Lighthouses of North Carolina


North Carolina has very deep nautical roots. Many people have heard the phrase, "The Graveyard of the Atlantic", which refers to the area just off Cape Hatteras, NC. This area houses the Diamond Shoals which have claimed many passing mariners.

In North Carolina, most of the lighthouses watch the over the Atlantic...however, there is Ocracoke, which watches over Silver Lake, and Price's Creek which marked the New Inlet.

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Bald Head Island - 1817
Bald Head Island, North Carolina

Bodie Island - 1872
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina

Cape Hatteras - 1872
Buxton, North Carolina

Cape Lookout - 1859
Core Banks, North Carolina

Currituck Beach - 1875
Corolla, North Carolina

Diamond Shoals - 1967
Buxton, North Carolina

Frying Pan Shoals - 1964
Southport, North Carolina

Oak Island - 1958
Caswell Beach, North Carolina

Ocracoke Island - 1823
Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

Price's Creek - 1849
Southport, North Carolina

Roanoke River - 1887
Edenton, North Carolina

There are 11 lighthouses featured on this site for North Carolina.


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