The Lighthouses of Bahamas

This page shows the documentation about the Lighthouses of the Bahamas. In addition, the pictures below are linked to the relevant photo on the web (thus making available to you a higher resolution picture.) I am very grateful to Russ Rowlett at the University of North Carolina for his excellent Lighthouse Directory from which I built the outline. Each lighthouse is linked to (in our editorial opinion) the best reference site for that light. LHdirectory
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Great Abaco

BA 1 Elbow Cay (Hope Town)

Located on Elbow Cay on the west side of the harbor at Hope Town. Island accessible by ferry from Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island ((242) 367-3147). (J 4572) ARLHS # BAH-010

Photo courtesy JustASunGod [Flickr]

Elbow Cay
BA 2 Little Harbour

Located at the entrance to Little Harbour, about 25 km south of Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island. Accessible by a short walk to the end of the peninsula sheltering the harbor. ARLHS # BAH-021

BA 3 Abaco (Hole-in-the-Wall)

Located at the southern tip of Great Abaco Island. Accessible by boat or over a rugged road by 4WD vehicles. (J 4580) ARLHS # BAH-004

Photo courtesy BahamaGal23 [webshots]


Grand Bahama

BA 4 Pinder Pinder's Point

The historic lighthouse at Pinder's Point on Grand Bahama no longer has a light, and even worse, it no longer has red and white stripes. It is dwarfed by the oil storage tanks behind it, not to mention the much taller chimneys, which, to add insult to injury, do have red and white stripes near the top. Located on a prominent cape on the southwestern coast of the island. (J 4594) ARLHS # BAH-024

Photo courtesy Andrew Conway [Flickr]

BA 5 Lucaya

A faux light located at Freeport.

Photo courtesy dlark100 [webshots]

BA 6 High Rock High Rock

Built by the Rev Cecil Kemp across the road from his Lighthouse Chapel. Rev. Kemp says it serves as a guiding light for seamen and lost and drifting souls.

Photo courtesy Andrew Conway [Flickr]


BA 7 Great Isaac

A familiar landmark for cruise ship passengers en route to Nassau from Florida.Located on Great Isaac Cay at the north end of the Bimini archipelago. Accessible only by boat. ARLHS # BAH-002

Photo courtesy Joy Kidd [Flickr]

Great Isaac
BA 8 Gun Cay Gun Cay

Located at the south end of the cay, in the Bimini group. ARLHS # BAH-009

Photo courtesy © 2006 KW Baker [Flickr]

BA 9 North Cat Cay Breakwater

The lighthouse is now owned by the Cat Cay Club. The island is just south of Gun Cay in the Bimini Group. Located at the end of the north breakwater. club ARLHS # BAH-023

Berry & Andros Islands

BA 10 Great Stirrup Cay

Located at the northern end of the Berry Islands. The cay is a regular stop for Norwegian Cruise Lines ships. ARLHS # BAH-008

Photo courtesy Jen [Flickr]

Great Stirrup Cay
BA 11 Whale Point (Whale Cay)
latitude 25° 23' 42" N longitude 77° 48' 1.5" W

Located on Little Whale Cay at the extreme southern end of the Berry Islands. The island is a privately owned resort. cay ARLHS # BAH-022

BA 12 Andros

Located in Coakley Town (Fresh Creek) north of Andros Town on the east side of the island. ARLHS # BAH-017

Photo courtesy Dale J [Flickr]



BA 13 Paradise Island Paradise Island (Hog Island, Nassau Harbour)
latitude 25° 5' 12.9" N longitude 77° 21' 5.4" W

This is the oldest lighthouse in the Bahamas and probably the oldest in the West Indies. Located at the western end of Paradise Island (formerly Hog Island) marking the northwest entrance to Nassau Harbor. (J 4655) ARLHS # BAH-014

Photo courtesy T. Hall [Flickr]

BA 14 Government House

Light displayed from the cupola of Government House in downtown Nassau. ARLHS # BAH-019

Photo courtesy Tesla [Flickr]

Government House


BA 15 Egg Island

Located at the highest point of the island off the northwestern tip of Eleuthera. ARLHS # BAH-006

BA 16 North Palmetto Point

Located 4 miles south of Governor's Harbor on the easternmost point of Eleuthera Island. ARLHS # BAH-013

BA 17 Eleuthera Point (Lighthouse Point)
latitude 24° 37' 13.8" N longitude 76° 8' 31.2" W

Older light lists show the station originally had two lights on skeletal towers. Located atop a bluff on Lighthouse Point, at the southern tip of Eleuthera

BA 18 Little Pipe Cay

Located on a reef of Little Pipe Cay, about 12 km northwest of Staniel Cay in the Exumas. Accessible only by boat.

Photo courtesy []

Little Pipe Cay
BA 19 San Salvador San Salvador (Dixon Hill)
latitude 24° 5' 51.7" N longitude 74° 27' 5.4" W

The lighthouse is fueled by kerosene and refueled, by hand, every 2 hours and 15 minutes. Located on the highest point of the island of San Salvador, on the northeastern side of the island. ARLHS # BAH-015

Photo courtesy Kyle Crider [Flickr]

BA 20 Bird Rock
latitude 22° 50' 43" N longitude 74° 21' 35.6" W

Four vacation suites in the light station are available for rental. Located on a small island off the northwestern tip of Crooked Island in the southern Bahamas. (J 4792) ARLHS # BAH-005

Photo courtesy Captain Theo [ListOfLights]

Bird Rock
BA 21 Booby Rock (Great Harbor) ARLHS # BAH-016
BA 22 Castle Island (Acklins Island)
latitude 22° 7' 34.9" N longitude 74° 19' 42.3" W

Located on a small island off the southwest tip of Acklins Island. (J 4782) ARLHS # BAH-001

Photo courtesy Captain Theo [ListOfLights]

Castle Island

Southern Channels

BA 23 Cay Sal Cay Sal

Located on Elbow Cay, at the western end of the Cay Sal Bank about 80 km off the Cuban coast and 130 km southeast of Key West. Accessible only by boat. ARLHS # BAH-018

Photo courtesy Cliff and Ally [Flickr]

BA 24 Cay Lobos

Located on a tiny but very dangerous cay in the Old Bahama Channel only 50 km from Cuba. (J 4774) ARLHS # BAH-011

Photo courtesy mumz [webshots]

Cay Lobos
BA 25 Hogsty Reef Hogsty Reef

Located on Northwest Cay, the largest island of the reef, which is halfway between Acklin's Island and Great Inagua Island ARLHS # BAH-020

Photo courtesy Capt. Eric T. Wiberg, 1995 [uboats]

BA 26 Great Inagua (Southwest Point)

Located at Matthew Town on Great Inagua Island, at the southern end of the Bahamas archipeligo. courtesy Karl & Cat ARLHS # BAH-007

Photo courtesy Anonymous [Flickr]

Great Inagua
BA 27 Grand Turk Grand Turk

Located at the northern tip of Grand Turk Island (which is technically not part of the Bahamas); accessible by road. Cruise ships calling at the island offer tours that include the light station.

Photo courtesy geoshar [webshots]