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Hope Town Lighthouse

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Address: | Elbow Cay, Great Abaco Island
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This peppermint-striped lighthouse is one of the few remaining lighthouses...

This peppermint-striped lighthouse is one of the few remaining lighthouses in the Caribbean that is still man-operated.

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This is an amazing historical site. Tremendous work has be done to preserve this marine history. Spectacular views, great gift shop, pleasant volunteers.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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White Rock, Canada
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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is an amazing historical site. Tremendous work has be done to preserve this marine history. Spectacular views, great gift shop, pleasant volunteers.

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Hope Town LIghthouse is an amazing view! Very interesting and FREE! Check out the giftshop - they have adorable things at reasonable prices. This is well worth the trip across the harbor. If you don't know how to get there just wait on the dock and ask someone to take you or go in one of the shops and ask... More 

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nantucket, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The lighthouse is one of the most amazing historic places in the world. Besides providing the view scenic view of Hopetown, it now has a gift shop which is extraordinary. Extremely well supplied with high quality shirts, jackets, hats and other tasteful lighthouse memorabilia. All well priced. It is a must-see visit for treasures of your trip to the Lighthouse... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I'm sure it goes without saying that you should visit on a bright, clear day. We saved the lighthouse for one of the last days of our trip and it was cloudy. It was still absolutely gorgeous at the top, but could have been even better! One of the things we love about the Abacos is that not everything is... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The many steps up to the Elbow Cay Lighthouse in Hope Town are worth taking, because the visitor gets rewarded by the most stunning, 360 degree views of Hope Town's harbor, the bay and the ocean. Also, there is a lot of history to learn from. We were amazed to witness the many facets of this lighthouse's past, still visible... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The HT Lighthouse is accessible by Ferry. You can stop into the liquor store at the Post Office dock, or at most any restaurant on the water and ask them to call the ferry for you. The ride is free, but they do accept and appreciate a tip. The lighthouse visit is also free, with a little jar in the... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Do not skip going to the top of the lighthouse! The view is amazing from the top. The access is free but please donate if you can so this can remain open to others in the future.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

It's free, so if you've got the chance to visit, why not check out one of the last manual lighthouses in the world? It's pretty cool to see a lighthouse that still runs on kerosene, and the views from the top are beautiful, as you get a 360 degree panorama of Elbow Cay and surrounding islands and sea.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday mid-day. Not very crowded. The views are spectacular! Was definitely worth climbing the 99+ stairs

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We saw the lighthouse all day as we toured Hope Town. We were on a boat moored in the harbor and saw the light come on. It sent shivers through us all. Something I'll always remember. Wish we had time to see it up close on a tour

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