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.
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.
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.
|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|
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.
Location: Atlantic Shores, Barbados
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