Things to Do in Corolla, NC: Lighthouses

Exploring lighthouses is a popular thing to do in Corolla, NC, as well as throughout the Outer Banks. Corolla is home to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, the last lighthouse built in this area. This distinguished red-brick structure towers 162-feet tall. It was operated by keepers who lived on-site until 1937, when it became automated. The lighthouse is open to visitors seasonally, and from the top, it offers uncontested views of the ocean, sound, stretch of island and the Currituck mainland. A picturesque village of keepers’ cottage and outbuildings surrounds lighthouse, with one serving as a Museum Shop and the other as a private residence. 

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Lighthouses in Corolla, NC
1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla
(252) 453-4939

The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the Historic Corolla Village. Visitors to this Outer Banks attraction can climb the winding staircase, 220 steps in all, to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Outer Banks. Inside the lighthouse, at the base and on the first two landings, there are museum-quality lighthouse exhibits. On... read more

The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the Historic Corolla Village. Visitors to this Outer... read more