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Address: Long Island
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Scenic lookout point offering spectacular panoramic views of the coast.

Scenic lookout point offering spectacular panoramic views of the coast.

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A look into the past.

Not the easiest place to drive to, it's all dirt road and very bumpy so be careful with a rental car. However once you arrive you'll find a tale of two waters. Climb the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
SnK68
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Not the easiest place to drive to, it's all dirt road and very bumpy so be careful with a rental car. However once you arrive you'll find a tale of two waters. Climb the staircase and you'll overlook the Atlantic side as well as the protected inland flats. The large monument that marks Columbus third landing in the new world... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The sign marking the road to the monument could be more instructional. The road is treacherous and hard on rental vehicles. It should be fixed more often with added gravel and filling in the gullies. The destination is amazing however!

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Amazing view once you arrive! The road back takes some maneuvering around rocks and dips. Wish we had a Jeep!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Make sure your car is up to it for a very rocky mile or two from the main road. Once there the walk to the monument is steep but short. Nice monument honouring the indigenous peoples of Long Island(Lucayans or Arawaks?) which I believe Columbus persecuted mercilessly after being welcomed. The view out to sea is nice from the top... More 

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Lewistown, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

The monument is cool, but the road up to is is atrocious. It sits right at the end of the island on a bluff. Great views from the top.

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Lakeport, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Visited during spring break, ONLY people there. The road to it is sketchy, but hey, you're driving a rental car anyway. Go slow, make sure your tires go over the highest points so you you don't knock a hole in your oil pan. It's about 2 miles of bad road, but worth it. Even a tree to park under at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We visited over Easter and arrived by bicycle. Rough road with loose rock, moderately difficult ( our 12 year old had no problem, but be warned if not in shape ). The view is incredible, with beautiful white cliffs. We did not see another person, even as we explored for 2 hours. Multiple view points and beautiful water. We walked... More 

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Westport, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

A bit of a rough road- DO NOT TRY in a low slung car, but panoramic views at the end- and moving words about the native bahamians. Take the trail down from the parking lot to the shore for great tide pools- we saw chitons, fish and an octopus!

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Washington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Drove the hour and a half all the way up north from Clarence Town to the Columbus Monument. Not a bad drive on the main road, but a wicked drive at the end after you turn off the main road too the dirt and rock side road that takes you to the Monument. Driving was slow going and bumpy just... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This is Christopher Colombus' third island visited after he first landed, and so, discovering "America" on the Bahamian island of San Salvador, more to the south. He also has documented that it is the most beautiful island. It is a matter of fact that Columbus never set foot, or even came close to what Americans erroneously call their country "America"... More 

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