Florida Lighthouses

We have visited a number of Florida lighthouses.  The pictures shown in these displays are thumbnails and are arranged clockwise from the northeast corner of the state.  Click on the pictures to see an enlarged view.

Amelia Island Lighthouse ... January 2015

Amelia Island Lighthouse is the most northeasterly lighthouse in Florida.  The quickest route to it is to take the second exit after you cross into Florida from Georgia on I-95.  You can not climb this lighthouse or even get on the grounds.  It is on the property of a US Coast Guard facility.  

St. John's River Lighthouse ... January 2015

We have not been to this lighthouse but we have seen it.  It is located in Naval Station Mayport near the ferry crossing landing.  Because it is in a US military installation, when we were there in 2015, civilians are not allowed access unless you are retired military are are sponsored by and with someone who is either active or retired military.  Distant views of the lighthouse are possible from Route A1A north of the river.  We did not stop in traffic to get a shot so a Bingmaps image will have to do!  

St. John's Lighthouse ... January 2015

Like St. John's River Lighthouse, we have not been to this one either.  It is also located in Naval Station Mayport about a mile south of the entrance to the St. John's River.  Because this one is closer to the ocean, it can not be seen from outside the base.  Again, a Bingmaps image is the best we can do!  

St. Augustine Lighthouse ... January 2015

The St. Augustine Lighthouse is a commercial facility.  It is open and you can climb the 219 steps to the top of the tower.  You can also tour the well-maintained keeper's house and the grounds.

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse ... February 2014

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is on the Atlantic coast in Ponce Inlet FL.  It is about half-way between Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach.

Jupiter Lighthouse ... February 2007

Jupiter Lighthouse is on the Atlantic coast in Jupiter FL.  It is in Palm Beach County, just north of the city of Palm Beach.

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse ... February 2007

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse is in Pompano Beach.  It is on the Atlantic coast, in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Cape Florida Lighthouse ... February 2007

The Cape Florida Lighthouse is in Key Biscayne, in the area of southern Miami.  The house is open for tours and you can go up the structure.  The tours are conducted at 10 am and 1 pm, on Thursday through Monday.  Unfortunately, we were there on a Wednesday when it was closed.  The good news was that the lighthouse is located in a state park, which is open, so you can stroll the grounds at your own pace when it is closed.  In 2012 when we were there, the day rate for a car to enter the park was $8.  Near the end of the photo array is a picture of a sign we found in the parking lot at the lighthouse indicating that anyone violating disabled parking would be fined $153.  We got a kick out of the amount.  Why $153?

Key Largo Lighthouse ... February 2007

The Key Largo Lighthouse is now a private home.  A web search will find you the address, but the foliage blocks your view and it can't be seen, even from the street in front of it.  Since it marks the entrance to a channel off the bay, we got creative and drove around.  We were able to see it from the other side of the channel.  Having said that, our view was from a somewhat vacant lot.  It appeared that a house was being built there, so in the future, even this view might not be possible.

Key West Lighthouse ... February 2007

The Key West Lighthouse is a commercial location on a main street in Key West and is open to the public.  The admission to the grounds, which included a museum and a self-guided climb to the top was $10 in 2012.  There are reduced rates for seniors and children.


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