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Ocracoke Lighthouse

Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Lighthouse only one of many delightful pastimes in the village of Ocracoke!

The most recognizable structure in Ocracoke Village, of course, is the famous lighthouse. Built in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
D2958ZXgarym
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King, United States
Pretty Lighthouse in Ocracoke

If you’re on Ocracoke... might as well go see the lighthouse! It’s a 5 minute visit ( longer if you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“light house” (71 reviews)
“limited parking” (40 reviews)
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Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most recognizable structure in Ocracoke Village, of course, is the famous lighthouse. Built in 1823, the 75-foot beacon is the oldest operating lighthouse in North Carolina. Although the tower is closed to the public, a portion of the lighthouse grounds is open to visitors,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re on Ocracoke... might as well go see the lighthouse! It’s a 5 minute visit ( longer if you play with the friendly cat !). Limited parking , very small walkway and space surrounding the lighthouse.

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the time of our life. Such a beautiful place to visit. The history of the town is great and the lighthouse is a must see. Can't wait to visit again.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The lighthouse is in town with limited parking. There's not much to do there, so it's a short stop, but it is a pretty lighthouse and it's easy to get to.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Even though it was a cold day on Ocracoke Island the lighthouse was beautiful and stood out against the clear blue sky.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

2nd oldest lighthouse in the Nation! Beautiful lighthouse! Awesome location! It’s a must see. Ocracoke lighthouse is one of my favorite spots!

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Let’s began, I collect lighthouses. Not physically, but mentally. The Ocracoke light house is special due to its location on the Outer Banks and Ocracoke Island. One must actually make an effort to get there. Not just a matter of getting off the interstate. It’s...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Charming lighthouse with limited parking. Lovely grounds in the daytime and at night the light is absolutely beautiful.

Thank Cynthia H
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

You barely spend less than five minutes outside the lighthouse, but it is a great place to visit in Ocracoke, NC. The lighthouse remains close, but at least you can walk around the property and read about its history. A little bit cold in the...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Love visiting lighthouses and Ocracoke is one of them. And I love photographing the lighthouse even in the rain.

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