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.
Located at the Outer Banks Mall since 2004, Outback is an Australian-themed chain restaurant that offers enough choices to please everyone in the family, served in an attractive atmosphere. Vegetarians in the crowd can enjoy pasta and salad, and there’s a good choice of side veggies. The Bloomin’ Onion is a not-to-be missed appetizer. But it’s no surprise that cooked-to-order meat is this eatery’s specialty. Favorites include ribs, chicken, pork, lamb and --- of course ---steak, cooked in a variety of styles. There are also burgers and sandwiches, fish dinners and combination platters. For a treat, try Chocolate Thunder from Down Under, an original dessert, or one of several other sweets. Specialty cocktails like The Wallaby Darned, made with peaches , champagne, vodka and schnapps, are also available. And there’s a good selection of beers, including the Australian favorite, Foster’s.