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Assateague Lighthouse

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Address: Assateague Island, VA
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+1 757-336-3696

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Very pretty

Very pretty views from top. Entrance & gift area are very small. Short walk to lighthouse from parking area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very pretty views from top. Entrance & gift area are very small. Short walk to lighthouse from parking area.

Thank krisom
Willow Spring, North Carolina
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the lighthouse in December ....it's as beautiful as I remember, part of the trail was closed because of the damage done by bark beetles making it hazardous for anyone walking the path.I did have an encounter with a Delmarva Fox squirrel while hiking up the handicapped entrance. The View is beautiful from this point.

Thank YayaQueenBee
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

we have senior pass, so didn't have to pay $8 to get on island. All we wanted to do was see lighthouse and there was no one else there. We did not climb and were not interested in doing so - there is a charge for it and not available this time of year anyway.

Thank phedelia
Edison, New Jersey
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266 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nice lighthouse with great views of Chincoteague. There's limited parking, but the lighthouse is only a short walk from the visitor center. The lighthouse is free with admission to the wildlife refuge. Well worth the visit and the climb to the top.

Thank P F B
Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped by to see this lighthouse on a beautiful day. Took plenty of photos of this great lighthouse. A must see for lighthouse enthusiast.

Thank Chuck R
Newport, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Just a short hike to see this beautiful structure. It was not open to go inside when we were there but it was still cool to see and the scenery around it was beautiful. We could see the lighthouse from our campsite also which was pretty coo.

Thank Charlotte N
Northern Virginia
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The children in our group LOVED it. The adults in our group LOVED it. The children were very excited later in the day when they saw the light flashing. Use bug spray - you may have to wait in line, as limited numbers of people are permitted in at a time. The Ranger will be able to tell you all... More 

Thank LovesHippos
Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA
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121 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderfully restored lighthouse that sits at just over 140 feet. Its about a 1/4 mile walk to the lighthouse and can be very buggy depending on the weather...so be sure to wear your bug spray. Only so many people are allowed to the top at any given time so you may need to wait in line a bit before climbing... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Hampstead, Maryland
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120 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful restored lighthouse.....the view from the top is lovely....admission is free....the bugs are fierce here and the little toads are very cute...def worth it to stop by....there are several landings where you can take a break on your way up.

Thank TriziaC
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This lighthouse has so many informative plaques as you climb the stairs. I thought for sure I wouldn't be scared of this one since the stairs are solid instead of a grate (so you can't see straight down as you climb) but they're still slat stairs so it's not totally vertigo-proof. They have a great system of handing you a... More 

Thank Paula B

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