Due to the Executive order issued by Governor Cooper on Saturday 3/14/20 stating that all public venues be canceled until further notice, the Town of Caswell Beach and the Friends of Oak Island Lighthouse will comply and have suspended all tours until at least the beginning of JULY 2021. No reservations for any tours will be accepted at this time. Please check back in late JUNE for an update on the status of tours. Our primary concern is for the safety of our visitors and health of our all volunteer staff.

Once tours are reinstated, Tours to the top (up 131 steps to an outside balcony) will be available year round with at least 2 weeks advanced notice – 4 weeks during JUNE, JULY and AUGUST for anyone 9 years or older (depending on guide availability) by submitting an email to us with the information requested below. Summer top tours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are only available in the morning on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some Sundays.

Please send your email to oakislandlighthouse@gmail.com with the following:

  • Your Name
  • Number of top climbers (all climbers should be at least 9 years old)
  • Day of the week (Tuesday, Thursday, etc.) & Date of desired climb (MM/DD/YY)
  • Phone number where we can reach you if we have problems with your return email
  • Phone number where we can reach you the day of the climb (cell)

We will email you back with availability within 48 hours. If you do not receive a reply within the 48 hours, please resend your email.

Thank You.