Bodie Island Lighthouse is reopening for climbing.

Bodie Island Lighthouse is reopening for climbing.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is opening once again for climbing. One more sign that life is starting to get back to normal.

The view from the top of Bodie Island is remarkable in its beauty. The salt marshes and islands of the sounds stand out in stark relief from the top. Oregon Inlet can be clearly seen. It is a climb very much worth the effort.

The first day of the climbing season will be tomorrow, Thursday. The National Park Service has not given a date for the end of the season but typically climbing extends into October.

The climbing times are longer than usual this year—from 9:00 aa.m.-5:30 p.m. There will also be full moon climbs which are really cool. The dates for those are June 24, July 23, August 22 and September 20.

Bodie Island climbers will be required to wear a face covering and group size is more limited than usual this year.

Nonetheless, it’s great news that once again, one of the iconic lighthouses of the Outer Banks is available for climbing.

Other Outer Banks Lighthouses

Right now when the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will reopen for climbing is unclear. The structure is undergoing very extensive renovation work as we reported earlier. The first phase includes painting the exterior and interior.

“The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is not expected to open for climbing until at least late this summer due to an interior paint removal project,” the National Park Service wrote in a press release.

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is available for climbing. Unlike the Cape Hatteras and Bodie Island Lighthouses, the Corolla landmark is operated by the Outer Banks Conservationists.

There is a fee to climb the lighthouses.

Things have really picked up on the Outer Banks. We’re looking forward to a fantastic Brindley Beach Vacations summer.