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The iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, in Buxton North Carolina first constructed over 150 years ago in 1870, stands 197 feet above the treacherous Atlantic Ocean off the Outer Banks. Please explore the multiple options below to explore the lighthouse from your own devices.
Cape Hatteras Webcam
The webcam atop the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse provides expansive views of the southern end of Buxton, NC.

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Webcam

In partnership with Outer Banks Forever, a webcam was installed at the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 2021. This webcam allows visitors to experience the view from the top of the 197 foot tall lighthouse virtually on their own devices. During the restoration of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the webcam will allow visitors to continue to enjoy the view from the top as the work is completed. The webcam will be a great tool for many years to come, allowing people who are unwilling or unable to climb to the top an idea of what the view looks like.
lighthouse virtual tour
Explore the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse from the comfort of your home with the new virtual tour

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Virtual Tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Explore the new virtual tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to get a feel for what climbing to the top feels like. Each tour stop along the way includes an interactive 360-degree photograph and historical information about the lighthouse. Check out the historic photo gallery to see the lighthouse through it's first 150 years. The virtual tour is a great tool for educators and teachers around the country to connect their students to the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
Hatteras climbing video
Watch the video to experience a narrated climb of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse with a Park Ranger (video)

Join Ranger Alisa on a narrated climb of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. This video will show you what would experience during a climb of the nation's tallest brick lighthouse, as Ranger Alisa shares with you some neat facts of one of America's most iconic lighthouses.

Last updated: September 15, 2021

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