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“Gorgeous view!”

Swallowtail Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Grand Manan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Incredible spot to look out to sea and check out marine life! Read up on the history of the lighthouse, gift shop opening soon!

Thank Erin M
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Delightful path down from the parking lot, lots of sitting/viewing spots. Hike out to various cliffs to view Bay of Fundy and look for whales!

Thank mmdetrick
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

I was so fortunate to stay here during a retreat, I met the proud owners of this spot, I am fascinated with lighthouses and the owner’s passion to maintain, keep this place going will certainly impress anyone and help you appreciate this spot even more.

They also own several business in Grand Manan including a gift shop and a museum; I believe a B & B and maybe other places. Sweetest people ever.

The Lighthouse is about a 15 - 20 minute walk from the Ferry and a 5 minutes’ drive to the top of the stairs. There is about 50 steep stairs, a wooden suspended bridge, and a gravel path, before you arrive at the lighthouse. My TIP would be to take your hats off while going down the stairs or crossing the path to get the lighthouse, because it is super windy and you will lose your hat, if you’re walking at night have a head lamp of flashlight with you for your safety..

1  Thank Jo-Anne L
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GrandMananWhale, volunteer at Swallowtail Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Actually, we don't own the lighthouse - owned by the Village of Grand Manan. We operate the charity that manages it - Swallowtail Keepers Society. Laurie is also the Executive Director of the Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station and it does have a marine natural history museum and gift shop. There is also a gift shop for the lighthouse with proceeds going back into the lighthouse maintenance. Laurie is also a director of the Grand Manan Museum, a gem of a facility, but no B&B connections, other than the keepers house at the lighthouse which is used for housing volunteers and staff and the occasional artist.

The wind does claim hats if they are not firmly held on.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Our family enjoyed touring this lighthouse and the stunning setting. The walk to it alone is amazing. Full of interesting histroy and great tour guide who led us through. I highly reccomend a visit.

Thank VisitVT
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 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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