Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, NC, USA
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - The lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - The keepers quaters and grounds
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - I made it to the top
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - sunset over cape hatteras
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - walking along the beach
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - walking along the beach
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - walking along the beach

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Buxton Reviews

emmytravel emmytrav…
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Bring your camera May 23, 2010
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, near Buxton, NC The lighthouse was not open for climbing (it was off season) during my previous visit. It opens the 3rd week in April. May 8, 2010 was one of the most perfect days to climb the lighthouse. The weather was clear and temperature a cool, comfortable 70 degrees. The climb is equal to 12 stories – 265 steps, if I recall. This lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse in the US. The circular stairwell has 8 landings to rest on, catch your breath, and the slotted windows allow one to look out at the various views. The climb was really not strenuous; I was not out of breath nor were my quads stressed. No pun intended, I did take it well in stride for an overweight soon to be 58 year old. The balcony at the top allowed a view of 20 miles, the weather was so clear. The wind was crisp and not strong enough to worry about. It was an exceptionally spectacular view from all directions. I'm so happy I got to climb this magnificent lighthouse.
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jamartin39 jamartin…
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You can see your house from here May 01, 2010
Our first stop and the reason for driving down the outer banks was the Cape Hatteras Light House.

We arrived shortly before the light house opened for business so we walked the grounds around the light house until the park rangers opened and inspected the lighthouse.

Take your time going up to the top; it is a steep climb with a lot of stairs. There are landings that you can rest on as you go up and down. The climb down was the hardest part for me but the climb in either direction was still worth it.

I defiantly recommend going up to the top, on a clear day the views are fantastic and the grounds are beautiful. The best part is admission to the light house is wicked cheap, and the grounds are free!
The lighthouse
The keepers quaters and grounds
I made it to the top
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furiousfowl furiousf…
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Jul 20, 2008
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the nation and a famous symbol of North Carolina. towering 196 feet from the base to the top and then topped with an iron superstructure it became the tallest lighthouse at 208 feet. it weighs 6,250 tons its walls are 14 feet of solid masonry and narrow to 8 feet at the top. at the time of its construction, it cost 155,000 dollars and is a 1st order fresnel light. It has 2 nick names, "Americas Lighthouse" and "The Big Barbor Pole". the beacon can be seen some 20 miles out and has warned sailors for more than 100 years of the treacherous diamond shoals and the shallow sandbars which extend out to some 14 miles out into the ocean of Cape Hatteras
sunset over cape hatteras
walking along the beach
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