• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Bodie Island Light Station Photo Gallery

The Bodie Island Light Station, sitting between pine trees and a freshwater marsh, offers a distinct natural setting from other lighthouses in the seashore. The tower and surrounding area provide a wealth of subject matter for photographers. The lighthouse is an important part of local history and a favorite spot for visitors.
 

Did You Know?

Seasparkle, a tiny dinoflagellate that can be seen glowing in the surfline at night.

The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.