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Bodie Island Lighthouse

After a four-year long renovation, the public is finally able to climb the spiral staircase to the top of the Bodie Island Lighthouse for the first time. Until recently, only lighthouse keepers, family members and a few others have been allowed to climb the 214 steps, or 156 feet, to the top. Seaside Vacations, a leading vacation rental company on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, recently climbed to the top of the Bodie Island Lighthouse and is sharing its top tips for climbing this majestic Outer Banks landmark.

Here are Seaside Vacations’ top tips for climbing Bodie Island Lighthouse:

1.    Tours fill up quickly so get your tickets in advance. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and only 22 people are allowed on each tour.

2.    Wear tennis shoes. The Bodie Island website prohibits bare feet, flips flops, and heels over 1 ½ inches high.

3.    Bring a bottle of water. Depending…

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