- * Ragged
Point (East Point)
- 1875. Reactivated (inactive 2007(?)-2011); focal plane 65 m (213 ft); continuous red light. 29.5
m (97 ft) stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern
and watch room black. The keeper's house and other light station buildings
are abandoned and in ruins.
A photo is at right, Felino Florendo has a 2020 street view, and Google has a satellite view. Long endangered; earlier photos show shattered glass in the lantern and the poor condition of the tower. Carlos Granier-Phelps
has a August 2006 photo and
Trabas has a photo by Rainer Arndt showing these problems. The Admiralty reported the light to be "temporarily extinguished" in 2007; in May 2011 it announced that a continuous red warning light has been activated on the tower. Finally, in May 2017 the port authority hired Hinds Transport Services Ltd. to restore the lighthouse as a navigational aid and tourist attraction. This restoration was complete in the spring of 2018; the photo at right shows the results. Located on a bluff above the Atlantic about 2 km (1.2 mi)
northwest of East Point, the easternmost point of the island. Site open,
tower closed. ARLHS BAR-003; Admiralty J5804; NGA 15096.
- * South
- 1852 (Alexander Gordon). Active; focal plane 44 m (145 ft); three white
flashes every 30 s. 27 m (89 ft) cast iron tower with lantern and gallery,
painted with red and white horizontal bands. 1-story keeper's house,
abandoned. A photo is at the top of this page, a 2007 photo is available, Dave Grella has a 2010 photo, Trabas has a view from the sea by Luc Petrelluzzi, Amelia Payne has a street view along the pier, Marinas.com has
recent aerial photos,
Huelse has a historic postcard
view, and Google has a 2019 street view and a satellite
view. The lighthouse was exhibited at Londons Great Exhibition in 1851, then reassembled on the island. Stephen Mendes's 1998 photo
showed the lighthouse to be rusted and much in need of restoration.
The lighthouse was refurbished and painted in 2004 and the
photo at the top of the page shows the tower with its new paint job. An additional restoration and repainting was completed late in 2017. Located near the southernmost point of the island. Site open,
tower closed. ARLHS BAR-004; Admiralty J5806; NGA 15100.
- * Oistins Fishing Jetty
- Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); continuous red light. 5 m (17 ft) mast atop a square gazebo-like pierhead building. Trabas has a photo by Luc Petrelluzzi and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the pier at Oistins on the south coast of the island. Site open,
tower closed. Admiralty J5806.5; NGA 15102.
- * Needhams
- 1886 (station established 1855). Inactive, probably since 2005. 13 m (43 ft) octagonal masonry tower with lantern
and gallery, painted white, lantern and gallery black. In 2005 Hilton
Hotels built a large hotel next to the lighthouse, blocking its light from reaching the sea. Hilton took ownership of the
lighthouse and restored and painted its exterior. A 2021 photo, a 2007 photo
and a 2009 photo
are available, Huelse has a historic postcard view, Paul Marquardt has a 2019 street view from the beach, and Google has a satellite
view. Located at the south end of Carlisle Bay, southwest of Bridgetown.
Site open, tower status unknown. Owner: Hilton Hotels. Site manager: Hilton Barbados Resort. ARLHS BAR-002.
- * [Needhams Point (3)]
- Date unknown (station established 1855). Active; focal plane about 35 m (115 ft); red flash every 8
s). 30 m (98 ft) mast painted with red and white horizontal bands. Trabas has Rainer Arndt's photo but the slender mast is not seen in Google's satellite view. Located on the point west of the hotel. Site open. Site manager: Hilton Barbados Resort. Admiralty J5807; NGA
- * Bridgetown Entrance Range Rear
- Date unknown. Active; focal plane about 20 m (66 ft); green light, 3 s on, 1.5 s off. Approx. 17 m (56 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower, painted black. The top of the tower carries a rectangular daymark, painted red with a yellow vertical stripe. Trabas has a photo by Arno Siering and Google has a 2019 street view and a satellite view. The front light is mounted atop a daymark panel at the end of the harbor breakwater. Located on the waterfront of Bridgetown's modern harbor. Admiralty J5812.56; NGA
- Harrison Point
- 1925. Reactivated (inactive 2007(?)-2011); focal plane 59 m (194 ft); continuous red light.
26 m (85 ft) concrete block tower with lantern and gallery, originally
painted white; lantern red. Keeper's quarters and other light station
buildings abandoned and in ruins. A photo is at right, Akil Cumberbatch has a 2021 photo, Daniel Sobers has a 2017 photo, Lightphotos.net has a photo, Dan Cravotta has a 2008 photo, Marinas.com has aerial
photos, Felino Florendo has a 2020 street view, and Google has a satellite
view. This lighthouse is gravely endangered. There was a period around
2006 when the lighthouse was on the grounds of a prison and not accessible
to the public, but this is no longer the case. The Admiralty reported the light to be "temporarily extinguished" in 2007. Jon Van Hout visited
the lighthouse early in 2011 and found it abandoned, stripped of its wiring,
and open to all comers. In May 2011 the Admiralty announced that a continuous red warning light has been activated on the tower. Since the restoration of the Ragged Point and South Point lighthouses in 2017 there has been interest in restoring this lighthouse as well but no definite plans have been announced. Nothing had been done by 2022, when volunteers turned out to clear vegetation from around the abandoned tower. Located at the northeasternmost point of
the island, about 8 km (5 mi) north of Speightstown. Site and tower
open. ARLHS BAR-001; Admiralty J5814; NGA 15128.
Information available on lost lighthouses:
Notable faux lighthouses:
Ragged Point Light, June 2018
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Kaspar C
Harrison Point Light, February 2008
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Postdlf