Photography enthusiasts and history buffs will love to explore Outer Banks lighthouses. Situated on the coastline, these tall beacons have beckoned ships home for centuries. There are five local lighthouses, each with their own distinct characteristics.

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Completed in 1872, this black-and-white striped lighthouse stands 150 high and beams out light 19 miles over the ocean.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Completed in 1875, this brick lighthouse stands 158 tall and is located in Corolla, NC.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

This is the tallest lighthouse in the country, standing tall at 208 feet!

Ocracoke Lighthouse

This is the area’s oldest operating lighthouse, which was completed in 1798.

The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

This lighthouse has a local maritime history exhibit for visitors to enjoy.

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