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Rugged and Beautiful

My title says it all. It is a really fun walk out to the lighthouse and the views are amazing. The... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
New Brunswick, Canada
Picture perfect.

It is a long walk out to this light from the parking lot- down 65 steep steps, across a very high... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Elliottsburg, Pennsylvania
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50 Lighthouse Rd | Grand Manan, NB, New Brunswick E5G 2A2, Canada
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All reviews light house parking lot gift shop beautiful spot lots of history don't forget your camera views are amazing great history parking area bring your camera fog horn gravel path suspension bridge surrounding buildings steep steps guided tour great hike
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

My title says it all. It is a really fun walk out to the lighthouse and the views are amazing. The staff were very friendly and talkative too. Parking is tight and nearly impossible to turn if you are hauling even a small camper. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 218rick
Reviewed November 23, 2018

A nice place, easy to park , you can walk around, nice view and quiet. We saw a lot of seals. It is quite far from the big center but it is realy nice

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is a very pretty lighthouse that can be accessed from a parking lot that is quite a bit away from the light itself. There is a path to the light and a bridge across some open space, also a fair bit of stairs. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, working lighthouse that greets you as you come to Grand Manan and bids you a lighted farewell as you leave. Great hike there and back (lots of stairs!) but was rewarded with beautiful views all around and lots of historical information.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

It is a long walk out to this light from the parking lot- down 65 steep steps, across a very high bridge over a deep chasm and then through the woods on a gravel path and suddenly there in front of you is a imply...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

There are 89 narrow metal steps to get down to the wooden bridge to take you to the lighthouse. It was raining when we visited so we did not walk to the lighthouse. I took the pics from the ferry as we were leaving. Would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is a "must see" when visiting Grand Manan. The story of how the lighthouse came to be is fascinating. It is a bit of a walk to the lighthouse but well worth it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jay N
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Not a lot of parking and narrow on the drive in. Be cautious and courteous. Great views, good photography options. See it in Foggy and Clear weather. The tour is worth the $5. Good history spot. Watch the Ferry come in and out.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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GrandMananWhale, Volunteer at Swallowtail Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Yes, parking and narrow roads are common when driving to many lighthouses. Lighthouses are often situated on spectacular coast line for navigation purposes and were not designed for tourism. We have made as much parking as possible but it is limited. It is also in...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018

I don't know what is more enchanting, looking up at the lighthouse from the ferry or a kayak, or standing below the lighthouse looking out at the Bay.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Esther S
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Swallowtail Light has boardwalk trails and steep steps around the lighthouse buildings. The views of the harbor at North Head and the rocky shore are beautiful. There is a small parking lot and a tiny gift shop. Guided tours are available in high season.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Diane-John M
July 28, 2018|
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Response from RebeccaRM10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The inside is really interesting as well. A gorgeous location!
Marsha B
September 2, 2015|
Response from GrandMananWhale | Property representative |
There is a daily ferry that leaves from the mainland from Blacks Harbour, NB - check the Coastal Transport website for more information. There is also an airport and charter service available, Atlantic Charters. They also... More