The popular Bodie Island Lighthouse, located on Bodie Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks, was built in 1872. It stands 156 feet tall and is located on the Roanoke Sound side of the first island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The lighthouse is just south of Nag's Head, a few miles before Oregon Inlet. The conical-shaped lighthouse has white and black bands with a black lantern house.