Head Harbour Lightstation

Head Harbour Lightstation, Campobello Island: Address, Head Harbour Lightstation Reviews: 5/5

Head Harbour Lightstation
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Bayou-Babies
Rockport, TX1,284 contributions
If you are on Campobello Island DO NOT miss going to this lighthouse. We were there when the tide was high, so we didn't get to go out to the light. But we did walk around the park area and got wonderful views of this beautiful lighthouse. On a side note...the outhouse at the park has to be one of the nicest porta potty I've ever seen. We only spent 30 minutes here, but if you go at low tide give yourself plenty of time to walk over to the island and visit the buildings there.
Written 4 October 2019
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Companion05041965
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You can drive to the point on the island where you can see the lighthouse and there are picnic tables there. To get to the lighthouse itself you climb up and down several ladder secured to the cliffs and walk across a beach. It is accessible at low tide only. You can see seals, whales, porpoises and eagles from here.
Written 11 September 2019
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KSP1955
Cincinnati, OH33 contributions
This is the same as East Quoddy Light and I already wrote a lot there so I will just recommend checking the reviews there as well,
Written 7 September 2019
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MissionInTravel
Nebraska27 contributions
Make sure that you are wearing good shoes if you want to take the "ocean floor" hike to the lighthouse. The hike is only accessible at low tide and the rocks are slippery, but the view is worth every step!
Written 14 August 2019
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Flyboy
Belfast, ME4 contributions
Such a special place! Don't be silly about paying the small fee to go out and see the light station and take the tour. This is history and a local effort to maintain a maritime legacy. I saw many tourists skip the best part cause they didn't want to pay 5$! Think of the $$$ people waste daily at Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks. Sorry for my rant:) Beautiful and unique spot with volunteers doing a great job preserving it!
Written 14 August 2019
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224lesliej
24 contributions
Nimble feet and not for the feint of heart. Trekking across seaweed covered and jagged rocks while the tide is out, makes this short trek to the lighthouse well worth the time. Once you are there, you, have a awe inspiring view of the Canadian Coastal Islands and wildlife.
Written 11 August 2019
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Babu2773
Chicago, IL886 contributions
While this lightstation is absolutely worth the trip out, you need to know a few things that the people who sell you the tickets for the journey out to the house don't tell you. We actually saw a woman asking for her money back because she couldn't go down a required ladder. First, there are two prices. One price gets you to the lightstation, an additional price gets you inside the lightstation for a tour. Second, you will have to navigate a steep ladder down a rock wall to reach the rocks that you have to carefully step over to reach another ladder to get to the lightstation. The rocky path is covered at high tide so it is slippery even when the tide is out. (Pay attention to tides here!) If you make it this far and purchased the house tour, a guide will meet you and take you through the lightkeeper's house and then up into the light itself. To reach the light you have to ascend a steep ladder and squeeze through an opening. Obviously, you have to descend through the same opening. If this doesn't sound daunting, go for it. The views are spectacular and the history is interesting. At Fogfest we met one of the ladies who helped save the lightstation, and we're glad she and the others saved this gem.
Written 8 August 2019
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Eastskye
Buena Vista, VA90 contributions
Couples
The furthest point on Campobello Island is worth visiting to see this light station: you will experience the raw, untamed physical beauty and power of its location. We didn't go inside the lighthouse, but were happy to see it has been carefully restored. After visiting the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, be sure to take a drive to see this before leaving the island.
Written 22 July 2019
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Bjatko
Cumming, GA7 contributions
Friends
We visited the lighthouse June 29th and it was very beautiful. Make sure you drop by the visitors center on the island and pick up a tidal chart or check them online, because you cannot hike to the lighthouse unless it's low tide. There's a $5 entry fee to the small park, and once you get to the actual lighthouse it's another $10 to tour the inside of the lightstation. We took the tour and I would recommend it. It was given by a local young man who grew up on the island and could give specific details regarding the history. We saw a Minke whale from the top of the light tower and that was a pleasant surprise. Be warned the trail hike is not smooth and flat. You use steep iron staircases and have to travel a path that is sometimes slick with algea. But again, it's very worth it and a step back in time.
Written 1 July 2019
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Becky B
Bainbridge, GA46 contributions
Solo
Head Harbour Lightstation is an absolutely gorgeous place to visit. You must go at low tide if you'd like to get a closeup of the lightstation and take a tour. Evelyn, one of the volunteers, is a lovely lady with tons of information. The Lightstation itself makes for beautiful photo ops, and the trek out to the Lightstation adds a bit of adventure to the experience. Great way to spend a few hours!
Written 19 June 2019
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