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Flowerpot Island Trails


The trails lead you through woods, wildflowers and a sea cave to towering flowerpots and the historic Flowerpot Island coastguard lighthouse. Renowned for its picturesque rock pillars, Flowerpot Island is the only island in Fathom Five National Marine Park with facilities for the public. There are docks, a picnic shelter, washrooms and a beautiful system of hiking trails. For those visitors wanting to enjoy the true solitude of the island, there are also six campsites overlooking the waters of Beachy Cove.

Visitors are encouraged to visit the lighthouse on the island's northeast corner. The lighthouse was built on Castle Bluff in 1897. Four years later, a keeper's home was build down on the shore. In 1969, the lighthouse was replaced with an automated steel tower.



Directions: The island is accessible by boat from Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory.



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