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 shop, painted bright ocean blue on the outside, has been in business at its same Beach Road location and owned by the same proprietor since 1977. You know when a business has existed for that long on the Outer Banks, it’s because they know how to please customers and attract repeat business. Gulf Stream Gifts offers a great variety of fashion jewelry, as well as 14K gold and sterling silver jewelry. A fun place to shop for tourists, the store’s inventory includes nautical- and sea-themed souvenirs, mermaid items, fish and crab décor, seagull art and very pretty glass dolphins and shells. There are also T-shirts, wind chimes, greeting cards, postcards, OBX items, and even a selection of sunglasses, towels and sunblock --- so you can pick up some gifts, then dash across the street to the beach!