Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

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As the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is an attraction worthy of your time. Whether you climb to the top to catch a view of the seaside or you stop in to the gift shop for a little history on the lighthouse, you are sure to learn a lot about the important role the lighthouse has played in the sailing history of Bermuda.

Exhibits and Offerings

Climb the 185 steps to the top of Gibb's Lighthouse and take in the panoramic view of Bermuda's coastline. After a $365 thousand renovation, the lighthouse has been restored to appear as close to the original structure as possible, plus the project included an upgrade of the observation deck, work on the grounds, and features to make the property more handicap accessible.

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse built of cast iron and is painted white. As guests approach the lighthouse they will notice that it is set next to a signal station once run by the British Army. Gibbs Hill Lighthouse stands 245 tall, with 117 feet spanning between the base of the structure and where the light it placed. The lighthouse's light provides a light that can be seen up to 40 miles away.

The lighthouse houses a restaurant on the grounds serving up food and drinks.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Gibbs Hill Lighthouse may choose to book their trip in Southampton Parish, as travelers to this region of Bermuda will have the benefit of convenient access to the lighthouse for the duration of their trip. If you'd like to book your stay close to the lighthouse, you'll enjoy a reasonable number of nearby accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
The Reefs Resort 0.4 mi. (6.3 km) SW
Fairmont Southampton Resort 0.5 mi. (6.1 km) E
Greene's Guest House B & B 1.7 mi. (4.9 km) W
Longtail Cliffs Apartments Hotel 2.0 mi. (4.2 km) ENE
Granaway Guest House & Cottages Hotel 2.3 mi. (3.0 km) NE
Pompano Beach Club Resort 2.7 mi. (4.2 km) W
Watercolours B & B 2.8 mi. (2.2 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is found in Southampton Parish, in the general vicinity of Hamilton; it's to the southeast of Somerset Village.

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is accessible by taking Bus # 7 or Bus # 8 from the main Hamilton Bus Terminal. Those who take Bus #7 will disembark at the Henry IIIV restaurant bus stop and walk for about 10 minutes before reaching the lighthouse. Those who take Bus #8 will get off at the Waterlott Inn restaurant bus stop and, again, walk for about 10 minutes before reaching the lighthouse.

Spirited travelers may also be attracted by the area because of the options for outdoor options. Tourists with an interest in showing their talents on the course, can do so at the nearest golfing opportunity, which is Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton. If you aren't a golfer, consider going over to Horseshoe Bay, the closest beach. However, many other outdoor options are located in the neighborhood. Visitors will encounter multiple indoor places to visit in this general area. Not far away are two additional places close-by you may find worth a visit--Church Bay Park and Seymour's Pond Nature Reserve.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Gibbs Hill Lighthouse are not readily available, meaning that your group's top option is calling ahead to make certain the property is open to visitors when you and your group intend to make an appearance.


Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is free to the public, however, there is a restaurant and gift shop on site where you might be inclined to make a purchase.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (441) 238-0524
FAX: (441) 238-5703



Location: South Shore Road, Southampton Parish, Bermuda


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