Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet, Florida - 1887 (1834**)

Photo of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.

History of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

The Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station was originally called the Mosquito Inlet Light Station and was completed in 1887. The tower is red brick and stands 175 feet tall, making it one of the tallest masonry towers in the country. It is still in service today as a private aid to navigation. The Light Station is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most complete and authentic large light stations remaining in the United States. The Station is open to the public seven days a week and the tower may be climbed.

The official webpage of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is www.ponceinlet.org.

Directions: From I-95 near Daytona Beach, exit off of I-95 at Route 421, Dunlawton Avenue. Follow 421 east to South Atlantic Avenue. Turn right and go six miles south to Beach Street and turn right. Turn left at South Peninsula Drive and the Lighthouse will be on your left.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 175.00'
Focal Plane: 164'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 29.08100 N
*Longitude: -80.92800 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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