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Hope Town Lighthouse

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Address: | Elbow Cay, Great Abaco Island
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: 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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Calssic Bahanian landmark

A cute place and one of those must visit if you are cruising the Bahamas and in particular the Abacos. If you have not visited the lighthouse it will be a regret as when you view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

A cute place and one of those must visit if you are cruising the Bahamas and in particular the Abacos. If you have not visited the lighthouse it will be a regret as when you view the pictures in which it is featured you will say, I should have done that.

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port richey,fl
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Historic lighthouse in a very cute little village. We learned about the interesting hand-cranked lighthouse and we were even fortunate enough to have the beacon rotate through our catamaran window while sleeping at night. What a treat.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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18 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

101 steps up rickety wooden steps and out a window-sized opening for a panoramic view of Elbow Key and the Sea of Abaco and Atlantic Ocean. Beautiful colors and panorama. Not to be missed if you are in the area. Great for kids.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We have been here several times. It is a great place to visit for photos and a 360 view of the Abacos from above.

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Staten Island, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

From the outside, this lighthouse is one of the main distinguishing features of Hope Town. To get to the top, you have to first get to the bottom -- that is, it's pretty much only accessible by boat across the harbor -- and then you have to climb the steps, obviously. However, it's a piece of Bahamian history, as it's... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We took so many photos while on Elbow Cay with the lighthouse in the background, that I felt we just had to go visit it up close! We took the Hope Town Inn and Marina ferry (5 min or less from Harbor Lodge dock) over then walked to the lighthouse after lunch at the Marina. It's about a 5-10 min... More 

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Zurich
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just have a look at the pictures - even on a very hot day, nice breeze and just relax ! We were brought to and picked-up from the lighthouse by the water taxi !

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Anglesey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We trundled up and down the lighthouse a great little thing to do and you can see the views over Hope Town and the harbour. Don't wear flip flops!!! mine flopped on to the head of the chap walking up behind me!!

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Yarmouth, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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88 helpful votes 88 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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