Oak Island Lighthouse

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Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Open for tours to the second level only on Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day and year-round tours by appointment. Top Tour appointments must be made in advance.


  • 300 Caswell Beach Rd.

    Caswell Beach,   NC   28465

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    1100 Caswell Beach Rd.

    Caswell Beach,   NC   28465


    The lights are 169 feet above the water, as reported on nautical charts, and can be seen for 16 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. Tours to the top of the Lighthouse, up 131 steps to an outside balcony, are available all year by appointment for climbers 9 years of age or older. Top Tours must be made through the lighthouse website at least two weeks in advance (four weeks for June - August). From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the lighthouse is open for tours to the second level (up 12 steps only) on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to anyone at least seven years old.

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    300 Caswell Beach Rd.
    Caswell Beach NC 28465


    Latitude: 33° 54' 0.7194" / Longitude: -78° 3' 53.9994"

    Special Directions:

    Rt. 133 over the bridge onto Oak Island. Drive straight through traffic light and lighthouse is about 3 miles down Caswell Beach Rd. on the left. Parking at the base of the lighthouse.

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