Great Fish Point Light­house

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Sun­shine Coast

Since the lights of light­houses be­came au­to­mated, a hand­ful of for­mer light­house keep­ers’ cot­tages have been turned into self-cater­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion with a unique mar­itime theme. I chose to stay at the Great Fish Point light­house cot­tage be­cause it’s the most re­mote. The light­house is nick­named Man with the Tuxedo for ob­vi­ous rea­sons.

You get there via a rut­ted road through na­ture re­serves, to a high­point that has views of long sandy beaches punc­tu­ated by rocky head­lands. There’s a braai, pool and play area on the ter­race of the spa­cious twin cot­tages, each sleep­ing six. Birdlife in the dune for­est is abun­dant, and the beach is iso­lated. Fish­ing is good here but sea swim­ming is best done at nearby Kleinemonde beach. Bird guide Anne Williams’ beach walks are fas­ci­nat­ing, and beach rides with Three Sis­ters Horse Trails are in­vig­o­rat­ing. And come even­ing, the wink from Tuxedo sig­nals sun­downer time.

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