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Assateague Lighthouse

Assateague Island, VA
+1 757-336-3696
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Great View !!

It's 175 steps, not like the 4 or 5 to get to your front door, but it's certainly worth the effort... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
OBXLOKAL
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Manteo, North Carolina
Beautiful view

My 2 daughters and my 6 year old granddaughter climbed up to the top. They said the view was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Diana C
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Abilene, Kansas
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  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“bug spray” (15 reviews)
“light house” (16 reviews)
“short hike” (8 reviews)
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Assateague Island, VA
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+1 757-336-3696
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"bug spray"
in 15 reviews
"light house"
in 16 reviews
"short hike"
in 8 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 4 reviews
"great photo opportunity"
in 2 reviews
"free attraction"
in 2 reviews
"degree view"
in 2 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 2 reviews
"walk up"
in 3 reviews
"wildlife refuge"
in 3 reviews
"interesting history"
in 3 reviews
"take photos"
in 2 reviews
"wild ponies"
in 6 reviews
"national park"
in 2 reviews
"walk around"
in 2 reviews
"visitor center"
in 2 reviews
"mosquitoes"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's 175 steps, not like the 4 or 5 to get to your front door, but it's certainly worth the effort! imagine a lightkeeper many years ago having to get oil up there for the lamp. It's a part of history, it cost $20 to...More

Thank OBXLOKAL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 2 daughters and my 6 year old granddaughter climbed up to the top. They said the view was amazing. The lighthouse is beautiful!

Thank Diana C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great lighthouse. Parking is limited near the lighthouse but there is a visitor center in close proximity if the lot is full. It's a small trek to the lighthouse but a great climb to the top. Beware to save your hat before...More

Thank kohil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is really easy to find on the right hand side as you enter the Refuge. There is a parking spot with a trail that is about 1/2 mile to the lighthouse with a wooden bench if you get tired. Don't fret if you can't...More

Thank MariefromGeorgia
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Lighthouse images are everywhere. I used to yawn when I saw Yet Another Lighthouse Calendar or Inspirational Poster. Then I found myself crossing Tom's Cove in the dark. I had been going to Assateague for years, backpacking, kayaking, snorkeling, beachcombing, and following wild ponies. I...More

1  Thank swordwhale
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I am a lighthouse fan. I have visited lighthouses all over the United States. This is, by far, one of my most favorite lighthouses I have visited. Maybe it's the location, maybe it's the wild ponies, maybe it's the quiet, but it's probably a combination...More

2  Thank gamcaldwell
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped to look at the old lighthouse. It has 175 steps to the outside landing at the top of the lighthouse. Well maintained, excellent views at the top. You could see the ponies, but they were extremely far away for the naked eye. Great...More

Thank Christopher F
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We absolutely loved Assateague Refuge. The trails, beaches, bathrooms, wash off stations everything was clean and well worth the $20 Pass that's good for a week to get into the park and to the beach. We left a coin on the stone that tells of...More

2  Thank Tasia M
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

So cool to walk up the 175 steps (there are places to stop and rest) and see the two islands from the top! Staff was informative. Wear bug spray, cuz the short walk to it is very buggy. But the views are worth it!!!

1  Thank Deb M
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Bathe in it. Bring a bottle with you. Slather it on you like it's going out of style. Do not say you weren't warned. We got to the door of the light house and there was a CLOUD of mosquitoes. They were noshing on people...More

Thank Janine H
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