Outer Banks

Lighthouses Road Trip


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Learn about North Carolina's maritime history

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Enjoy the beautiful views of the coast from the top

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Discover the charm of seaside towns



Explore the infamous Outer Banks lighthouses and learn how to hit them all on one epic North Carolina Coastal road trip.


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States at 198 feet tall. It is located on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and has been helping guide ships safely for over 150 years.


Bodie Island Lighthouse

On the Roanoke Sound side of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Built in 1872, it stands 156 feet tall and has distinctive black and white spiral stripes


Ocracoke Lighthouse

Located on Ocracoke Island and is the second oldest lighthouse still in operation in the United States. It stands at just 75 feet tall and was built in 1823


Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Located in Corolla, North Carolina, and is one of the few lighthouses in the area that is not painted with black and white stripes. The lighthouse stands 162 feet tall and was the last brick Outer Banks lighthouse to be erected.


Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Located on the southernmost point of the Outer Banks on the Cape Lookout National Seashore and stands at 163 feet tall and has been guiding ships since 1859


Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

A historic lighthouse located in Manteo, North Carolina. This is the only "in-shore" lighthouse in this area. It was originally built in 1886,  it is a unique screw-pile lighthouse



A road trip to the Outer Banks lighthouses  is a great opportunity to marvel at their engineering and design and explore protected areas that surround the light stations

These Outer Banks Lighthouses Make For The Perfect NC Coastal Road Trip

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