Bodie Island Lighthouse climbing

By on May 12, 2021

Bodie Island Lighthouse. (NPS Photo/Kurt Moses)

National Park Service

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse is open for climbing. This season, climbing hours have been extended, with first entry at 9 a.m. and final entry at 5:30 p.m.

  • Climbing tickets can only be purchased on the day of your intended climb at (search for Bodie Island Lighthouse). Tickets go on sale daily at 7 a.m. Tickets may not be purchased for future dates.
  • To keep climbers safe, group size will be minimized, and masks will be required. For more information on regular climbing ticket prices, rules, and safety information, go to
  • Full moon climbs of the Bodie Island Lighthouse will be offered June 24, July 23, August 22 and September 20. Tickets for the full moon climbs must be purchased at starting at 10 a.m. three days prior to each climb date.

The Bodie Island Light Station is located at the northern end of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The street address is 8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road, Nags Head.

Ocracoke Lighthouse

Beginning Memorial Day, the base of the Ocracoke Lighthouse will be open seven days a week. Specific hours will be announced in the coming weeks.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is not expected to open for climbing until at least late this summer due to an interior paint removal project. Learn more about the lighthouse restoration project at Outdoor areas around the lighthouse remain open.




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