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Visit Currituck Lighthouse
The Outer Banks of North Carolina is home to five wonderful lighthouses. The northernmost light is found in Corolla and is called the Currituck Beach Light.
This lighthouse was constructed in 1875, as the last in three lighthouses designed to keep ships safe along a dangerous stretch of coastline. The three lighthouses are tall structures with Cape Hatteras standing at 193 feet, Bodie Island at 163 feet and Currituck at 158 foot.
The red brick of the Currituck light was left unpainted to help distinguish it from the other lights along the Outer Banks.
On our visit to the Outer Banks the Currituck was the last of the five lighthouses we would visit. I hope you enjoy this pictorial view of our visit to Currituck Beach Lighthouse Photographs by Mary Beth Granger
Currituck Lighthouse is Open to Public - visit the grounds and climb the lighthouse
The grounds of the lighthouse is covered with a grassy area and a nice walking path. There is a museum and gift shop in a separate building that it free to the public.
The day I visited there were several artists sitting on benches drawing the lighthouse.
You can also enter the lighthouse to see the inside of the tower for free, but there is a charge if you want to climb to the top. For more information on visiting the lighthouse go to Currituck Beach Light . They also have a nice video on their site.
Currituck Lighthouse Grounds
Mementos from Currituck
I always enjoy bringing home a small memento of my lighthouse visits. Here are a few you may like.
I collect miniature lighthouses so this would be the memento I would bring home.
Learn about the history of the lighthouses of the Outer Banks.
A jigsaw puzzle is a fun way to remember your trip.
Inside Currituck Lighthouse - Outer Banks Lighthouse
When you enter the lighthouse you first go down a narrow hallway. On one side is the place where you stop to buy your ticket and the other side has a room with a small display about lighthouses. As you proceed down the hall you enter the lighthouse tower and climb a few steps to the first landing.
Currituck Lighthouse Facts - first order fresnel lens
This display was located on the first landing of the lighthouse.
Inside Lighthouse Tower - a view up the winding stairs
This view shows the winding stairs to the top of the lighthouse. There are steps leading to the top where there is a platform surrounding the lens. Although, I didn't climb the stairs, I understand the view from the top is beautiful.
Currituck Lighthouse from Parking Lot
As we left the lighthouse, we drove around the parking area looking for a place to get a good view of the lighthouse. The area is surrounded with trees so it was hard to get a clear shot. This is the view through the trees from the back parking area.
Currituck Lighthouse Ornament
This glass lighthouse ornament gives a wonderful depiction of the Currituck lighthouse. You can see the natural brick that makes this lighthouse stand out from the others on the Outer Banks.
Currituck Beach Lighthouse near Corolla, North Carolina
Find directions to the lighthouse.