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Hope Town Lighthouse

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Address: | Elbow Cay, Great Abaco Island
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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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Breathtaking colors of nature to view from the top!

The HT Lighthouse is accessible by Ferry. You can stop into the liquor store at the Post Office dock, or at most any restaurant on the water and ask them to call the ferry for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2016
Iwanttoseeit
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The HT Lighthouse is accessible by Ferry. You can stop into the liquor store at the Post Office dock, or at most any restaurant on the water and ask them to call the ferry for you. The ride is free, but they do accept and appreciate a tip. The lighthouse visit is also free, with a little jar in the... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Do not skip going to the top of the lighthouse! The view is amazing from the top. The access is free but please donate if you can so this can remain open to others in the future.

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

It's free, so if you've got the chance to visit, why not check out one of the last manual lighthouses in the world? It's pretty cool to see a lighthouse that still runs on kerosene, and the views from the top are beautiful, as you get a 360 degree panorama of Elbow Cay and surrounding islands and sea.

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Thank kthrog
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday mid-day. Not very crowded. The views are spectacular! Was definitely worth climbing the 99+ stairs

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Thank P R
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We saw the lighthouse all day as we toured Hope Town. We were on a boat moored in the harbor and saw the light come on. It sent shivers through us all. Something I'll always remember. Wish we had time to see it up close on a tour

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Take a step back in time to one of the few lighthouses that is manually operated. The winding staircase leads to a great view of the harbor and marina.

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Thank Danny S
San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

One of the oldest lighthouses that still use fire to light the flames. We have climbed the 100 stairs at least 5 x, with every guest we have to the Abacos, we take them to the Lighthouse.

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Thank Cherimarie P
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It was great to be able to go us the light house, there are no guides which I think would have been nice but there is a local group trying to improve information for visitors. Wonderful to see one of the few remaining manually wound up lighthouses in the world.

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Martinsville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

If you are staying on Elbow Cay or nearby you should make the trip to the lighthouse. Great view and it's free!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Great views from this lighthouse that is relatively easy to climb even on a cloudy day. Nearby shops and island architecture make this cay a must do stop.

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