"Cape Hatteras" Top 5 Page for this destination Hatteras by littlesam1

Hatteras Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 76 photos

First of all, before I start telling you about the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, let me tell you about this photo. It is one of my favorite photo's from my trip to Outer Banks. This is me standing at the bottom of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse before starting to climb to stairs to the top.

There are 268 steps to the top of this lighthouse, the tallest on the continental United States. It was built with 1,250,000 brinks at an original cost of $155,000.00 The beacon from its light can be seen 20 miles out to sea. It has warned sailers of the dangerous Diamond Shoals, the shallow sandbars, which extend out some 14 miles off of Cape Hatteras.

  • Last visit to Hatteras: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2005 at 12:30 PM

    Nice page you have here on Hatteras. Good photos and info, Thanks.

  • Mar 8, 2005 at 8:38 AM

    Larry, thanks for your DC comment! it's always nice to have feedback from a local! :-) great page here, take care!

  • Siddha3th's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2005 at 10:34 AM

    Yeah, viva la lighthouse! Very interesting.

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2005 at 10:31 AM

    Yes, great photo! Very imaginative and different! Well done!

  • Dumpymotel's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2004 at 8:02 AM

    I love lighthouses but I'm not so fond of stairs... Why can't they install an elevator as part of the Americans With Disabilities act. That way lazy people can go to the top as well.


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