Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan

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Take in stunning vistas and picturesque beauty at Swallowtail Lighthouse, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the region. Established in 1860, the active structure still boasts its original wooden tower, a rare sight these days. You'll need to descend over 50 stairs, traverse a wooden footbridge, and hike a gravel path to reach the lighthouse, but you'll be rewarded with fine views and a picnic area to enjoy a light snack. Bring along your binoculars and watch for eagles, seals, and even whales. To visit Swallowtail Lighthouse and other attractions in Grand Manan, use our Grand Manan tour itinerary planning tool .
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  • I was so fortunate to stay here during a retreat, I met the proud owners of this spot, I am fascinated with lighthouses and the owner’s passion to maintain, keep this place going will certainly impres...  more »
  • Our family enjoyed touring this lighthouse and the stunning setting. The walk to it alone is amazing. Full of interesting histroy and great tour guide who led us through. I highly reccomend a visit.  more »
  • What to say it is a beautiful light house on a gorgeous rock outcropping. Always look forward to seeing it because it means you have arrived on the island.  more »
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  • I thin this is the best picturesk corner of this island. Short walk from parking lot. It showes you beautifull views, lighthouse and buildings around. Worth it all year round.
  • Lovely historic building. Great 180° view from the rocks nearby. The visit is quite affordable $5 and the proceeds go to protect the lighthouse.
  • Amazing views. Would be amazing to have the inn operating again.
  • Beautiful spot. Watched the ferry come in and saw seals playing. I could sit there all day.
  • Amazing view. One of the prettiest spots in NB I believe.
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