Panorama from Currituck Beach Lighthouse

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina, is open to visitors, who can climb the 220 steps to the top for unparalleled views of the Whalehead in Historic Corolla, the Currituck Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Panorama from Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse stands out for its distinctive red exterior. This design was intentional, to set the Currituck Lighthouse apart from its Outer Banks neighbors. After completion, the lighthouse was left unpainted, allowing visitors to marvel at the sheer number of bricks involved in its construction.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Currituck Beach Lighthouse Reflections

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, located in the heart of Corolla, Outer Banks, North Carolina borders the historic Whalehead in Historic Corolla and still functions as a guide for passing mariners. At 162 feet tall, the lighthouse’s First Order Fresnel light, (the largest size available for American lighthouses), can be seen for 18 nautical miles as the light rotates in 20 second increments.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse Reflections