Negril Lighthouse
Negril Lighthouse
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This lighthouse, built in 1894, affords breathtaking views of the coast.
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jimiday
Nashville, TN58 contributions
Feb 2022
This one of only two lighthouses on the island that is Jamaica. It's a functioning lighthouse and looks interesting as can be, however, at this time, there are no tours ot access to the lighthouse itself. There are great views from the sea, and you can walk on the street in front.
Written February 22, 2022
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Maria Roland
13 contributions
Jan 2020
A good look for persons who enjoys geight or just being off the ground. Wenrt on a pre bay trip Jan 18 with my spouse and it sunset was amazing. The guide spent the tune educating me about when the sun sets. It was awsome to view.
Written January 19, 2020
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z123
Defiance, OHIO46 contributions
We have stayed right down the road from the lighthouse at TenSing Pen 4x in the past 2 years & finally made our way there this past Sept. after driving many times passed it on our motorcycle going up to the hills. The lighthouse is mysterious and historical. They have left it pretty much alone for many years by the looks of it. It sits on the cliffs of west end Negril, which is very scenic. The grounds are pretty simple, with cannons still there from the wars. The lighthouse is still running & the light can be seen from the far end of the 7 mile beach. It is something that you should at least check out if you like a little history.
Written January 11, 2006
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Lothlorienlass
Warlingham, UK327 contributions
Apr 2022
The lighthouse is now permanently closed and in a state of disrepair. We heard from a local it was bought by an American who has just left it to rot. How sad. As it is just down the road from Rick's Cafe it could be made into a good tourist attraction. Someone is missing a trick there! .You can see it from behind the fence.
Written April 20, 2022
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MarcArtHistory
Ottawa, Canada17 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
There are local people waiting on the property who will do everything they can to take advantage of unsuspecting visitors. Though no physical threat was made, the potential is there, so please avoid this site at all costs.
We were there with our private tour guide but that didn't stop the people there from scamming us. You are confronted by people as soon as you get out of the vehicle. Not knowing if it was private venue, I immediately asked a man who came up to us who owned the property. I was told that a man standing in the shade of a tree was the owner... if what others have written on this forum is correct; this is not private property, so the person was lying.
With the same man who had apparently lied, an arrangement was made that we were to be shown the property and only if we wanted to, we could tip the man whatever amount we felt. We first walked to the cliff edge, and no sooner there, you are asked to pay to see a young man dive off the cliff... I told the man who walked us to the cliff that I was not interested. In doing so I turned away since I imagined if I had continued to look that the diver would have jumped and the cost would have been charged. So now, having been distracted from looking at the view we were offered to walk to see the caves. After a five minute tour, I gave the man $5 for taking us to the cliff edge. Then, he insisted we continue to go elsewhere on the property, which is relatively small and can be visited in a short time. Knowing that there was little else to see (the lighthouse wasn't open), we started to walk back to the vehicle. As we did a woman selling small items, trinkets really, nothing of any great interest, calls us over to show us an aloe vera plant she and the other man insisted we should see. She breaks a piece off the plant and shows us the gel coming from within. She then says that stem she broke off and handed to us costs $4. Feeling obliged since she has handed you the piece, no sooner having paid her for it, the man takes the plant, squeezes the gel out of it and starts to rub it on you. He finishes doing this in 30 seconds and he immediately says the 'rub' costs $5. Nothing is stated beforehand in either case, and when questioned on why it wasn’t, the man says 'Respect', in an effort to define the extortion as some form of honourable exchange. No honour or respect here... respect was never in their minds, only the scam was. If they had been up front about the costs, it would give people a chance to consider what they were charging, and at least the honor of a fair consideration.
There we about ten people there hanging around at the time we visited, there were no other tourists. One could sense the predatory nature of the people we exchanged with on this site, and as this aloe vera scam ended, fearing any other scams might be brought upon us, and even after being asked to continue to visit, we left abruptly.
So go somewhere else to view to cliffs and caves along the southern part of Negril, and feel safe. There is nothing less appealing than being taken advantage of by people who, if they treated visitors with the respect most Jamaicans do, could make the Lighthouse site a respectfully place of beauty in Jamaica.
Written December 28, 2014
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xv144
Poconos, PA164 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Stopped here and there is really nothing to do. A nice view of the sea. Best to spend your time elsewhere.
Written November 6, 2018
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George B
Detroit, MI97 contributions
Our last Sunday in Jamaica, we walked down West End Road to the Lighthouse (which was closed until 1-2pm?) and snuck in through the West Gate which had a loose chain lock.

The view from the lighhouse is quite breathtaking a great photo opportunity, but even more amazing is is the Secret area down below where you can enter the ocean. I will warn you, unless you are an experienced oceangoer, don't attempt to get in unless you have already devised a strategy to get out. There is 15ft ladder to climp down to a large, flat topped boulder below. You can climb down to the bottom of the cliff if you manuever yourself very carefully to the smaller boulder next to it. Please keep in mind the rocks are very sharp and can be slippery. Once you are at the bottom, feel free to experience once of the most amazing little coves/caves i've ever come across.

At some point in time, someone built what seems to be a small/concrete "wading/baby pool" inside the cave so that when the tide comes up, it fills with water. You can sit in, or just admire how it got there, and enjoy the waves coming up and washing over you every couple seconds.

If you wish to Snorkel, I advise you climb out to the large coral rock, put your fins on there, and jump. there are no sea urchins so don't fear. Climbing out in same area can get tricky if the sea is not calm so you have to "ride the wave" back onto the rock/dead coral. It was quite adventurous and I will definantly visit this place again when i'm back in Jamaica.
Written March 17, 2010
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SassySarahSuggests
Sugar Land39 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
We paid for a private sightseeing tour on our first day in Jamaica and our first stop was the lighthouse. Firstly it was closed so we couldn't go into it. We parked and immediately this person comes up and pretty much took over, forcibly walking us around and taking my cell phone to take pictures even though I was uncomfortable with him, showing us obvious things like the rocks, and trees, aggressively forced us to watch and tip a diver/ jumper even after I said I didn't want to see it since we were going to Ricks cafe for that purpose. In the last five minutes he's like oh by the way it's $10 for this guided tour( which we didn''t ask for or need since we already had a tour guide). We all felt really uncomfortable about his behavior and made a bad first impression of the town. Its a public property and he had no right to demand and push us into the ten minute "tour". We would definitely have enjoyed it if he was not there to take over and all of us left with an annoyed feeling. The cliff area is very striking and if you do go just firmly stop him and walk in a different direction which I wish we did if I knew better.
Written November 16, 2014
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ChrisW59
Colorado Springs, CO71 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
We saw people by the lighthouse from a catamaran tour we took, but when we got a cab to go to Ricks we asked to stop off and see the lighthouse close up. The chain link fence around it was padlocked and the whole think looked abandoned. Could be great if some money was invested.
Written April 2, 2019
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Patrick Vollert
Panama City, Panama634 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Went by to visit the lighthouse but the place was closed and looked abandoned. You can get a nice picture at sunset at Rick’s Cafe which is located couple of meters next to it.
Written June 30, 2018
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