We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
St. Paul lighthouse and museum

Small, but informative museum and lighthouse. If you're in the area and looking for something to... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Michele M
On Can
Cute lighthouse

Cute little lighthouse off the beaten path! You’re able to go inside as well. Free admission too... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Courtney M
via mobile
Read all 17 reviews
All photos (7)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“light house”(3 reviews)
“nova scotia”(2 reviews)
“cabot trail”(3 reviews)
this light house is part of the St. Paul Island Museum
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
613 Dingwall Road, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
+1 902-285-0304
Reviews (17)
Filter reviews
14 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews light house nova scotia cabot trail community photos keeper paul lighthouse tour museum island area
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 14 reviews
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Small, but informative museum and lighthouse. If you're in the area and looking for something to do, this is somewhere to spend a little bit of time. Donations only and a great way to get a little bit of the history of the area. The...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Cute little lighthouse off the beaten path! You’re able to go inside as well. Free admission too. Took us no time to get here either from Neil’s harbor

Thank Courtney M
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Docent is extremely informative. The museum is full of light house information and they can tell stories about the community. And you can go in light house when it is open.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Very picturesque, but the museum/tour was not open when we stopped there in early June. Not far off the Cabot Trail, so worth the quick visit to see this little village.

Thank fflbrgst
Reviewed November 28, 2017

We like to collect unique, personal stories from the places we visit and the people we meet and were not disappointed at the St. Paul South West Lighthouse. Like the beautiful Fresnel lamp inside the lighthouse, our guide's stories of it's origins and its current...More

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed November 18, 2017

A bit artificial. Looks out of place. Nice to see. Not realy sure what is the big issue besides seeing

2  Thank shalon2711
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

It's a unique opportunity to enter a light house. This light house is 102 years old and it is the first non wooden. We got a detailed information from a nice lady and we were able to see how it is built with the lenses...More

Thank Yoram L
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The most amazing part of this little museum is the tour guide and her enthusiasm! Loved her and wish I had gotten her name. She even let us carry our little dog with us on the tour. The history was fascinating and I learned quite...More

1  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

We had not planned to visit this area but were intrigued with the lighthouse. The views in the surrounding area were very nice and the lighthouse tour was fantastic. This turned out to be a memorable hidden gem for us along the Cabot Trail.

Thank Yardener
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Two gems: the museum and the tour guide whose knowledge held us tight! Not being maritime history buffs, we had no idea of the grim, dark drama - particularly the extent - that St Paul's Island off the northeastern coast of Nova Scotia coast inflicted...More

Thank Carla46998
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 46 nearby hotels
The Markland Coastal Beach Cottages
354 reviews
.50 miles away
Hideaway Campground & Oyster Market
102 reviews
1.00 miles away
Burton's Sunset Oasis Motel
158 reviews
7.06 miles away
Sea Breeze Cottages and Motel
121 reviews
15.12 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 447 nearby restaurants
Angie's Family Restaurant
103 reviews
2.26 miles away
Danena's Bakery & Bistro
40 reviews
2.31 miles away
The Hut
26 reviews
6.70 miles away
Chowder House
470 reviews
9.37 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 360 nearby attractions
Eagle North Kayak
94 reviews
1.18 miles away
North Highlands Community Museum
53 reviews
2.52 miles away
St. Paul Island Museum
70 reviews
.17 miles away
Cabots Landing Provincial Park
24 reviews
2.94 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. Paul South West Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines