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Beach Fire Permits are required
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NPS Announces Bodie Island Lighthouse Complex Reopens
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the reopening of the Bodie Island Lighthouse complex to public entry. Access to the grounds of the famed lighthouse and visitor center complex were temporarily closed to repave the entrance road and improve the parking areas. The project is completed and the National Park Service staff welcomes visitors to the Bodie Island Visitor Center and wildlife viewing boardwalk.
Did You Know?
Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam.
Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.