Pointe Vénus
Pointe Vénus
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Nice looking lighthouse still operable per tour guide, memorial to the ship the Bounty, black sand beach. Definitely worth the visit, especially if you love lighthouses.
Written 21 April 2024
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,222 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Short stop to view old lighthouse that is in good shape.

Site of landing for a number of explorers including Cook and Bly.

Scenic grounds and a couple nice monuments.
Written 14 April 2024
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GRZ
Chicago, IL10,903 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited on a cloud/rainy day so there was that much here to do other than just take a short walk - but as mentioned before me by other fellow TA members; plenty of possibilities, walking, beach chilling, some souvenir shopping and some cultural/music events

TIP: big parking lot but I can see how fast this can feel up on a nice day, there are also public restrooms here
Written 10 November 2023
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Brian D
Denver, CO2,400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Pointe Venus is located next to Matavai Bay. This place is packed with locals. The beach is super popular and is very nice, with picnics, swimming, acrobats, photographers, canoe teams, and much, much more, all going on at this location. Enjoyed it so much here, stayed until the beautiful sunset was gone below the horizon. The toughest trick here is to find a parking spot. Circling around and around until finally!!! a parking spot opened up. This location was the location of Cook's observatory. There are many signs explaining the history of this spot. The lighthouse is from 1867 and is impressive. You can't miss the lighthouse if you are visiting the beach. If you are looking for a great beach, this is the place to go. If you love lighthouses, like I do, this is the place to go. If you enjoy both, you've hit the jackpot!
Written 8 May 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,867 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Point Venus and it’s lighthouse erected in 1867 (and the little craft market). A lovely area, for a walk enjoying the lushness of the gardens. We even managed to use the last francs we had on us to buy another one of a kind/carved from a shell ring to go with a necklace and earrings and a polished oyster shell with a maybe pearl on it. Fabulous finds, we loved the little craft markets along the island circuit.
Written 6 April 2023
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Built in 1867 to a design by Robert Louis Stevensons’s dad this was the first lighthouse in the South Pacific. It stands in a great setting though it was not open when we got there.
Written 22 November 2022
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Chris R
Saddle Brook, NJ118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Stopped here on our road trip around the island - it was very crowded because there was some sort of "American" festival happening on July 3rd, so we had to park a ~10 min walk away. The lighthouse was cool to see and there is a small plaque with descriptions in English, French, and Tahitian. The black sand beaches are not very big but there were a lot of people swimming.
Written 21 July 2022
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DPNA
Acapulco, Mexico345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Monuments for Captain Bligh and Captain Cook. The light house is 8 + floors high. The beach has black sand with many swimmers.
Written 25 June 2020
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David R
Albuquerque, NM526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The lighthouee at Point Venus was part of this author's inspiration for the writing of Treasure Island.
Written 27 January 2020
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NDTK
Berlin, Germany18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This great lighthouse was part of my half-day trip around the island with Tahiti Eden Tours. Great sightseeing and also a cool spot to hang out by the beach.
Written 22 January 2020
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