Swallowtail Lighthouse is located on the northern end of Grand Manan Island on a long peninsula in-between Sawpit Cove and Pettes Cove. The wooden 1860 Swallow Tail Lighthouse is recognized as a National Historic Building. A short hiking trail with 54 steps, a wooden bridge and then a gravel trail connect travelers to the attraction.
Swallowtail Lighthouse adventures, and activities most enjoyed at the lighthouse includes sightseeing, picnicking, hiking, birding (birdwatching) and walking.
The Swallowtail Lighthouse is one of the must-see attractions on the island. Not only is the location beautiful but the whole approach to the lighthouse is stunning. One of the best spots for sunsets and for viewing the ferry coming and going.
A few of the more popular highlights, amenities and services located at the Swallowtail Lighthouse are walking trail, gift shop, welcome centre, sightseeing benches, museum, viewing deck, picnic area, washrooms, and information signs.