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It was a beautiful day and inside the lighthouse, on an upper floor, sat a circle of ladies knitting together.

Well worth the short drive over to the lighthouse. Also has a nice picnic area and parking lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greenville, North Carolina
Pirates' Arghhh

LOL it is one of the most beautiful Bays on the Digby neck. If you are up to it, you can walk all... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Innisfil, Canada
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Open's yearly from June to September. Managed by Gilberts Cove & District Historical Society Volunteers.
244 Lighthouse Road, Gilberts Cove, Nova Scotia B0W 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the short drive over to the lighthouse. Also has a nice picnic area and parking lot. The museum section is full of local interest and the gift shop sells crafts by local artisans.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 973deborah
Reviewed 8 December 2018

LOL it is one of the most beautiful Bays on the Digby neck. If you are up to it, you can walk all the way out to the end of the spit. Lovely spot for a picnic and picture taking, on of many along the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great place to walk on the beach and appreciate the height of our tidal flow. This has a great historical meaning for the people and their livelihood on Saint Mary's bay who earn their living from the Bay.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A great opportunity to enter the lighthouse..see how the keepers lived..and climb to the top and enjoy the view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chrismlaine
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We were driving from Annapolis Royal to Yarmouth when we spotted the lighthouse, and decided to check it out. Unlike most of the other things we did on our 12 day vacation, this was not planned in advance and we had not read or heard...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank docmib
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A favourite spot from our travels last September, we stopped in again with other family from Calgary. It's an interesting historic site; has a lovely tearoom; and my favourite spot to pick up locally made handicrafts. The view is spectacular on a sunny day. Looking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elaine V
Reviewed 31 July 2018

It would be hard to beat this location on a sunny day. The white and red Lighthouse sparkles and it has been lovingly restored. There are lots of artifacts from time gone by to help us appreciate the difficulties in keeping everything working and to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

What a great lighthouse. Great people staffing it. Plus they had muffins and cookies. The whole experience was really special. The people that were working there one lady especially was very knowledgeable and told us about the history of the whole place. They built ships...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Very sweet little spot. You can climb to the top at your own risk. Beautiful views. Local crafts and snacks and beverages available.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This was one of our favorite places in the area. Start off at the lighthouse which is in great shape - and you can buy local art/ crafts inside of it. Bring a picnic and enjoy the views in all directions. Once done you can...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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