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“Wonderful view of coast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Galera Point - Toco Lighthouse

Galera Point - Toco Lighthouse
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Ranked #23 of 88 things to do in Trinidad
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful view of coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I took a beautiful, three hour drive to visit the Galera Point Toco Lighthouse and we were pleasantly surprised! The place was clean and there were lovely little huts to sit under and have a picnic. The bathrooms were clean and conveniently located. But the best thing of all was the view of the coastline! It was absolutely amazing! The expanse of the sea was majestic and made us feel a bit insignificant!
The lighthouse itself was in a good condition and provided great historical information. There was no cost to enter and a small fee of TTD$1 to use the bathroom. Even though there were no food vendors present, there is a lovely beach nearby where there are lots of small shops that you can get drinks and eats and have a nice cool swim.
I will definitely be returning to this scenic and peaceful place. The drive was long, but it was so relaxing to watch the trees and hear birds as you drove along. Toco is a beautiful place to visit!

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Alicia S
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gorgeous view!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

"Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time"

A quote from the sign at the lighthouse that I will take with me wherever I go. The drive to the lighthouse is full of beautiful beaches and perfect photo ops. A little of a drive depending on where you are coming from. The view from the rocks is spectacular, during the day or at night. A visit during the day is nice because there is seating around that let's you sit, eat and lime while enjoying the beautiful view. Small parking lot so it may be best to visit during the week rather than the weekend.

Visited February 2014
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Watersmeet, Michigan
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286 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Unusual Lighthouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The ride to the lighthouse took us past several beaches that we got out to look at. The ocean view from the grounds of the lighthouse were spectacular. On the grounds of the lighthouse, we saw the first of many termite nests. There were some almond trees, but the nuts were not ripe to eat. Vultures were everywhere! It is too bad the grounds are not kept up better. The trash can was full and it appeared that it had not been emptied for some time. We continued on our way to the end of the road along the northern coast. It was nice to see the country side and small villages. Road work was being done. I am glad we were not driving! We took a picnic lunch, but there are places along the way to eat. I am glad we went.

Visited January 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

The area is great for picnics, sunbathing, and surfing. The area beaches will runnout of parking space during the holidays, such as easter weekend. The drive is very scenic as travel is thru various villages.

Visited March 2013
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

A very beautiful lighthouse, build with Queen Victoria's initials on! Lovely views out to see. Saw a green turtle swimming around off the rocks. Lovely spot for a picnic as there are lots of tables in shady spots under trees.

Visited August 2013
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