The centerpiece of the Outer Banks is the majestic, 193 ft tall Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. After several years of restoration work, this light is again open for climbing.
Just north of Cape Hatteras, Bodie Island Lighthouse guards Oregon Inlet, and way up at the northern end of the Outer Banks at Corolla stands the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, which has also undergone extensive renovation in recent years.
South of Hatteras, accessible only by ferries, Ocracoke Lighthouse has cast its charm over Ocracoke Island since the 1820's.
Finally, the nearly inaccessible Cape Lookout Lighthouse stands abandoned on an isolated section of the National Seashore.