Historic Lighthouse Grand Turk, 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, Historic Lighthouse Grand Turk 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. Use our Cockburn Town trip itinerary planner to visit Historic Lighthouse Grand Turk on your trip to Cockburn Town, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great place to view out to sea at the north end. Watch the weather as this can be an extremely windy spot! One can access the eastern shore from here.  more »
  • If lighthouses are your thing, then it is a worthwhile stop. Small lighthouse with a little local flare around it. The donkeys in the parking lot are fun to see.  more »
  • Nice place to visit. Entrance is $3, fyi you can't go up to the light house but can still take amazing pics. There are donkeys right outside by the parking which you can feed and take nice pics with😁
  • Very nice stop on our tour. There are drinks there so take cash. The donkeys walk right up to you. You can feed them. They eat anything.
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