Bodie Island is commonly known as a place to pass through when visiting the Outer Banks. Whether you’re visiting this area from the land or the sea, it has a lot more to offer than what meets the eye. Take a visit to the top of Bodie Island Lighthouse, one of the most challenging lighthouses to see via kayak, and overlook the quiet scene surfaced below. Enjoy the birding, the fishing, and the peace and quiet that comes from this visit along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Bodie (pronounced Body) Island Lighthouse is 2nd most challenging lighthouse to see via kayak. You’ll need to make sure the wind is just right. Anything over 12-mph makes for a rather challenging paddle, but with fair winds you’ll find the shallow water empty. That is with the exception of other kayakers and small fishing boats. Towering at nearly 170-feet, visitors can climb to the top of the spiral staircase. From the top, catch the view that the light has seen since 1872. Located in Dare County and part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, this is a must see in Eastern, NC.

Bodie Island, though more of a peninsula, is often a stop along the way to other destinations in the Outer Banks. Explore the trails through the freshwater marshland and take in the view of the Atlantic Ocean. If you pass through too quickly, you’ll miss the sitings of nearly 400 bird species that migrate through this area. There is also incredible fishing to be had in the Oregon Inlet. What is commonly known as the place to pass-through can easily become a destination if peace and tranquility are on your to-do list.

If you need help deciding which kayak you’ll need to paddle to this area, or what kind of options there are for comfortable paddle and beach attire, pay a visit to our Greenville shop which is only 125 miles doorstep to doorstep.


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