This landmark, with its red and white horizontal bands, is easily spotted from many points along the south coast of the island. South Point lighthouse was assembled in Barbados in 1852, but was refurbished and painted in 2004/2005. It was the first lighthouse erected.
It is reached by following the signs through the residential district of Atlantic Shores, just to the east of Miami beach.
This was the first lighthouse in Barbados but it was later joined by other lighthouses at Ragged Point, Needhams Point and Harrison Point. You can easily combine a visit to the South Point and Ragged Point lighthouses.
While the South Point lighthouse site is open to the public, the tower itself is closed.