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Big Tub Lighthouse, Tobermory

#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Bruce County
Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
Visit the picturesque and still active, wooden Big Tub Lighthouse. Established in 1885, the lighthouse has long served seafarers sailing in these often-treacherous waters. Set on a stunning bay of clear waters, with splendid rock formations, the lighthouse provides a backdrop for refreshing swims--if you don't mind the cold seawater.. Consider bringing along a picnic to enjoy in this location and certainly bring your camera with you to capture this photogenic area. For Big Tub Lighthouse and beyond, use our Tobermory online itinerary planner to get the most from your Tobermory vacation.
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  • Just down the road from our motel, we went back to the lighthouse to swim multiple times. When the water's calm, it's some of the nicest swimming in the area. I was told you can fish there as well.  more »
  • Go early to get a (paid) parking space. Worth a visit, but we didn't stay very long. It would be a nice spot to spend a few hours, time permitting. We like to visit various lighthouses, so glad we...  more »
  • Picturesque lighthouse in Tobermory. Beautiful scenery. Easily accessible - SUPER busy in the summer. Paid parking, but you don't have to pay if you don't feel like it. Nothing will happen. Beach access.
  • Love the history behind it. An overall beautiful area worth a visit.

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