South Point Lighthouse

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After being shown at London's Great Exhibition in 1851, the South Point Lighthouse was then disassembled and transported to Barbados where it was rebuilt as the first lighthouse on the island.

What to Expect

The tower leading to the top of the South Point Lighthouse is closed to the public, but guests are welcome to tour the surrounding grounds, a well kept park that is popular for picnicking.

The South Point Lighthouse stands 89 feet tall and features three white flashes every 30 seconds, a beacon to watercraft sailing in the darkness. The red and white horizontal stripes that run up the length of the tower make it easily recognizable and can be pointed out from many other locations along the south coast of Barbados.

Staying Close

Atlantic Shores is a good option for those wishing to visit South Point Lighthouse, because travelers to this part of Barbados will have the benefit of convenient access to the lighthouse during their time there. There are many lodgings within range of the lighthouse.

Hotels near South Point Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Silverpoint Villa Hotel Hotel -- --
Little Arches Boutique Hotel Hotel 1.0 mi. (3.2 km) NW
Golden Sands Hotel Barbados Hotel 2.0 mi. (1.5 km) NW
Butterfly Beach Hotel Hotel 2.1 mi. (1.4 km) NW
Sea Breeze Beach Hotel All Inclusive Resort 2.1 mi. (1.3 km) NW
Barbados Beach Club Resort 2.3 mi. (0.9 km) NW
Bougainvillea Beach Resort Resort 2.4 mi. (0.7 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

Additional draws to the area like Barbados Golf Club and Cotton House Bay Beach are great for travelers interested in a variety of outdoor activities. The beach is three quarters of a mile from this attraction.



Cost to tour the grounds surrounding the lighthouse is free.

Contact Information


Location: Atlantic Shores, Barbados


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