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Currituck Beach Lighthouse at Corolla

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

1101 Corolla Village Rd, Corolla, North Carolina, 27927
252-453-4939|Visit Website
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See the Sights of Coastal North Carolina from the Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Climb the 220 steps of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, and you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Outer Banks. What will you see from your perch on high? The Whalehead Club, for one, as well as the vast Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound. In 1875, the 162-foot lighthouse lit its first lamp, keeping passing ships safe from North Carolina's oftentimes treacherous shore. The Lighthouse Keeper's House was constructed the next year. Today, part of it is used for the Museum Shop, and you can find all kinds of fun souvenirs there, including T-shirts, postcards, hats and books. The Fresnel Lens still lights up the nights. While the tower closes to visitors in the winter, the grounds are ususally open year round.


Prices -

 Children 7 and younger can climb the tower for free with an adult. Those 8 and older pay $8. Pay by cash or check. (The Museum Shop accepts credit cards for merchandise only.) Parking and visiting the grounds are free.

Hours -

 The tower is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5p.m, during the season, from the end of March to the end of November.


  • Celebrating 135 Years of Light!
  • Creepy in Corolla
  • Winter Education Series


  • Tower climbs
  • Museum Shop
  • Tour groups
  • Keeper's House
  • Wedding ceremonies


  • Are events held at the Lighthouse?

    The grounds of Currituck Beach Lighthouse are a popular setting for weddings. They are only available for wedding ceremonies - not for receptions. For more information, call the Site Manager at 252-453-8152 or send an email to info@currituckbeachlight.com.
  • Can visitors go inside the Lighthouse?

    Yes. Weather permitting, you can climb the lighthouse tower stairs. Since the lighthouse's construction predates modern building codes, you have to sign a waiver before you climb. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Those ages 13 to 17 have to get their waiver signed by their parent or guardian, but are welcome to climb on their own after that.

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