Sandy Point Recreation Group
Sandy Point Lighthouse Park and a building on the site are used for community events such as flea markets, lobster suppers and bingo. There are a small beach and picnic tables. The lighthouse is just offshore from the park. In May 2004, ownership of the lighthouse was officially transferred to the Sandy Point Recreation
Group and Atlantic Lighthouse Council, from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Canadian Coast Guard).
Tower Height: 44
Height of Focal Plane: 47
Characteristic and Range: Fixed red (1990).
Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal tower with red lantern, on concrete foundation.
This light is not operational
1873: Lantern on roof of keeper's dwelling, destroyed by fire in 1878.
Date Established: 1873
Date Present Tower Built: 1880
Date Deactivated: c. 1999
Date Automated: 1980
Open To Public? Nearby park only.
In Shelburne drive six miles (10 km) south on the Lighthouse Route to Sandy Point. The Sandy Point Lighthouse Park is on your right; there is free parking. At low tide it is possible to walk out to the lighthouse.