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.
This is one of the oldest make-your-own T-shirt shops on the Outer Banks, where customers can come and pick from one of 800 decal designs. And every single one of them is displayed on the walls! Naturally, with that number to choose from, there is just about every theme imaginable covered: from birds to fish to sharks to pirates to dogs to horses to flowers to lighthouses to motorcycles. If you don’t want pictures, you can pick out a clever saying about lots of subjects, including grandparents, spouses, vacations or beer. Blank shirts in all different colors ---even tie-dye ---- include short sleeved, sleeveless, hoodies, sweats, babies onesies, kid-sized and long-sleeved. The store also carries the usual selection of necessary tourist items like beverage huggies, OBX souvenirs, towels, sunglasses, hats, stickers and some costume jewelry.