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Name: Currituck Beach Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Corolla, North Carolina, United States

Location: Whale Head Bay, Outer Banks.

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Managing Organization:
Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc.

Telephone: 252-453-8152


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 58
North Carolina, 27927, United States

This station has been almost completely restored by the Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc.

Tower Height: 162

Height of Focal Plane: 158

Description of Tower: Conical brick tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
2.5 story wood duplex keeper's house, second keeper's house (museum shop), storehouse (offices).

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: 1875

Date Automated: 1939

Optics: 1875: First order Fresnel lens, still in use.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, museum.

Open To Public? Yes.

The museum on the site contains exhibits on the light station's history. The Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum Shop are open daily from Easter through Thanksgiving. During periods of high winds or thunderstorms the lighthouse tower may be closed to climbers. Call 252-453-4939 for lighthouse hours and information. Special rates are available for school groups, educational groups, and professionally guided tours. In advance, contact Meghan Agresto at 252-453-8152 or by e-mail at

Follow Highway 12 north into Corolla and the lighthouse will be on your left two miles after the town's stop light, near Corolla Village Road and immediately after the left turn for Heritage Park.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Raleigh Austin (?)

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