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 outfitter, one of 316 in the U.S. and abroad, offers boaters of every stripe just about anything they need to keep their vessel ship-shape, whether it’s used for work or for fun. The store has rows and rows of shelves with boat supplies and equipment for everything from a fishing boat to sailboats to kayaks. There are even some kayaks for sale. Clothing in stock includes not just the requisite T-shirts and shorts, but also high-quality jackets that are truly wind- and water-proof. A good selection of electronics, including autopilots, radar and fish-finders are in stock, as well as maintenance, plumbing, electrical and engine supplies. Often, if it can’t be found here, it can be delivered from supply warehouses. And if it’s not in stock, whatever item you need can no doubt be found in the more than 1000-page West Marine annual catalogue available at the store.