13 Lighthouses in United States that you should visit - With photos & details

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13 Lighthouses to explore in United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Alcatraz IslandSan Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison that seized operations in the 1960s. Today the small island is open for tours.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area occupies approximately the southern third of the island of Key Biscayne. This park includes the Cape Florida Lighthouse, the oldest standing structure in Greater Miami.  it was ranked as having the 8th best beach in the country.

Boca Chita KeyBoca Chita Key, Islandia, FL, USA

Boca Chita Key is the island north of the upper Florida Keys in Biscayne National Park, Miami-Dade County, There is a beautiful lighthouse located in this island and a campground with picnic tables and saltwater toilets.  Freshwater and electricity are not available in this island.

Cabrillo National Monument1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

Southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula. It commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. This event marked the first time a European expedition had set foot on what later became the West Coast of the United States.

Cape Florida LighthouseCape Florida Lighthouse, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA

Standing tall and majestically along the south end of the Key Biscayne shoreline, the Cape Florida lighthouse is a staggering sight. It’s a beautiful piece of history and it’s a treasure that has withstood more than its share of wear and tear over the decades. The lighthouse was put back into use in 1978 by the U.S. Coast Guard to mark the Florida Channel, the deepest natural channel into Biscayne Bay. They decommissioned it in 1990.

Cape Henry LighthouseCape Henry Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23459, USA

The Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792. It started to crack in 1870 and was replaced with the new Cape Henry Lighthouse only 357 feet away, which is an active aid to navigation and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. Today two lighthouses stand at Cape Henry, guardians to the gateway of the Chesapeake Bay.

Egmont Key National Wildlife RefugeSt. Petersburg, FL 33715, USA

Located on Egmont Key, at the mouth of Tampa Bay, it can only be reached by boat or ferry. The Egmont Key Lighthouse and the ruins of Fort Dade, a Spanish–American War era fort, are located in the park. The entire 328 acres (133 ha) island is actually part of Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge.

Kīlauea Lighthouse3580 Kilauea Rd, Kilauea, HI 96754, USA

Located on Kīlauea Point on the island of Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi. The lighthouse was built in 1913 with the largest hand-blown clamshell lens in the world. Today it remains one of the most popular attractions in Kauai county.

Makapu‘u PointMakapu‘U Point, Hawaii 96795, USA

This is the easternmost point on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu, located in the Makapuʻu region. This is a popular hiking spot offering great views of Makapuʻu and Waimanalo Bay on one side and the Ka ʻIwi Channel on the other side and it is also the home of the Makapuʻu Point Light.

Morris Island Lighthouse1750 E Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439, USA

A huge lighthouse which stands majestically in the southern side of the entrance to Charleston Harbor in Morris island. The light was in a brick tower, built by the Colony of South Carolina in 1767.

Pigeon Point LighthousePigeon Point Lighthouse, Pigeon Point Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060, USA

It is a lighthouse built in 1871 to guide ships on the Pacific coast of California. It is the tallest lighthouse in the area. It is still an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. The lighthouse is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a California Historical Landmark.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum610 Beachview Dr, St Simons, GA 31522, USA

The St. Simons Island Light is a lighthouse on the southern tip of St. Simons Island, Georgia, United States. It guides ships into St. Simons Sound and warns of the many sandbars in the area.

Tybee Island Light Station And Museum30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA

Tybee Island Light is a lighthouse next to the Savannah River Entrance, on the northeast end of Tybee Island, Georgia. It is one of seven surviving colonial-era lighthouse towers.