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Swallowtail Lighthouse

50 Lighthouse Rd | Grand Manan, NB, New Brunswick E5G 2A2, Canada
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Stunning

What to say it is a beautiful light house on a gorgeous rock outcropping. Always look forward to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthew W
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Breathtaking View!

We spent quite a bit of time just sitting on a rock and taking in the view and in awe of how... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
KGahan
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50 Lighthouse Rd | Grand Manan, NB, New Brunswick E5G 2A2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What to say it is a beautiful light house on a gorgeous rock outcropping. Always look forward to seeing it because it means you have arrived on the island.

Thank Matthew W
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We spent quite a bit of time just sitting on a rock and taking in the view and in awe of how beautiful it truly is.

Thank KGahan
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This lighthouse is at the end of the road on the island at the end near the ferry. The light is still working. It is a bit of a walk out to the light itself from the parking area however it is worth it. Even...More

Thank trainfan2000
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

On a BEAUTIFUL day on the island..we walked up to the Swallowtail Lighthouse. So very well preserved & still fully functioning to keep the ships & the crew safe!! Great history posted on the signs!! Truly a must see & walk!!

Thank Bev B
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Go up top and scan the ocean for waves. We meandered around for a half an hour soaking up the ambience. Well worth it.

Thank Marion M
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I lived on Grand Manan for 8 years, and always took my guests to Swallowtail. Grand Mananers love it, and so does everyone else! It is easy-access for most ambulatory people, and even those who are not can enjoy the view. What fun to see...More

Thank lcbs
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Close to the community of North Head, this lighthouse is approached by a precipitous, but safe stairway followed by a pedestrian bridge stretching across a chasm which separates the two islands.

Thank John L
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Amazing place to visit. Rugged and beautiful all at the same time. Good trails and good signage. Definitely would recommend.

Thank scotiajim
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

So glad we were able to visit this lighthouse. It's definitely worth walking over to it. We were there with our two boys ages 6 and 8 and you do have to keep an eye on the kids! Lots of cliffs but they really enjoyed...More

Thank Travel_mama2boys
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Just a 5 min drive from the ferry .You can see the swallowtail lighthouse as u get in to Grand Manan. Very picturesque and a nice short walk to the lighthouse...you have to pay 5$ to go up to the lighthouse but we didn't go...More

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Marsha B
3 September 2015|
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Response from GrandMananWhale | Property representative |
There is a daily ferry that leaves from the mainland from Blacks Harbour, NB - check the Coastal Transport website for more information. There is also an airport and charter service available, Atlantic Charters. They also... More
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