Hope Town Lighthouse, Elbow Cay

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Must see · Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
Hope Town Lighthouse remains one of the few kerosene-fueled and one of three manually operated lighthouses in the world. Built from masonry in 1862 and standing 27 m (89 ft) tall, the tower sports horizontal red-and-white stripes. Its light, which is hand operated, is visible from 43 km (23 mi) away. The lighthouse features a weight mechanism, which the light keeper has to crank every few hours in order to maintain the light, which flashes every 15 seconds. Make Hope Town Lighthouse a centerpiece of your Elbow Cay vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Elbow Cay trip planner.
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  • Hiking the nearly 100 steps to the top of the lighthouse is well worth it just to see the views. They now have two cute gift shops near for great souvenirs. Then grab a ferry across the small...  more »
  • AWESOME, so much history and a feat of structural engineering, a donation to visit or climb the inside stairs, excellent view or photo opportunity, walk over to the Lighthouse Marina for a room...  more »
  • A must see if you are around! It is a beautiful walk up to the lighthouse. Please note that if you cannot easily climb stairs, then please consider not entering the lighthouse. There is a great view from the top!
  • This lighthouse is the iconic landmark of the area and a great view of Elbow Cay. It's a little crowded getting a mooring ball during the high season so I found it more comfortable throwing out an anchor just outside the harbor channel. Well worth the visit.
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