Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a famous symbol of the Outer Banks, and you’ll find it on Hatteras Island in the village of Buxton. It’s the only lighthouse on the island, yet it’s one of three in Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The seashore’s other two lighthouses are on Ocracoke Island and on Bodie Island (near Nags Head). Climbing Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a rite of passage and one of the most popular things to do on Hatteras. It's something every Outer Banks local and visitor needs to do at least once. Before or after your climb you can learn all the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse facts in the adjoining museum and visitors center.
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