Galina Lighthouse – St Mary, Jamaica

Ever since I found out on a friend’s website, KEEP IT JIGGY, about another lighthouse in Jamaica I made it my mission to find it when I got to St Mary two weeks ago. I’m obsessed with lighthouses, I just find them so intriguing!

Let me tell you it was no easy feat….it seemed no one knew where it was! We left it up to a route taxi driver to ask around and finally he found the way. I didn’t regret it and I got the perfect stormy day to photograph it!

Galina Point Lighthouse in St Mary, Jamaica

Galina Point Lighthouse in St Mary, Jamaica

Once we got in here I understood why it was so hard to find, the drive in through thick bush and a residential community wasn’t what I expected. I found this aerial picture online of the land surrounding the lighthouse, and before that long stretch of road to the lighthouse is where the bush and community are.

Aerial view of Galina Lighthouse

Aerial view of Galina Lighthouse

Like I said, the day I chose to find this place was spectacular….windy, stormy and ominous. The water crashed up on the rocks in front of the lighthouse and you wouldn’t believe how many tries it took for me to catch a decent shot! This one isn’t even close to the best wave crash I saw.

wave splash

The surroundings of the lighthouse were just as beautiful as the structure itself. In addition to the wide open space of rock surrounding it, this stone wall was built up around the area. I love the look of the wall.

stone wall

If you’re ever in the parish of St Mary on Jamaica’s north coast, DO ask around til you find out where this lighthouse is! And here’s me doing what I do best….taking in the breathtaking scenery of Jamaica with camera in hand!

me at lighthouse

10 Comments

  • Ezekiel Brown says:

    The lighthouse is just across from Galina Primary School but before Galina Breeze Hotel, if you passed that, then youve gone too far. Ask for Wesley /Marie Creightney or Dawnet Maxwell and they will take you there. They are my neices and nephew and lighthouse is not far from their house.

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  • Rollin says:

    I own a house walking distant from the light house and its breath taking. I bought the property back in 2005 and the first time I saw it I knew I had to build my house there. GO SEE IT.

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  • Kristi says:

    Thanks for that comment Rollin! I agree….GO SEE IT. It’s a cool looking and unique lighthouse.

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  • Vera says:

    I love the look of the lighthouse!!! Most definitely a place I’d like to visit.

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  • Kristi says:

    I was with a Jamaican friend that day who actually climbed that ladder to the top lol.

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  • Vera says:

    Oh sweet!! Did you climb up as well??

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  • Kristi says:

    Ummm no lol. Not that athletic hahaha

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  • Vera says:

    Hahaha well you look athletic!!

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  • Rochelle says:

    This lighthouse is so beautiful! One more place for my ever expanding list 🙂

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  • Kristi says:

    Rochelle, glad you like the post and are using my blog as a checklist of places to put on your to-do list!

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