Grand Turk Lighthouse

Photo Credit: © Aimee Craze CC BY

A historic landmark protected by the National Trust, the Grand Turk Lighthouse sits on the northern tip of the island and at one time served to protect ships that traveled at night from wrecking on the off-shore reefs.

What to Expect

The lighthouse is a popular stop along hiking trails and donkey tours, where there is plenty of shade and a few picnic benches for those who have brought a lunch. This destination is also great for whale watching in February and March.

The historical significance of the lighthouse is that it was brought to the island in pieces from the United Kingdom where it had been built in 1852.

Staying Close

Consider staying on Grand Turk if you plan on visiting Grand Turk Lighthouse, as visitors to this area of Turks and Caicos will have easy access to this lighthouse for the duration of their trip. You can expect little traffic surrounding this lighthouse, especially as there aren't many lodgings close.

Hotels near Grand Turk Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Bohio Dive Resort Hotel 2.3 mi. (2.7 km) SSW
Turks Head Inne Hotel 3.4 mi. (0.6 km) S
Salt Raker Inn Hotel 3.5 mi. (0.5 km) S
Osprey Beach Hotel Resort 3.7 mi. (0.2 km) S

Location and What's Nearby

Hungry visitors will be able to pick from several restaurants and bars in the vicinity. Guanahani Restaurant and Bar, which has a menu full of Caribbean food, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. Guanahani Restaurant and Bar is just about two and a half miles away from this landmark, so stop by and place your order. Ike & Donkey Beach Bar and Barbie's Restaurant are a couple other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Barbie's Restaurant you and your companions should be sure to test out Bahamian meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of Turks and Caicos.


Contact Information

Location: Lighthouse Road, Grand Turk


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