Currituck Beach Lighthouse

currituck beach lighthouse painting
© Copyright 2008 – Present

Size: 11″ w x 14″ h
Support: Traditional-style Stretched Canvas
Description: A landscape painting capturing the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The lighthouse is reminiscent of old lighthouses with its red brick exterior and tower extending up above the trees into the blue sky above. This artwork signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard is the perfect piece for anyone who loves lighthouses.

This painting is hand-painted on a traditional-style stretched canvas with the sides left raw or unpainted. It will need to be mounted in a frame before it is put on display. Adding a frame will give the painting a finished look.

marine painting of currituck beach lighthouse
Not to scale

Artist Comments

One summer, my husband, Robert, and I loaded up the kids and headed off for an adventure on the Outer Banks to discover the lighthouses we’d heard so much about. We were living in Virginia at the time, while Robert was serving in the military and was only two hours away from the OBX (Outer Banks). Currituck Lighthouse was our first stop and the favorite of all the lighthouses we visited that fun-filled weekend. We were excited to discover that visitors can climb its 220 steps to the top and look at the spectacular view. We’ve been back to this lighthouse several times since that first trip, and we always enjoy seeing it again. This painting of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse depicts the fun time we had on that trip.

About Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Currituck Beach Lighthouse is located at Whale Head Bay in Corolla, North Carolina, on the northern end of the “Outer Banks.” Its distinct unpainted natural red brick appearance contrasts with fellow lighthouses along the North Carolina coast, which are painted in striking black and white. The lighthouse was constructed in 1875 and is still being used today to light the dark stretches of the southern Atlantic coastline. Annually the lighthouse welcomes an average of 185,000 visitors.

Some Interesting Facts About Currituck Beach Lighthouse

    • Year beacon first lit: 1875
    • Number of steps: 220
    • Height to the focal plane of lens: 158 feet
    • Height to top of roof: 162 feet
    • Number of bricks: approximately one million
    • The thickness of the wall at base: 5 feet 8 inches
    • The thickness of the wall at parapet: 3 feet
    • Position: 34 miles south of the Cape Henry Lighthouse (VA)
    • 32 1/2 miles north-northwest of Bodie Island Lighthouse
    • Coast Survey Chart: 36° 22’36” N latitude, 75° 49’51” W longitude

Find out more about Currituck Beach Lighthouse.

For more information about the Outer Banks of North Carolina, visit their website.

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“Hi, can’t say enough about your work and enjoyed your seascapes. I live on the coast in Nova Scotia and paint with oils as well. Lighthouses are my favorite subject.” — Rex, Nova Scotia, Canada

“Love your work! I visited there 25+years ago – so tranquil.” — Erica Swenson Elliott, Travel the World, Gab

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