Outer Banks, North Carolina, March 2010
We got to experience 3 of the 5 famed lighthouses along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. We began at the most accessible southernmost point and worked our way north. From Kill Devil Hills (near Nags Head), we drove down to Hatteras Village and caught the ferry to Ocracoke Island. Ocracoke is only accessible by water & air and it is the epitome of a remote, simple seaside town. The Ocracoke Lighthouse boasts to be North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse in operation, (and the second oldest in the United States), after enjoying the island and the remote beaches for a few hours, we took the ferry back to the mainland.
From the mainland we made several pit stops along the way. In Buxton, NC, We stopped at the famed Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. There was a lovely poster here that distinguished all of the lighthouses along the Outer Banks.
Then we made it up the coast to Bodie Lighthouse. It was being renovated but we could not get very close so we got information in the visitors center.
Our stay in Kill Devil Hills did not permit a trip to the northernmost Currituck Lighthouse located in Corolla, NC
More scenes from North Carolina’s pristine National Seashore.