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Grand Turk Lighthouse, Cockburn Town
(2.3/5 based on 220 reviews on the web)
Featuring one of the oldest cast iron lights in the Western Hemisphere, and standing as the only lighthouse on Gran Turk, Grand Turk Lighthouse provides spectacular views from a historical landmark of the National Trust. Constructed in 1852 by British architect Alexander Gordon, the lighthouse for years alerted sailors approaching the coast of the perilous shallow reef. Nowadays, this 18 m (60 ft) white tower no longer operates, but has become the main historical landmark of the island, with a snack shop located in the old lightkeeper's house. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture panoramic views of the coast. Arrange your visit to Grand Turk Lighthouse and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cockburn Town using our Cockburn Town vacation route planner.
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  • this was a carnival cruise tour. it was a great relaxing, non-strenuous tour. it was a nice tour made for relaxing and learning the history of Grand Turk and its attractions. the tour guide was inform...  more »
  • It was uphill so don't try and bike it but the view is terrific and the story boards are very interesting. You cannot go in the lighthouse which was a bit disappointing but the rum punch at the bar ma...  more »
  • Not highly spectacular but fun to see if you are on the island. You are not able to go up into the lighthouse but ok to look at from the outside