Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan

4.9
Must see · Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
Take in stunning vistas and picturesque beauty at Swallowtail Lighthouse, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the region. Established in 1860, the active structure still boasts its original wooden tower, a rare sight these days. You'll need to descend over 50 stairs, traverse a wooden footbridge, and hike a gravel path to reach the lighthouse, but you'll be rewarded with fine views and a picnic area to enjoy a light snack. Bring along your binoculars and watch for eagles, seals, and even whales. To visit Swallowtail Lighthouse and other attractions in Grand Manan, use our Grand Manan tour itinerary planning tool.
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  • I hiked from my campsite to the lighthouse my first morning on the island. The views were amazing. It was so peaceful and serene. It was foggy the other two mornings but my partner went with me the...  more »
  • We were able to climb to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy the beautiful view of the island and of the Bay of Fundy.  more »
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  • Lovely spot. So peaceful and picturesque. There is a gift shop. Lots of little stops along the way to take a photo or just sit and enjoy the ocean view. If you're lucky you just may see a whale!
  • The lighthouse and other structures are very interesting and the views are spectacular. We also had fun climbing around on the rocks. From their you can see some of the herring weirs and we spotted porpoises and seals too.

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