Known as the Grand Turk Light, the cast-iron lighthouse was shipped in pieces and constructed on the island’s northern tip, in an effort to reduce the scarily large number of ships wrecked on the island’s west coast reef.
Over the years, the lighthouse has been lit by whale oil, kerosene and electricity, and its light still shines today. You can see the original Fresnel lens proudly on display in the Turks & Caicos National Museum in Cockburn Town.
The lighthouse is a popular spot for whale-watching in February/March, and for picnics year-round. It’s thought that Christopher Columbus made landfall near here in 1492.
Tours & Tickets
The tour takes you from the main Grand Turk Carnival Cruise Port through the town. It is filled with various interesting places to view, take photos of native ... Read more
Location: Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)