Hope Town Lighthouse, Great Abaco Island

4.8
#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Out Islands
Hope Town Lighthouse remains one of the few kerosene-fueled and one of three manually operated lighthouses in the world. Built from masonry in 1862 and standing 27 m (89 ft) tall, the tower sports horizontal red-and-white stripes. Its light, which is hand operated, is visible from 43 km (23 mi) away. The lighthouse features a weight mechanism, which the light keeper has to crank every few hours in order to maintain the light, which flashes every 15 seconds. Make Hope Town Lighthouse a centerpiece of your Marsh Harbour vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Marsh Harbour trip planner .
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  • August 16, 2017
    This was a very neat lighthouse and the views are unbelievable. Definitely put this lighthouse down as one of your To Do lists!  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This is a must see attraction. It provides a great view of Hope Town and the surrounding area. There is a lot of history behind the light house and getting it built (locals didn't want it because they...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Went as group of 12. Nice, short excursion up the tower. Was really nice view overlooking the Sea of Abaco and Hope Town. Be prepared to walk the equivalent of 6-7 flights of stairs. Can be done easil...  more »
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  • October 8, 2016
    We took our Boy Scout Troop to the Bahama's and while there, we stopped at the Lighthouse. It was wonderful. The Scouts loved it and the view was spectacular!
  • January 24, 2017
    This was a great lighthouse. I loved the view from the top. Awesome that it is open to the public.
  • January 3, 2017
    Fantastic Christmas and New Years Block Party bring in the 2017 from Hopetown. Very festive. Visit Sip Sip, the beach and the town and the light house
  • August 10, 2016
    Wonderful location if you want to get away from crowds and tourists. Makes for a very peaceful and off the grid vacation.
  • December 12, 2016
    I thought the lighthouse was very interesting and would suggest going if you are near by

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