is very nice. You can see both coasts and quite a long way down the islands in both directions. The climb is not too hard but some people might need to rest along the way. People with walking difficulty probably...More

Thank lizardtiff
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love the lighthouse. We have walked up it before, didn't get to on this trip because of health issues. Beautiful view from the top. It's peaceful, quiet at the lighthouse area. We enjoy the gift shop also. Love the interior of the lighthouse and...More

Thank teresahensley90
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited historical Currituck Beach Lighthouse this week. Family trip with my daughter and grandparents. Grounds are beautiful and well cared for. Definitely take the climb to the top. 360 degree views are impressive. The construction and engineering are sure to excite any history buff. Plenty...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has always been my favorite lighthouse of the Fab Four in the OBX (the George Harrison of lighthouses for those keeping the Liverpudlian metaphor). It's in a wooded area quite a distance from the beach...has a very big shop in antique quarters nearby...climbable... Historic...More

Thank sullific
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was amazing to see if you like this kind of things. The history of this was amazing to see. It is a must see for the lighthouse lovers.

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds here are shaded and gorgeous. And this lighthouse is unique in that it retains it's original brick exterior (vs. white outer plaster like the others). It's near the Whalehouse as well, and I would recommend hitting both if you're up that way --...More

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Emily S
25 July 2018|
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Response from Baron R | Reviewed this property |
In total about 10-20 minutes. It takes about 10 minutes to climb and the view from the top takes about 10 minutes depending upon how long you want to stay. It’s a self-guided tour. I would say 30 minutes maximum.
25 July 2017|
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Response from LisaP67123 | Reviewed this property |
They only accept cash or check. No credit or debit cards.
Penny T
1 April 2017|
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Response from rockbite | Reviewed this property |
Adults cost $10, however if you just want to go inside and take a photo looking up at the spiral stairway there is no cost.