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Hope Town Lighthouse

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Address: | Elbow Cay, Great Abaco Island
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07:00 - 17:00
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This peppermint-striped lighthouse is one of the few remaining lighthouses...

This peppermint-striped lighthouse is one of the few remaining lighthouses in the Caribbean that is still man-operated.

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Inviting and breathtaking

The many steps up to the Elbow Cay Lighthouse in Hope Town are worth taking, because the visitor gets rewarded by the most stunning, 360 degree views of Hope Town's harbor, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
Carina B
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The many steps up to the Elbow Cay Lighthouse in Hope Town are worth taking, because the visitor gets rewarded by the most stunning, 360 degree views of Hope Town's harbor, the bay and the ocean. Also, there is a lot of history to learn from. We were amazed to witness the many facets of this lighthouse's past, still visible... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The HT Lighthouse is accessible by Ferry. You can stop into the liquor store at the Post Office dock, or at most any restaurant on the water and ask them to call the ferry for you. The ride is free, but they do accept and appreciate a tip. The lighthouse visit is also free, with a little jar in the... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Do not skip going to the top of the lighthouse! The view is amazing from the top. The access is free but please donate if you can so this can remain open to others in the future.

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Thank MNgirl4ever
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

It's free, so if you've got the chance to visit, why not check out one of the last manual lighthouses in the world? It's pretty cool to see a lighthouse that still runs on kerosene, and the views from the top are beautiful, as you get a 360 degree panorama of Elbow Cay and surrounding islands and sea.

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Thank kthrog
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday mid-day. Not very crowded. The views are spectacular! Was definitely worth climbing the 99+ stairs

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We saw the lighthouse all day as we toured Hope Town. We were on a boat moored in the harbor and saw the light come on. It sent shivers through us all. Something I'll always remember. Wish we had time to see it up close on a tour

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Thank Leonard T
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Take a step back in time to one of the few lighthouses that is manually operated. The winding staircase leads to a great view of the harbor and marina.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

One of the oldest lighthouses that still use fire to light the flames. We have climbed the 100 stairs at least 5 x, with every guest we have to the Abacos, we take them to the Lighthouse.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

It was great to be able to go us the light house, there are no guides which I think would have been nice but there is a local group trying to improve information for visitors. Wonderful to see one of the few remaining manually wound up lighthouses in the world.

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Martinsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

If you are staying on Elbow Cay or nearby you should make the trip to the lighthouse. Great view and it's free!

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