Big Tub Lighthouse, Tobermory

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#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Bruce County
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. For Big Tub Lighthouse and beyond, use our Tobermory online itinerary planner to get the most from your Tobermory vacation.
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  • checking out sites, off season, in and around the northern Bruce Peninsula - areas around the lighthouse are quite scenic.  more »
  • We used to go there for the weekend trips in the summer when water is not too freezing for swimming (its' always cold even in the summer). It's a truly amazing spot to visit. The parking is very limit...  more »
  • Today, this lighthouse is worth over $100,000.00! You will see it if you take a boat exploration to Flower Pot Island. On the way, you will also see shipwrecks, and the beautiful fresh-water tropical-...  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.

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Where to stay in Tobermory

You can stay in the town center for convenience, but you might find the constant coming and going of cruise ships irritating. For something more relaxing, look for a guesthouse or bed and breakfast at the northern tip of the peninsula, next to Fathom Five National Marine Park. Reserving in advance is essential between May and September, as tourists flock to Tobermory to make the most of the warmer weather.
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