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Grand Turk Lighthouse, Cockburn Town
Categories: Lighthouses, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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We road bikes out to this interesting point and really enjoyed our trip (about 2 hours). There is some interesting history behind this lighthouse. Don't mind the fences and gate if you're adventurous ... read more »
Not a lot here to see, but the views from this spot out over the ocean are gorgeous. There is a nice little gift shop and snack bar. Watching crazy tourists being scared by the local donkeys is quite ... read more »
We visited this site on a tour and were charged $3 to enter the grounds but not able to enter the lighthouse. Great for lighthouse enthusiasts, I guess, as my friend was overjoyed to see it. There is ... read more »
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