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Hope Town Lighthouse

Great Abaco Island
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Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Walking
Description: This peppermint-striped lighthouse is one of the few remaining lighthouses in the Caribbean that is still man-operated.
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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
26 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
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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Yorktown, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A true icon in the Abacos. It is free to enter and climb up. If you are in average shape, this is pretty easy, but the doorway to the outer 'balcony' is tough to climb through if you are a larger person. Seeing the original clockworks and kerosene system is cool - seeing the harbor is realy awesome.

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Asheville, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Worth the trip! A must see. Exquiste red-pink lighthouse, with stunning antique brass fixtures and prismatic million dollar glass on the light. Quite the sight to see. The view is tremendous, and can see for 17 miles they say. See photos for a nice visual.

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Kalispell, Montana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a beautiful hand wound functioning lighthouse. You can walk through this lighthouse on your own at your own pace. Climb the many stairs of the spiral staircase, stopping on each level to look at the views out each window. When you get to the top you are totally enclosed and can see out all of the windows 360*.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

One of two remaining lighthouses using manually adjusted glass prisms! Gotta do the climb to see why this is such an important piece of Bahamian marine history. Too bad that the other two lighthouses were replaced so quickly! If travelling by boat, great area for mooring and there is a quaintness of the area that draws you back over and... More

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Decatur, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Marsh Harbour is the capital city of Abaco and offers a varied assortment of site seeing, diving, boating, restaurants which are located right on or near the waterfront and lodging-our favorite is Lofty Fig Villas. Meet Sid the owner and you will quickly understand why this is our favorite place to stay. Ferry's run on schedule each day from Marsh... More

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