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Big Tub Lighthouse, Tobermory

(4.3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The parking is limited but the stop is worth it. You get a great view of big tub harbour and the ferry as it docks.  more »
  • This lighthouse needs a lifesaver. It was not open due to its state of repair but it serves as a great photo backdrop. The children were 8 and 5 years. Divers were taking test dives close by.  more »
  • It was very quiet and peaceful near Big Tub lighthouse. If you like snorkeling, you can go for snorkeling at this place and can explore shipwreck from Big Tub lighthouse. It will be more fun. I will b...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Cute little lighthouse not to far from from town. Great spot for taking pictures, relaxing and watching the sunset. Nice views of Georgian Bay. This is the very point where Lake Huron and the Georgian Bay meet.
  • A very beautiful place. This is a very old light house.
  • One of my favorite spots in the north Peninsula. Went diving there twice, nothing much to see unless you go to the ship wreck. It's nice to hang out there swim and relax
  • Great area to relax and watch boats float by. Your able to swim in the water, and there are seats to sit, alternatively, lots of rocks to sit on!