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Big Tub Lighthouse, Tobermory

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Bruce County
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
Visit the picturesque and still active, wooden Big Tub Lighthouse. Established in 1885, the lighthouse has long served seafarers sailing in these often-treacherous waters. Set on a stunning bay of clear waters, with splendid rock formations, the lighthouse provides a backdrop for refreshing swims--if you don't mind the cold seawater.. Consider bringing along a picnic to enjoy in this location and certainly bring your camera with you to capture this photogenic area. Using our world travel planner, Tobermory attractions like Big Tub Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Some pretty awesome views from the point where the lighthouse is and it's very easy to find. The water here is crystal clear!!  more »
  • Went there early morning to avoid crowds and have good light for photography. A lighthouse, nothing else - there are definitely much better things to do in Tobermory than this, especially as you need ...  more »
  • This attraction can be seen from Tobermory downtown; however I recommend you see it up close. It was a very short drive from our motel. Parking is limited, but it was not an issue when we went. It was...  more »
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  • This is a great location to enjoy a beachside lunch on the rocks, or bench! Parking is paid by the hour until 6 o'clock, and it is a five minute drive from a great place to rent canoes to view the multiple ship wrecks in big tub harbor!
  • I really liked the location, fog covered places and its quite beautiful
  • Must feel the water here, take off the shoes and feel waves
  • Parking was good on a Thursday.. But heard it's bad on weekends. Very nice place... Great to launch kayaks and take photos. I went on a cloudy day and it was good. Nice green and blue water.
  • Very picturesque, great lakes at its best.