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“Small unloved lighthouse but WORTH the effort for the walk & views”

Cow Head Lighthouse
Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Cow Head
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

This is indeed a very small, unloved lighthouse but the walk on the trail in makes it worth the effort. Both the Lighthouse Trail and the Point of the Head trail begin and end in the same spot. Both trails are relatively easy with great ocean views. There is a small side trail off the Point of the Head trail that goes down to a very rugged beach that is worth exploring. Either of the two trails will take about 40-60 minutes to complete from the parking lot. While neither of these trails are super they are worth the walk. Pay attention to the signs and stay away from the drop-offs (cliffs).

The lighthouse itself is very tiny and claustrophobic. You can climb the short ladder inside and there is room for about three people at the top. The view from the lighthouse itself isn't anything special and I wouldn't do the walk JUST for the lighthouse. It's the views from the beach and the lookout that make it worthwhile.

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