Pigeon Point's setting is quite pretty, with the surrounding farmland, the ocean, and the light combining to form a serene scene. The lightouse has a fresh coat of paint, and is open for tours every Saturday and Sunday, plus many holidays. The grounds are occupied by an American Youth Hostel.
The light was built in 1872, and looks just like the Outer Banks twins, Bodie and Currituck, which were built during the same period. One curious feature of Pigeon Point, though, is the rotating beacon that sits on a special extension of the lantern balcony.