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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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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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Worth The Effort!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Andrew_WNY
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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241 reviews 241 reviews
74 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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87 helpful votes 87 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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26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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
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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
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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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