The Bodie Island Lighthouse, (pronounced "Body") is located just south of the town of Nags Head and Whalebone Junction, where Highway 158, Highway 64, and NC Highway 12 intersect. Visitors travelling towards Hatteras Island can't help but notice the black and white horizontal striped structure, peaking out over a line of dense cedar trees on the soundside.
Enjoy a dose of classic Nags Head charm with plenty of ocean waves in the not-so-distant background with a stay at Colonial Inn Motel. This historic motel that was originally built in the 1940s may be basic, but it has all the comforts of a coveted beach motel as well as an incredible location that’s close to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Jennette’s Pier, and a nice selection of shops, watersports, and other activities that the Outer Banks is renowned for.
The Colonial Inn Motel is situated along the Beach Road, and is close to a collection of restaurants, beach bars, ice cream stands, and other destinations that make life on the beach infinitely more fun. Visitors will enjoy ample time at the adjacent shoreline, as well as plenty of hours relaxing by the private pool, or spending a little time at the Outer Banks Family YMCA, which is found close by. (Complimentary passes are available.) The rooms are simply styled but comfortable, with mini-fridges and microwaves, flat screen TVs with cable, and free wireless internet, and apartments with 1-2 bedrooms are also available for larger parties and longer stays. With lots of reasons to celebrate life by the beach, the Colonial Inn Motel keeps the spirit of a classic Nags Head vacation alive and well.