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Address: 806 Cabot Head Road, Miller Lake, Ontario N0H 1Z0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 519-795-7780
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Cabot Head Light-station is maintained by the Friends Of Cabot Head, a...

Cabot Head Light-station is maintained by the Friends Of Cabot Head, a not-for-profit organization committed to keeping the heritage lighthouse and grounds open to public access as a tourism attraction, showcasing a museum in the historic lighthouse, picnic areas and walking trails. Situated at the end of a scenic drive some 10KM beyond the village of Dyers Bay, the area is a birder's paradise, and a great area for a picnic in the gardens or at the beach in Wingfield Basin, a ten minute stroll from the lighthouse. The museum itself showcases the history of lighthouses, the former light-keepers, the local industries (fishing and lumber) and the shipwrecks of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. In addition there is a Nature Room interpreting the unique biosphere - the flora, fauna and geology of this part of the Niagara Escarpment.

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Worth the drive to the Lighthouse

We have visited many times over the years and came out again on Easter weekend to walk around, although the Lighthouse itself was not yet open for tours. It is such a peaceful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, Canada
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited many times over the years and came out again on Easter weekend to walk around, although the Lighthouse itself was not yet open for tours. It is such a peaceful place to be and the views out over Georgian Bay are always stunning. It is a long and winding road to get here, but really worth the... More 

Thank lschwerz
Miller Lake, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive to the Cabot head Lighthouse is along the side of Georgian Bay with it's crystal clear blue blue waters and rock. The Lighthouse has been well maintained and lots of information of the past ships and shipwrecks. Little store and a great walk down to Wingfield Basin where you can see a sunken Ship!

Thank RonKathie
Miller Lake, Canada
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Come and check out the beautiful Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Clean water, clean air, beautiful scenery and you don't want to miss seeing the stars on a clear night!

Thank davidbY2715VN
Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

We have been vacationing in the Bruce Peninsula for over 40 years, we still visit several times every summer. Cabot Head is a beautiful spot and well worth the drive. The road from Dyers Bay can be dusty and a little bumpy, but the scenery is amazing. If you look carefully you may be able to see the remnants of... More 

Thank CKTA
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

It is quite a long bumpy road to get to the light house along a narrow gravel road, but it is definitely worth it. The surrounding park is good for a picnic and is dog friendly. Only place dogs cannot not is in the lighthouse! Amazing views from the top of the light house. It is a fairly easy walk... More 

Thank Megann F
Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Looks like the place closes the weekend after Thanksgiving. I think today was the last day that it was open. The road to the light house is not that great but it's worth the drive to get there. Very nice property and you can even walk into the lighthouse and go to the top and also see the many things... More 

1 Thank MapleLeaf1867
Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

This place is so lovely to visit, the road there is awful and narrow bumpy but once you are there it's amazing .

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Ontario Canada
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Getting to Cabot Head Lighthouse is a long and bumpy drive. Budget almost 1 full hour for the 18km journey. You will go down an old logging road that is not maintained. Very narrow where large pick-up trucks and SUV's cannot pass each other easily. There was a surprising amount of people on the lighthouse property. We were greeted by... More 

1 Thank Wolfmaan
LaGrange, Indiana
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

Oh my, the road to Cabot Head Lighthouse is a trip in itself. The last 5 miles take up to 45 minutes to drive. Mostly one-lane. Always pot-holed. Bump Bump Bump. But the lighthouse is a glory. We were greeted by enthusiastic volunteer "keepers." The house itself is a wonderful museum, mostly facilitated by volunteers and contains a wealth of... More 

1 Thank Elaine Bomberge... H
Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Drove to the lighthouse and went for a good hike. Went down to the beach and followed the shoreline around. Very rocky so wear proper hiking shoes. Lighthouse itself is interesting, you can climb up to the top for a nice view, not very hard. There is no set fee for the lighthouse or trails, but they suggest a $20... More 

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