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“Major photo op!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hope Town Lighthouse

Hope Town Lighthouse
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Owner description: This peppermint-striped lighthouse is one of the few remaining lighthouses in the Caribbean that is still man-operated.
Asheville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Major photo op!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Worth the trip! A must see. Exquiste red-pink lighthouse, with stunning antique brass fixtures and prismatic million dollar glass on the light. Quite the sight to see. The view is tremendous, and can see for 17 miles they say. See photos for a nice visual.

Visited April 2014
Thank golden c
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Kalispell, Montana
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156 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Hand wound working light house! Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is a beautiful hand wound functioning lighthouse. You can walk through this lighthouse on your own at your own pace. Climb the many stairs of the spiral staircase, stopping on each level to look at the views out each window. When you get to the top you are totally enclosed and can see out all of the windows 360*. I like this, I am afraid of heights. They also have the option of stepping outside and looking at the view. There is a net around the perimeter. The workings of the lighthouse are all visible and it is amazing watching it work. It is beautiful! I sure appreciated it a lot more when I would see it lit at night. this is a must see!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank montcowgirlup
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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Gotta climb to see the view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

One of two remaining lighthouses using manually adjusted glass prisms! Gotta do the climb to see why this is such an important piece of Bahamian marine history. Too bad that the other two lighthouses were replaced so quickly! If travelling by boat, great area for mooring and there is a quaintness of the area that draws you back over and over! Great beaches on the Atlantic side of the island!

Visited November 2013
Thank Leslie D
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Decatur, Alabama
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Marsh Harbour is the capital city of Abaco and offers a varied assortment of site seeing, diving, boating, restaurants which are located right on or near the waterfront and lodging-our favorite is Lofty Fig Villas. Meet Sid the owner and you will quickly understand why this is our favorite place to stay. Ferry's run on schedule each day from Marsh Harbour to the three barrier islands that protect Marsh Harbour. From the Lofty Fig Villas, it's and easy 30 minute scenic walk to the ferry to Elbow Cay and Hope Town, a quaint village on the island and our favorite of the three barrier islands. Visiting Hope Town is a great day trip. There are three must do's among others: tour the candy-striped, hand-wound lighthouse and climb the 101 steps to the top of the light house, probably the most recognizable landmark in the Abacos; take a walking trip through the streets of Hope Town to view the unique houses, the Wyannie Malone Museum, library, playground, gift ships, coffee shop, ice cream shops, deli, wine bar, bakery and climbing the hill to view the Atlantic on one side and the harbor on the other, and take a walk along the beach. Cars are not allowed in Hope Town, however, the five mile cay can be explored by walking, boat, bike or golf cart. You will find the food and drink available as interesting as the scenery. Plan on a full day. Albury's Ferry Service provides round trip tickets with boats leaving Marsh Harbour as early as 7:15 AM and returning as late as 6:30 PM. Wear comfortable walking shoes and relaxed clothing. Enjoy!

Visited November 2012
5 Thank hallla
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Mt. Pleasant
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Fun to do with kids!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

If you are staying on Elbow Cay, take a trip over to Hope Town and walk up in the Lighthouse. It is a fun activity to do, especially with kids. It is not very difficult, gives great views of the surrounding area, and should not be missed!

Visited July 2013
Thank ChristyMtP
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