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Big Tub Lighthouse

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Address: Big Tub Road, Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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+1 519-596-2452

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Good view of Georgian Bay

The parking is limited but the stop is worth it. You get a great view of big tub harbour and the ferry as it docks.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The parking is limited but the stop is worth it. You get a great view of big tub harbour and the ferry as it docks.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This lighthouse needs a lifesaver. It was not open due to its state of repair but it serves as a great photo backdrop. The children were 8 and 5 years. Divers were taking test dives close by.

Thank Robert P
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was very quiet and peaceful near Big Tub lighthouse. If you like snorkeling, you can go for snorkeling at this place and can explore shipwreck from Big Tub lighthouse. It will be more fun. I will be doing it next time for sure.

Thank Pratik_Kan
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It would have been spectacular if it did not rain that day. A couple of benches faced the harbor amidst waves coming in and crashing on the rocks. It felt like being on a cliff where water rose up to where you stood. Nice clear water.

Thank fishlover22
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Take the short drive out of town to big tub harbour. There is a smallish parking lot at the end of the road and a washroom of sorts available. The lighthouse is very close to the parking lot. Not a whole lot to see other than the lighthouse and some benches. Worth a quick visit.

Thank BeachGuy1
Petrolia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you have ever been to any other light house, you have probably seen a more interesting one. Its too long a walk from Tobermory for anyone over 50. The shoreline is attractive and there are a lot of benches to sit on, so you would be comfy after your walk. I did some geocaching there which made it more... More 

Thank Michelle C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

visited in the early evening after a long day of cycling on Manitoulin Island...crystal clear water and nice views...a nice location to sit and unwind for a bit... easily accessible by car or bike...enjoyable visit

Thank Dutrihard
Stratford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A place to relax and enjoy the view. The crystal clear water surounding the headland, the smooth rocks warmed by the sun. Ideal to reflect on the beauty of nature.

Thank Ronald W
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Still active - after all these years. Read the signs to find out the history of the lighthouse. Many benches to sit and relax while looking out at the bay or harbor.

Thank 6camaro7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

It's true there's not a lot to do here, but it's worth the visit. There are several benches positioned on the shore, but the large rocks also make fine seats for taking in the scenery. It's a low-key but very pretty stop. Go at off times for a relief from the crowds.

Thank Narnia_girl

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