St. Augustine Lighthouse was Florida's first official lighthouse. The design of the St. Augustine light is almost identical to several North Carolina Lights, Cape Hatteras, Currituck Beach, and Bodie Island.
The tower stands 165' tall, and the original construction of the station cost $110,000. The Lighthouse originally housed a first-order Fresnel lens, but it was removed in 1991 after a boy with a high-powered rifle damaged 19 of the lens' prisms when he took two shots at the lighthouse lamp.
Directions: From I-95, exit at Route 207 and take that into the City of St. Augustine. The 207 ends at Route 1, continue north on 1. Then take Route 214 east to A1A. From here, follow A1A until Busam Street. Followed Busam Street to Lighthouse Ave. From here you can park in the lot to visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse.View more St. Augustine Lighthouse pictures