Southwest Head Lighthouse

Southwest Head Lighthouse, Grand Manan: Tickets, Tours, Address, Southwest Head Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Southwest Head Lighthouse
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Catherine27
Fredericton, Canada30 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2020 • Couples
The best views we saw on our relatively short trip to the island. It was truly breathtaking. So worth the likely short drive from wherever you are staying on the island ❤
Written August 21, 2020
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Dave J
Moncton, Canada18 contributions
Wonderful views!
Jul 2020 • Family
You come here for the sights and sounds. The views of the cliffs and shore below are awesome! To the left of the parking area is a trail called "Flock of Sheep". Well worth the hike.

The lighthouse is......a lighthouse. Nothing fancy.
Written July 25, 2020
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Jwuzzel
Quispamsis, Canada87 contributions
It’s a light house
Jul 2020 • Couples
Not much down at the South end. It seems to be always foggy down there and much cooler than the northern part of the island. I don’t like the giant tower beside the lighthouse - it takes away from the scenery. There are some amazing cliffs along the shore.
You can do a hike to Flocks of Sheep from here. Head north along the coast following the red markers. Amazing hike. Dangerous but really cool coastal cliff edges. The water was very rough. Saw some seals playing in the waves.
Written July 20, 2020
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Audrey S
Chipman, Canada229 contributions
Wow !!
Jul 2020
I love lighthouses and this is a nice one but the amazing thing about this spot is the cliffs. Take your camera because this spot is another breathtaking spot on the beautiful island.
Written July 16, 2020
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Robert C
Kanata52 contributions
Well worth the trip
Sep 2019
This drive to the end of the Island was such a nice drive. This lighthouse while not as "glamorous" as some was there doing its job. The cliffs around the area give you the reason for the lighthouse. The scenery is unbelievable. Take the drive & don't forget your camera.
Written September 12, 2019
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RookerVT
Lebanon, NH134 contributions
What a spot
Aug 2019
It's a bit of a hike to get here from the ferry terminal but boy, is it worth it. You can park and take trails to look around or just stay put and enjoy the views.
Written August 29, 2019
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Lois S
Reading, PA91 contributions
Gorgeous spot.
Jun 2019 • Couples
There is a trail from the lighthouse to a lookout that is breathtaking. There's another trail leading down along the coast.
Written July 1, 2019
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trainfan2000
Hamilton, Canada2,592 contributions
Beautiful Vista and a lighthouse
Sep 2018 • Couples
This lighthouse is at the very tip of the island - drive to the southern end of the road and you are there. The lighthouse is pretty average but the view from the cliffs around the light are spectacular. There are several trails leading away from the lighthouse - all of them moderately easy. They run along the cliff side so not for anyone who suffers from vertigo as the drop is hundreds of feet - right into the ocean. The fencing to the left of the lighthouse seems to have been moved back from the cliff face a back - be careful and don't go beyond it. There is parking but it is not a paved parking lot - just an area that is cleared for parking.
Written October 31, 2018
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cynnerz
Ottawa, Canada147 contributions
What a view
Oct 2018 • Friends
Must see on the island. The views are wow!! Just enjoy the views fro the top. We visited on a cloudy, windy day and it was absolutely beautiful.
Written October 4, 2018
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Susan2102
Kingston, Canada65 contributions
Always spectacular!
Sep 2018 • Couples
A wonderful place to sit and be, or to hike or to stand and appreciate the awe and wonder of nature. A trip to Grand Manan is not complete without visiting this site.
Written October 1, 2018
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