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Currituck Beach Lighthouse & Gift Shop

1101 Corolla Village Road
Corolla, NC 27927 (Map)
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The Currituck Beach Lighthouse stands 158 feet above the dunes, with a first order fresnel lens flashing its first beacon on December 1, 1875. Located in Corolla, NC, its was built to fill the last remaining dark spot of the NC coast between Bodie Island to the south and Cape Henry, VA to the north. To distinguish it from other regional lighthouses, it was left unpainted in natural red brick.

There are 214 winding steps to get to the top of this red brick lighthouse in Corolla. It was built in 1873 and the beacon reaches 158 into the air. At the top, climbers can catch their breath and take in the outstanding views or read about the history of the lighthouse.

This Currituck Beach Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 daily Easter through Thanksgiving. During the winter months, it is closed for restoration and maintenance. Admission to the grounds is free, as is parking. For ages 8 and up, there is a fee to climb the lighthouse.

The on site gift shop carries a nice selection of books, Outer Banks souvenirs and lighthouses.
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Currituck Beach Lighthouse & Gift Shop, located in Corolla -- part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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