Collected by Connie Hand , AFAR Local Expert
I have always been fascinated with lighthouses. They are history lessons and you learn about each one through your visit. Most are very distinct and also well kept. They are great photo opportunities ( and create lasting memories). Usually, the views are spectacular - but the climb to the top is something else!
500 Captain Armour's Way, Jupiter, FL 33469, USA
The Jupiter Lighthouse in Florida sits on a hill 46' high and it is 108' tall. It is located on a United States Coast Guard base. It was constructed to mark the reef off Jupiter Inlet. The lighthouse would aide navigation of the area. In 1853...
85 Mercer Rd, Highlands, NJ 07732, USA
Sandy Hook Lighthouse in Gateway National Recreation Area is the oldest standing lighthouse in the United States that is operational. The tower (103' tall) was the fifth lighthouse built in our country. For 250 years since the light was first lit,...
Barnegat Lighthouse, Broadway, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006, USA
At the northern tip of Long Beach Island in New Jersey, you'll find the historic red and white Barnegat Lighthouse known by the affectionate name of "Old Barney". In 1856 the lighthouse was commissioned and it's light guided ships and boats away...
Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336, USA
The beautiful 142" brick tower with a brick residence was finished and the light lit in 1867. It was the Assateague Lighthouse and keeper's house. The lighthouse was brick colored but in 1968, it was painted in red and white bands. The Assateague...
Largo do Farol, 3830-753 Praia da Barra , Aveiro, Portugal
Each time I see the Barra or Aveiro Light on the Barra Beach, I marvel at its beauty and strength. The lighthouse is located on a barrier beach on its Atlantic side where Atlantic storms are frequent and powerful. The light is an active light and...
Rúa Alcalde Fernández, 54, 15155 Fisterra, A Coruña, Spain
Galicia, Spain has several lighthouses along its Costa da Morte (Death Coast) in Finisterre to protect sailors and ships from wrecking on the wild beaches. After a two day visit to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, we traveled farther...
About 79 km north of Santiago de Compostela you'll find the fishing port and beach resort of Muxia on the Atlantic Costa de Morte ( Death Coast) in Galicia, Spain. The area is beautiful with stunning unspoiled beaches, their fishing industry, and...
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