The tallest brick beacon in the world, standing 208-feet high. The substantial structure, built in 1870, is black and white spiral-striped and the international symbol of the North Carolina coast. Visitor’s Center and grounds open year-round. Opening for climbing mid-April through Columbus Day. Lighthouse Climbing Fees: $7.00 Adults, $3.50 Children under 12 (must be at least 42″ tall); seniors 62 and older; disabled $3.50 with a National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Senior or Access Pass.