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Dixon Hill Lighthouse

Port Nelson, San Salvador
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in San Salvador
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Owner description: Climb to the top and see San Salvador's beautiful Caribbean countyside.
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Owner description: Climb to the top and see San Salvador's beautiful Caribbean countyside.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Atlanta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Munich, Germany
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155 reviews 155 reviews
102 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Visited the Dixon Hill Lighthouse. This is a working lighthouse still using original mechanical equipment from the 1800's. The lighthouse keeper took us on a tour and it was well worth the time.

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Toledo, OH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We rented bikes and did the near 15 mile round trip to the lighthouse. The ride is mostly flat and is a nice workout. There is not much to see until you get past a long stretch of road and hit the United Estates. There are a few spots to stop and take pictures but you never see the lighthouse... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We rented bikes from Club Med and made the roughly 5 mile easy ride out to Dixon Lighthouse. Pretty easy, although if iit is windy a bit difficult heading out. Before you get to the lighthouse be sure and stop at Cut Cay. This is visible as you head north from Club Med. Bright white coral cliffs that jut out... More 

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Naples
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is one of the finest lighthouses in the Bahamas. The entire lighthouse was brought from England as a kit and assembled in the late 1800's. Phenomenal view. The keepers have to climb the staircase every two hours to wind up the weight to rotate the light. A small gratuity is appreciated at the sign in book. Climb the stairs... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a fantastic adventure, but not for the faint of heart. We walked up the hill (if you are out of shape, this will be a toughish walk) and then climbed the spiral staircase to the top. The view is AMAZING! You can see for miles. It's truly breath taking--and to think, the lighthouse runs off of a 100W... More 

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Peyton, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We rented bikes and rode to the lighthouse. It was neat, but it was locked up and we could not go inside. We parked our bikes near the road as you need to hike to the lighthouse. The little road is too rough to ride bikes on. We took a few pictures. There is a view of the ocean at... More 

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