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Grand Turk Lighthouse, Cockburn Town

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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 visited the Lighthouse. You cannot go inside the Lighthouse. There are activities to do outside if you chose. We read the several signs detailing the history of the Lighthouse.  more »
  • Was very quiet the day I was there. No cruise ships were in port. Nice little gift shop. Had a water for my bike trip back to resort. Very nice views...  more »
  • The lighthouse of Grand Turk is a point that deserves to be visited on this island that has few attractions beyond the Sea (which is amazing). The site is well maintained and has signs explaining the historical aspects of the site.
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