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Swallowtail Lighthouse

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50 Lighthouse Rd | Grand Manan, NB, New Brunswick E5G 2A2, Canada
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Swallowtail Lighthouse

I was so fortunate to stay here during a retreat, I met the proud owners of this spot, I am... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jo-Anne L
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Moncton, Canada
Intersting history

Our family enjoyed touring this lighthouse and the stunning setting. The walk to it alone is... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
VisitVT
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Cambridge, VT
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50 Lighthouse Rd | Grand Manan, NB, New Brunswick E5G 2A2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so fortunate to stay here during a retreat, I met the proud owners of this spot, I am fascinated with lighthouses and the owner’s passion to maintain, keep this place going will certainly impress anyone and help you appreciate this spot even more....More

Thank Jo-Anne L
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Our family enjoyed touring this lighthouse and the stunning setting. The walk to it alone is amazing. Full of interesting histroy and great tour guide who led us through. I highly reccomend a visit.

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

What to say it is a beautiful light house on a gorgeous rock outcropping. Always look forward to seeing it because it means you have arrived on the island.

Thank Matthew W
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We spent quite a bit of time just sitting on a rock and taking in the view and in awe of how beautiful it truly is.

Thank KGahan
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

This lighthouse is at the end of the road on the island at the end near the ferry. The light is still working. It is a bit of a walk out to the light itself from the parking area however it is worth it. Even...More

Thank trainfan2000
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

On a BEAUTIFUL day on the island..we walked up to the Swallowtail Lighthouse. So very well preserved & still fully functioning to keep the ships & the crew safe!! Great history posted on the signs!! Truly a must see & walk!!

Thank Bev B
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Go up top and scan the ocean for waves. We meandered around for a half an hour soaking up the ambience. Well worth it.

Thank Marion M
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

I lived on Grand Manan for 8 years, and always took my guests to Swallowtail. Grand Mananers love it, and so does everyone else! It is easy-access for most ambulatory people, and even those who are not can enjoy the view. What fun to see...More

Thank lcbs
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Close to the community of North Head, this lighthouse is approached by a precipitous, but safe stairway followed by a pedestrian bridge stretching across a chasm which separates the two islands.

Thank John L
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

Amazing place to visit. Rugged and beautiful all at the same time. Good trails and good signage. Definitely would recommend.

Thank scotiajim
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Marsha B
September 2, 2015|
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Response from GrandMananWhale | Property representative |
There is a daily ferry that leaves from the mainland from Blacks Harbour, NB - check the Coastal Transport website for more information. There is also an airport and charter service available, Atlantic Charters. They also... More
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