Cape Hatteras And Bodie Island Lighthouse Full Moon Climbs Offered

Posted By on April 27, 2015

Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Cape Hatteras or Bodie Island Lighthouse on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  

Hear stories of keepers of old, view the working light close up in the lantern room, and catch the reflection off the Atlantic Ocean of the newly-risen full moon as you stand on the lighthouse balcony.  Tours will be given at each lighthouse at 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are required.

Tickets for the Full Moon Climbs must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable. Ticket sales will start on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse from 8:15 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. daily and the Bodie Island Lighthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. daily.  

You must purchase your ticket at the site where you wish to climb.  The number of tickets for each tour is limited.  Tickets are $8 per adult, and $4 for children (11 and under) and seniors (62 and older).

Children joining the climb must be at least 42-inches tall and must climb the steps on their own—they cannot be carried.  Also, keep in mind that some youngsters may not enjoy the dimly lit, sometimes claustrophobic environment.  Children 11 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).

Prior to purchasing tickets, consider your own limitations and those of your group.  The lighthouse is tall, dark, often hot and humid, and can be a challenge to climb.  There is no air conditioning or internal lights.


Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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  1. Can you tell me when tickets will go on sale for the June 2nd or 3rd full moon climb? I’ll be on the OBX that week and would love to do this. I’ve been visiting nearly my entire life since I went with my parents but I’ve never been able to do this and would absolutely love to! I just wanted to know as I’ll be arriving Saturday morning on May 30th. If they go on sale that day, I want to make sure I’m at Bodie Island when the visitor center opens so I can purchase my ticket. Thank you!


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