Full Moon Climbs of Cape Hatteras & Bodie Island Lighthouses
Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night. 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. Tickets to climb are required.
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. The climb may be weather dependent.
Tickets for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse full moon climbs may be purchased in person at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Ticket Booth. Tickets for the Bodie Island Lighthouse full moon climbs may be purchased in person at the Bodie Island Visitor Center. Please see the calendar for information on these climbs.