Built in 1859, the Cape Lookout Lighthouse is located on the Cape Lookout National Seashore. There is a Light Station Visitor Center and Keeper's Quarters Museum also on the premises.

The lighthouse is open for climbing on Tuesday - Saturdays, plus holiday weekend Sundays, from mid-May to mid-September. Climbs begin every 15 minutes. Please be aware that tickets to climb are required. Advance reservations are available by calling us to reserve. Climbers who are 12 years old or younger must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or older.

Accessible only by private boat or ferry service (available for a fee).


Local Information

Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority

Carteret County (14.53 miles)

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