Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton

Categories: Lighthouses, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
A life-saving piece of engineering, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse protects sailors from what's been nicknamed "The Graveyard of the Atlantic." The lighthouse rises 64 m (210 ft), making it the tallest lighthouse in the world. Start exploring across from the lighthouse at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center and Museum of the Sea, where you'll discover the history and legend of the lighthouse. Here you'll also find information about Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Use our Buxton tourist route planner to add Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and other attractions to your Buxton vacation plans.
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  • The lighthouse is a must visit and climb. The area is beautiful and the views after the climb from the top was spectacular. It was a nice easy climb/ 
  • This is so worth it, a not-to-miss trip if you are anywhere nearby .Views are spectacular, climbing the stairs is fun too. 
  • Are you on these you must stop and maker get this. The area around Cape Hatteras is perfect for water activities such as surfing and fishing.
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  • Here's an opportunity to do an excellent climb at sea level. 257 steps to the top inside of one of the largest brick lighthouses in the country. The view from the top is spectacular offering an amazing vista. From the top you can see into the depth of the water in the ocean as the water here is usually very clear. Nearby there is a NPS campground offering inexpensive camping.
  • A great place to visit if you have a little spare time. We only climbed up, took in the views and spotted our vacation house and walked back down. 257 simple steps to get a great view of the area!
  • OH! This is an awesome place and worth every penny. The Park Rangers are incredibly knowledgeable and can answer any question you ask. The views from the top are extraordinary.
  • I loved coming to see the light house. I can't climb the steps, so they let me look up inside the light house. I went down the little boardwalk that went to the inlet and enjoyed watching the blue crabs in the water!
  • Great views. The climb isn't terrible, lots of places to rest on way up. Very friendly and helpful park rangers.
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