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, since travelers to this area of Barbados will have convenient access to the lighthouse throughout their trip. With a wide selection of hotels surrounding South Point Lighthouse, travelers visiting the region will have ample options when choosing a room.

Hotels near South Point Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Valersk Vacation Apartments Villa complex 0.4 mi. (4.4 km) N
Moonraker Apartments Villa complex 0.6 mi. (5.4 km) E
Inchcape Seaside Villas Villa complex 0.8 mi. (5.6 km) E
Little Arches Boutique Hotel Hotel 1.0 mi. (3.2 km) NW
Seawinds Luxury Condominiums Villa complex 1.1 mi. (6.0 km) E
Silverpoint Villa Hotel Hotel 1.1 mi. (6.1 km) E
Round Rock Apts On Sea Villa complex 1.2 mi. (6.2 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area is eating a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this lighthouse. Surfer's Bay, which offers Caribbean food, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this site. It is maybe around a half mile from this site's location, so grab a table and dig in! Also within reach, you and your group will find restaurants such as Cafe Luna and Surfer's Cafe where you and your companions should test out International meals and enjoy the culture of Barbados.



Cost to tour the grounds surrounding the lighthouse is free.

Contact Information

Location: Atlantic Shores, Barbados



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