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Bodie Island

Click to EnterAccording to the local folklore, Bodie (pronounced "boddie") Island was named for the large number of bodies found onshore from shipwrecks. This 163-foot tower is patterned after the Cape Hatteras light.

Cape Hatteras

Click to EnterAt 208 feet, this is the tallest lighthouse in the US. Visitors may climb to the top for a panoramic view of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Its first-order Fresnel lens was shipped to Pigeon Point in 1871.

Ocracoke Island

Click to EnterDating from 1823, this brick-and-concrete tower is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in North Carolina, and the second-oldest in the US. It's fourth-order Frenel lens glows with a steady 8,000 candlepower light.