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Hope Town Lighthouse

Address: Great Abaco Island
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This peppermint-striped lighthouse is one of the few remaining lighthouses in the Caribbean that is...
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This peppermint-striped lighthouse is one of the few remaining lighthouses in the Caribbean that is still man-operated.
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Yarmouth, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

While island folks are in the process of refurbishing this landmark, it is still worth the trip, and the stairs, for a beautiful view of the island, surrounding islands, and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Well worth the effort to go over the harbour and climb to the top.fantastic views, fascinating hand wound mechanism of this kerosene lit lighthouse. Greatly in need of funds for restoration so visit and donate

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St. Louis, MO
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152 reviews 152 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The lighthouse is a few steps away from the marina, and had shaded benches outside for those in our party who did not want to climb. The only caution is that our hosts (who live locally), warned us to watch our step and to not lean on the railways as the emphasis on safety in the Bahamas is not consistent... More 

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Charlotte
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The interior spiral stair case is really cool. The passage through the door to the crow's nest at the top is a bit exciting. The view of the harbor, Atlantic and Sea of Abaco is amazing.

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Not many places where you can go and look at a genuine and complete lighthouse, if you go to Hope Town then this is one of the places to take the to visit. There is also a fun little museum in Hope Town which I would say is worth calling in to .

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I love to go to Hope Town. Great places to eat. Many locals willing to chat. Shopping is fun. Good prices. Great selections. The beach is not crowded and it's SOOOOO beautiful!

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The lighthouse was beautiful. It is a little run down, and a ton of steps. You can see all of beautiful Hope town from the top of the lighthouse.

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Ft. Myers FL
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186 reviews 186 reviews
27 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a neat stop for children as they can see a real cannon and a really old lighthouse! The view is of all of the small Abaco islands and is a fun stop on the way into Hopetown.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not too difficult to climb and worth every step. My gosh the views are gorgeous!! Photos don't do the pictures justice. If your in Hopetown, you gotta climb the lighthouse

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Interesting piece of Bahamian history. Short climb up. Narrow opening to viewing deck. One of the last lighthouses to use kerosene to power the light.

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