Big Bay Lighthouse is an active aid to navigation monitored by the U.S. Coast Guard. Our light is the brightest on Lake Superior and provides a beam visible 20-nautical miles. Our current light is a 1940s era DCB-36 rotating beacon with a Tideland 300mm emergency backup.
The Big Bay Point Light Station is a privately owned and operating residence. Public access through the Bed and Breakfast Inn and designated tour dates, provides the necessary funds to keep the lighthouse preserved for future generations. We thank all our guests and patrons for supporting our beacon. May the light shine bright! *Lighthouse fans are welcome to a guided tour of the lighthouse each Sunday at 12pm & 1Pm June-September. Tours are limited and will be first come-first-serve.
As of 2023, we can no longer allow public to access the property unless they are guests of the Inn or paying for a lighthouse tour; this is due to strict restrictions in our insurance policy.
Please respect the changes and DO NOT trespass on the lighthouse grounds. Our driveway is part of the Big Bay Point subdivision and private. Please respect our neighbors and only drive here during the tour times.
Tours: Sunday 12pm & 1pm Last '23 Tour Date: September 2nd 2023
Cost: $12 per person
Access: Guided tour through the keepers' house to the lantern area. Tour includes viewing of the 3rd order Fresnel lens.
Duration: Tours typically last 35 minutes.
Availability: We provide guided tours, with a maximum of 6-people per tour slot.