Oak Island Lighthouse
The Oak Island Lighthouse was completed in 1958 at a total cost of $110,000. The lights are 169 feet above the water, as reported on nautical charts, and can be seen for 24 nautical miles. The actual structure is 153 feet tall, but it stands on a slight rise. There is no spiral staircase as found in most older lighthouses, but instead a series of ships ladders with a total of 131 steps to the gallery level. In 2004 the lighthouse and surrounding property were deeded to the Town of Caswell Beach along with adjacent beachfront property. While the Coast Guard has retained responsibility for the upkeep of the lights, Caswell Beach now has responsibility for maintenance of the lighthouse and grounds. Tours to the top of the Lighthouse are available all year by appointment, which can be made through the Lighthouse website, www.oakislandlighthouse.org. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Lighthouse is open for tours to the second level only on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 - 2.
Location: 300-A Caswell Beach Rd., Caswell Beach, NC 28465
Latitude: 33° 54' 0.7194" N
Longitude: -78° 3' 53.9994" W
Special Directions: Hwy 211 to Long Beach Rd (Hwy 133), cross over bridge onto Oak Island and stay on that road until you see the lighthouse on the left side.
- Donations Accepted
- Free Parking
- Season of Operation: Year round
- Tour - Guided
Business: (910) 278-1328
Fax: (910) 278-5490
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