Boyds Tower is at Red Point on the southern side of the entrance to Twofold Bay.
The Tower was built by Ben Boyd in 1847 to be a Lighthouse for the port of Boydtown that Ben Boyd was developing. The Tower was built from sandstone imported from Sydney.
Financial problems meant the Tower was never finished and it was never used as a Lighthouse. The Tower was used as a lookout station for Boyd's whalers.
Boyds Tower still stands tall, an enduring reminder of one of the country's earliest entrepreneurs. It is just short walk from the car park along a well maintained track. The are lookouts with excellent views over Twofold Bay and down the coast to the south.
Ben Boyd National Park (NSW)