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'Yelp Review for ' . Currituck Beach Lighthouse (34)


The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is a red brick beauty standing 158 feet tall. The view from its walk-around balcony is spectacular. Its light, a first order Fresnel lens, began flashing in 1875 as the last beacon built to punctuate the North Carolina Coast. The beam is visible for 18 miles.

The Lighthouse Keepers' House was constructed from pre-cut and labeled materials, which were shipped by the U.S. Lighthouse Board on a barge and assembled on site. In 1876, two keepers and their families shared the duplex. They left their post after the lighthouse was automated and were no longer needed to clean the lenses, trim the wicks, fuel the lamp, and wind the clockwork mechanism which rotated the beacon.

Two decades ago, the lighthouse was in need of repair. A nonprofit was created to preserve the national landmark. They’ve spent nearly 1.5 million dollars restoring, maintaining and operating the lighthouse. It was reopened to the public in 1991.

There is no admission to the lighthouse grounds but there is a fee to climb. The views from above and below are picturesque an worthy of plenty of photo opps. They are open Easter through Thanksgiving but are closed Thanksgiving day.

Hours:

  • Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

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