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Famous Outer Banks Attractions

Wright Brothers Memorial, Monument & Visitor Center
Birthplace of Aviation.
4.5 miles north of the Beacon on 158 Bypass

Jockey's Ridge
Highest sand dunes on the east coast.
2 miles south of the Beacon on 158 Bypass

Cape Hatteras National Seashore & Recreation Area
70 miles of Federal Park from Nags Head to Ocracoke Inlet. First National Seashore Area.
6.5 Miles south of the Beacon on Hwy. 12

Bodie Island Lighthouse & Visitor Center
Natural History.
11.5 miles south of the Beacon on Hwy. 12

Shipwrecks
(Stop at Park Service Headquarters for locations)
11 miles south of the Beacon on Hwy. 12

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
Charter boats docked here for daily sound, deep sea & Gulf Stream fishing. Watch the boats bring in their day's catch every afternoon around 4:00 PM.
12.5 miles south of the Beacon on Hwy. 12

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Relocated in 2001 and recently restored, now open for climbing daily. ($5.00 to climb).
70 miles south of the Beacon on Hwy. 12

ROANOKE ISLAND - BIRTHPLACE OF THE NATION

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site & Museum
Nature Trails, replica of Fort and Lost Colony Outdoor Theatre.
13 miles west of the Beacon on Hwy. 64

North Carolina Aquarium
Numerous exhibits of native marine animals, featuring the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" tank.
12.5 miles west of the Beacon on Hwy. 64

The Lost Colony
World's oldest outdoor drama. Shows nightly mid June to late August except Sundays. Story of the first English settlement in America. Shows start at 8:30 PM, tickets are available at our front office.
13 miles west of the Beacon on Hwy. 64

The Elizabethan Gardens
This garden is a memorial to the Elizabethan colonists who established the first English settlement on Roanoke Island. Created and maintained by the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.
13 miles west of the Beacon on Hwy. 64