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Ocracoke Light (Ocracoke Island Light)
Ocracoke, North Carolina

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 5.0 (2 reviews)

Recommended By: 100% of reviewers

General Information
Date Established: 1803
Date Present Tower Built: 1823
Date Automated: 1955
Height of Tower: 65 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 75 ft.


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Open to Public?: There is a small park but the tower is closed

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Photo Credits:* Cary (#2)

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Located on Ocracoke Island in the Cape Hatteras Nation Seashore. The island is accessible by ferry, see NC Dept of Transportation for schedules. There are hotels, restaurants, and shops on the island.

Submitted by: MichaelT Date of last review: Sun Jan 8, 2012 Views: 4425

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Joined: 21 Oct 2006
Posts: 6
Review Date: Mon Nov 6, 2006 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | Rating: 8 


We took the ferry to Ocracock Island from Cedars Island. It is a 2 1/2 hour boat ride. The harbor town is a fun place to shop - there are lots of different types of shops from pottery to souvenirs to books to kayaking! The locals say that the shopping area is in about a 1 mile radius. It is easy to get around and the lighthouse is a short walk off the main road. The light is not open but it is still worth the walk!
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Joined: 4 Jan 2012
Posts: 14
Review Date: Sun Jan 8, 2012 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | Rating: 2 

Pros: Pretty lighthouse
Cons: closed to public access

They should open this lighthouse for climbing!
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