National Trust of the Turks and Caicos Islands
P.O. Box 261, Grand Turk
British West Indies
Turks and Caicos Islands
This lighthouse was designed by Alexander Gordon. It was built mainly at the insistence of the Americans who had many ships travelling to and from the Turks Islands, mostly trading in salt. From January through March this is a good location to view passing humpback whales, and throughout the year osprey are regular visitors, often perching on the lighthouse railings.
Tower Height: 60
Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1852
Date Present Tower Built: 1852
Date Automated: 1972
Current Use: Historic attraction.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
The original Fresnel lens from the lighthouse is in the Turks and Caicos National Museum.
There are no organized tours of the lighthouse and access to the lighthouse itself is prohibited. However, local taxi drivers will take visitors there.