Flowerpot Island Lighthouse, Tobermory

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Bruce County
Following a tough hike across the island, you'll be rewarded with the sight of Flowerpot Island Lighthouse, which sits on a rock platform just by the water’s edge. The cone-shaped lighthouse stands at roughly 30 m (98 ft) tall and features an almost all-white exterior, with the windows and railings painted in red. Take a seat on one of the benches found right beside the lighthouse and admire the view over Georgian Bay. If you’re brave enough, dip into the water, which is quite cold. Speak to volunteers who maintain the lighthouse to learn about its history, as well as that of the island. With our international travel planner, Tobermory attractions like Flowerpot Island Lighthouse can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 3, 2017
    The ride to the island was most fascinating part. Also my daughter spotted 12 snakes (Yes twelve) along the walk way. if you like diving there are few places where you can make high dives from almost ...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    The original lightstation has been replaced by a steel tower, which lacks character. Not worth the extra time needed to get to the tower from the dead-end trail.  more »
  • September 2, 2017
    Wondering what the hype was about flowerpot island, but didn't think it was worth the $90 to spend taking the boat to the island. The flowerpot was unique, but literally there was only 1 of them you c...  more »
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  • September 11, 2016
    Great spot to stop and see the view
  • September 18, 2013
    Tobermory is such a magical place. We go every year, and stop at the lighthouse for a swim in the crystal clear waters. The sad thing though is that the water levels are going down so much in Georgian Bay.

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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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