South Point Lighthouse

Photo Credit: © Charlie Dave CC BY

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 easy lighthouse access for the duration of their trip. There are numerous hotels surrounding this lighthouse.

Hotels near South Point Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Little Arches Boutique Hotel Hotel 1.0 mi. (3.2 km) NW
Silverpoint Villa Hotel Hotel 1.1 mi. (6.1 km) E
Ocean Spray Beach Apartments Hotel 1.5 mi. (6.6 km) E
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

Location and What's Nearby

Travelers who want to relax in the sun or take part in a number of recreational activities should take advantage of some of the museum's nearby outdoor perks, including Barbados Golf Club and Cotton House Bay Beach. The beach is within a short path away from South Point Lighthouse making it easily within reach.



Cost to tour the grounds surrounding the lighthouse is free.

Contact Information

Location: Atlantic Shores, Barbados



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