Take This Mini Road Trip To Climb Two Of North Carolina’s Most Beautiful Lighthouses

Road trips are one of our specialties and although we already have a much longer Lighthouses of North Carolina road trip that takes more than 15 hours just to drive to them all, we though a shorter excursion also has a place in any vacation along the coast in the Tar Heel State. So, when you’re crunched for time, spend only a morning or an afternoon making your way to two of North Carolina’s most prominent lighthouses – and climb to the top for a thrill you won’t soon forget.

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Things to know before you go: there are no elevators and no air conditioning. You should bring water in a sealed, non-glass container. If you have a heart condition, you may want to skip the climbing.

Both lighthouses are open for public climbs from the third Friday in April through Columbus Day. Fees are charged for climbing the lights and the number of people allowed inside at one time is limited. Learn more at this link on the official website of the National Park Service.

Address: 46618 NC-12, Buxton, NC 27920
Address: 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse, Nags Head, NC 27959