Fodor's Expert Review Grand Turk Lighthouse

North Ridge Historic District/Site

More than 150 years ago, the main structure of the lighthouse was prefabricated in the United Kingdom and then transported to the island; once erected, it helped prevent ships from wrecking on the northern reefs for more than 100 years, originally designed to burn whale oil as its light source. You can use this landmark as a starting point for a breezy cliff-top walk by following the donkey trails to the deserted eastern beach. Unfortunately, the cruise-ship world has made its mark here, and zip lines block the panoramic view and spoil the location's solitude. If you are stretched for time, you might want to take a pass.

Historic District/Site Nautical Site/Lighthouse Historical Silversea Cruise

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Lighthouse Rd.
North Ridge, Grand Turk  TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

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