Thursday, June 23, 2011

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Continuing the recap of our week at the beach:
After attempting to visit the local lighthouse, Currituck Beach Lighthouse, on Wednesday afternoon and turning around due to the line, we went back on Thursday morning and really enjoyed the visit and the climb (216 steps) to the top!

 The exterior walls are very thick - from about 3 1/2 feet to over 5 feet at the base.

view from the bottom looking up the stairs (hello John and Gayle!)

 J&G at the top!

Mom, Chrissy and the boys at the top

view of the marsh

Other lighthouses in North Carolina

close up of the top (from ground level)

The keepers house (now a gift shop)

Currituck Beach Light Station
1101 Corolla Village Road
Corolla, NC 27927
Open daily 9am-5pm in season, til 8pm on Thursday
$7 to climb, free for kids 7 and under.
We recommend you go before 10am - last Wednesday they had 1400 visitors!


  1. Very cool! These pictures remind me of our trip last year (we visited the Cape Hatteras lighthouse) just HAVE to visit a lighthouse when in the OBX. I think it's a law somewhere.....hahaha.

  2. We met some people while climbing up who had been to Hatteras the day before. They said Currituck was easier to climb because it has iron railings on both sides of the stairs while Hatteras has railing on one side and wall on the other. While that scared me a little, I totally caught the lighthouse bug and now want to visit more of them!


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