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“Light stick...not light house! :-) And brown footed boobies!!”

Cayman Brac Lighthouse
Ranked #6 of 40 things to do in Cayman Brac
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

The brown footed boobies were much more interesting than the "light house"!
There were big white fluffy chicks in the nests close to the bluffs. Nice. Lots of Terns there as well... and the Sunrise was quite impressive the morning we made it there! We managed to get some good photos of it all, including the "light stick". :-)

Thank Squeekie
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Positive - easy drive up and incredible view. Light house is located in the "parking" area and you can walk to overlook the bluff.

Negative - it is HOT on the bluff and there is little breeze too keep things cool, at least on the day we were there, which was much to our surprise as it's the highest point on the island. The walk to the bluff is very uneven and consists of limestone so the rock is sharp and very dangerous to fall on if you lose your footing. You WILL get very banged up if that happens to you, so choose your footing carefully. BEWARE that you can walk right up to the very edge of the bluff which is a cliff direct down to the sea. There is NO safety rope or railing, at all. Nuff said - you can walk right over the edge of the cliff without warning and if your footing is unstable it is a suicide mission to walk closer than about 5' from the edge.

Thank Born2Travel69
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

The road to the lighthouse is cool, starting from the ride up the escarpment from either the south or north side roads, moving toward the spine of the island, and then heading east along the spine toward the lighthouse. Early on, the habitat is mostly scrubby forest punctuated by cattle pens. Later it turns to drier, low scrub, with palms, cactus, and wild plumeria. The lighthouse at the end of the road at the top of the cliff is quite small, and anticlimactic. There are informational signs about the lighthouse (which is dated) and about the brown boobies which nest on the cliffs. The walk along the cliff is dramatic. Brown boobies fly by at close range, and nest quietly even on top of the cliff in clear view, seemingly unafraid of human admirers. Bring binoculars to see them especially well.

The trail is narrow and rocky and requires care. Bring water and avoid the heat of the day. Take care of the high cliffs, which do not have protective railings.

Thank Mamitxoh
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

The title says it all. The structure is not really a lighthouse per se, but a light on a steel frame. Never mind, the view from the brac and seeing the brown boobies (birds) diving and flying made the trip to the end of the island worthwhile.

Thank Aquila13
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

As mentioned by others this is a light on a tower, not a lightHOUSE. The views from here are great. You stand at the top of the bluff and can look straight down over 100 feet to the ocean below. No beach or access to the water here.

There is a "trail" that is located at the lighthouse. It runs around the edge of the bluff for about 2 miles. DO NOT do this trail unless you are wanting an outdoors experience. The first 1/4 mile is a great trail right along the shore and we saw many cactus, flowers, shore birds nesting (brown boobies) and agave plants. The rest of the trail heads inland more and become much less of a trail. Some parts were very narrow and we felt like we were blazing the trail. The trail is on the ironrite stone so if you decide to go wear good hiking shoes.

The road to the lighthouse was fun as there are a couple of groves of bananas and other tropical fruit you do not see growing in the US.

Thank chief4j1
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