Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse

Photo Credit: © David Smith CC BY

Built by the Imperial Lighthouse Service in 1863, the Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse has since warned passing ships of the nearby rocks and shoreline. Some time after its building, during the second world war, the Lighthouse grounds became part of a US military base that included early detection technology. Today, there is not much left save for the lighthouse.


The very white lighthouse is easy to spot against the blue sky and green vegetation. While not particularly tall, the colonial architecture makes Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse very pretty to look at and take pictures of.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse may choose to book their trip on Great Stirrup Cay, since those staying in this part of the Bahamas will have the benefit of convenient access to the lighthouse during their visit. The area around this lighthouse remains relatively quiet, particularly since there are very few hotel rooms nearby.

Hotels near Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Carriearl Hotel Great Harbour Cay -- --

Location and What's Nearby

A nearby beach spot that will often entice some lighthouse guests, is Sugar Beach.


Contact Information

Location: Great Stirrup Cay


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