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!