Battery Point lighthouse was built in 1856. This lighthouse is unique in that it is the only lighthouse on the west coast that is accessed over a causeway. You cannot cross the causeway except at low tide!
The setting is beautiful, especially at sunset.
To get to the actual lighthouse on Battery Island, park in the parking lot on A Street, and then walk down a slight hill and across the causeway. There are some rocks and uneven footing, of course, since the ocean washes over here twice a day. Then you walk up a smooth paved footpath.
The lighthouse is open from April to September. Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM, you can tour the interior of the lighthouse and visit the small museum there for a nominal fee. You can visit the grounds at any time though, as long as the tides cooperate.
If you do not have a tide table handy, be sure to keep an eye on the ocean – you don’t want to get stuck on the island until the next low tide!
Well worth a stop :-)
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