Morant Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Bath

Bath is the gateway to Morant Point, a peninsula that juts into the Caribbean Sea. Cast in London and erected in 1841, the 30m-tall, red-and-white-striped Morant Point Lighthouse marks Morant Point, the easternmost tip of Jamaica. Ask the lighthouse keeper to show you the way to the top (don’t forget to tip him if he takes you up and gives you a quick tour).

The powerful view and the windy silence make for a profound experience as you look out over rippling sugarcane fields toward the cloud-haunted Blue Mountains and the deserted, wave-lashed eastern shore. The beaches here are unsuitable for swimming but you will have their wind-whipped beauty all to yourself.

The lighthouse is best reached by car; from Bath take a right in Golden Grove to the one-street village of Duckenfield. Drive past the Duckenfield sugar factory on your left and take the dirt road that runs straight into the cane fields. Several lesser trails branch off from it, but as long as you stick to the main one it’s very difficult to get lost. The dirt road meanders through cane for around 8km before emerging by the lighthouse. A 4WD is strongly recommended during the rainy season.

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