We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Port Nelson, San Salvador
Description: Climb to the top and see San Salvador's beautiful Caribbean countyside.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 34 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Historical site

Was a genuine experience - there are few functioning lighthouses around. There was no curator around to explain the history though. Still, I enjoyed the trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Movintrue
,
Nassau, New Providence Island
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Nassau, New Providence Island
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Was a genuine experience - there are few functioning lighthouses around. There was no curator around to explain the history though. Still, I enjoyed the trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I suggest you don't go by bicycle - it's too far. The light house was quaint, but not remarkable. Stay at the club and enjoy a massage instead.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Niskayuna, New York
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Long climb up some narrow stairs but view is great!! I wish their was a way to the outside at the top .

Was this review helpful? Yes
St Jean d'Aulps
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Free to enter, best view on the island, you can cycle from Cockburn town, probably worth returning the way you came though as the east side of the island is less interesting on a bike.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Paris, France
Level Contributor
144 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I rented a bike from the Club Med and rode to the lighthouse. It took us about 1 hour (one way) to get there, but it was so worth it! The ride was easy (flat road) and the view was amazing all along the trip. The lighthouse was great. We could go inside and then up to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Francisco, CA
Level Contributor
64 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We climbed the lighthouse. There is a wrought iron staircase, and the last portion of the climb is an iron ladder with a railing about a foot tall. Don't climb the final bit if you are afraid of heights or are in unsafe shoes. Leave a donation in the lock box inside the bottom of the light house.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Knowledgable keeper and exceptional view. say more.............................i have said enough, but this asks for more....

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
South Bend, Indiana, United States
Level Contributor
47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This lighthouse is unique, pretty, and easy to find if you have rented a car. No one was around when we arrived (we were told you might have to tell the owner of the land you were going up . . . didn't seem so). We signed the guestbook (which was fun to see who else was there) and climbed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Atlanta
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Dixon Hill Lighthouse is one of the few attractions on San Salvador, so should definitely visit. We were the only two people there when we went and were told to go ahead and look around all we wanted. The climb to the top was not terribly strenuous, and was easy to stop to catch our breath if needed since... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
187 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A nice experience, worthwile the excursion. Take a good Breth and climb up the stairway. Stept our through the very small door onto the platform and walk around, offers a stunning view.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dixon Hill Lighthouse also viewed

 
San Salvador, Out Islands
San Salvador, Out Islands
 

Been to Dixon Hill Lighthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dixon Hill Lighthouse

Address: Port Nelson, San Salvador
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  San Salvador

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dixon Hill Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?