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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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"A Must"

This is one of those places that, in my opinion, must be visited on any trip to Abaco. Hope Town is a 20 minute ferry ride from Marsh Harbour ($30 round trip). The ferry stops at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one of those places that, in my opinion, must be visited on any trip to Abaco. Hope Town is a 20 minute ferry ride from Marsh Harbour ($30 round trip). The ferry stops at the lighthouse and the walk to the top provides great views as well as a good insight into the history of the lighthouse itself.... More 

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Highland, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We enjoyed views out the windows at sunset as we went up the 3-4 story spiral staircase. Its cool that the lighthouse still operates much like it did 100 years ago.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Elbow Reef Lighthouse is the calling card of Hopetown, 101 steps to the best view of the area you could ask for. The Lighthouse is currently cared for by the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society which is slowly renovating the lighthouse to its original glory back when it was maintained by the Imperial Lighthouse Service. Its beautiful attraction which should be... More 

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Ft Collins
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The lighthouse is cool to experience but I wouldn't make a special trip to the island just to see it. The steps are pretty steep so be prepared for that. Its a nice view at the top.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Hope Town Lighthouse

Address: | Elbow Cay, Great Abaco Island
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Abaco Islands  >  Great Abaco Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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