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Currituck Lighthouse Along the NC Coast
Located right before Highway 12 runs out of pavement approaching the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge, the Currituck Lighthouse rises 162 feet above the surroundings.
About one million red bricks were used in its construction. It was the last major lighthouse built on the Outer Banks and serves navigation with an unusual pattern of 3 seconds on, 17 seconds off for its light. The light and flash sequence can be seen for 18 nautical miles.
You can check out museum-quality lighthouse exhibits at the base, with more on the landings, should you choose to head up the stairs. After 220 steps you’ll get a nice view from the top.
There is a small fee to climb, and kids 7 and under climb free. The lighthouse is generally open from late March through late November, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. near Kill Devil Hills.
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