Florida Lighthouses

Lighthouses in the state of Florida as identified by the United States Coast Guard and other historical sources.

Focal height and coordinates are taken from the 1907 United States Coast Guard Light List, while location and dates of activation, automation, and deactivation are taken from the United States Coast Guard Historical information site for lighthouses.

Name Image Location Year first lit Current Lens Focal Height
Alligator Reef Light Islamorada 1873 VRB-25 136 136 ft (41 m)
Amelia Island Light Fernandina Beach
(Amelia Island)
1838 Unknown 107 107 ft (33 m)
Amelia Island North Range Light St. Mary's River
(Mouth)
1858 (First)
1872 (Last)
None 030 30 ft (9.1 m)
American Shoal Light Saddlebunch Keys 1880 VRB-25 109 109 ft (33 m)
Anclote Keys Light Tarpon Springs
(Anclote Key)
1887 Fourth-order Fresnel
(Replica)
110 110 ft (34 m)
Cape Canaveral Light
(Old)
Cape Canaveral
(Cape Canaveral Air Force Station)
1848 None 060 60 ft (18 m)
Cape Canaveral Light
(New)
Cape Canaveral
(Cape Canaveral Air Force Station)
1868 DCB-224 137 137 ft (42 m)
Cape Florida Light Cape Florida 1825
(First)
1847
(Current)
300mm 095 95 ft (29 m)
Cape San Blas Light Cape San Blas 1848
(First)
1885
(Current)
None 101 101 ft (31 m)
Cape St. George Light (Old) Cape St. George Island
(Apalachicola Bay)
1852 None 072 72 ft (22 m)
Cape St. George Light (New) Cape St. George Island
(Apalachicola Bay)
2008
(Replica)
Third-order Fresnel
(Replica)
072 72 ft (22 m)
Carysfort Reef Light Key Largo
(Carysfort Reef)
1852 None 100 100 ft (30 m)
Cedar Key Light Cedar Key 1854 None 075 75 ft (23 m)
Charlotte Harbor Light Punta Gorda 1890 None
Demolished in 1943
036 36 ft (11 m)
Cosgrove Shoal Light Marquesas Keys 1935 200mm 054 54 ft (16 m)
Crooked River Light Carrabelle
(Dog Island)
1895 Fourth-order Fresnel
(Replica)
115 115 ft (35 m)
Dames Point Light N/A Jacksonville 1872 None
Destroyed by fire in 1913
035 35 ft (11 m)
Dog Island Light Carrabelle
(Dog Island)
1839 (First)
1872 (Last)
None 070 70 ft (21 m)
Dry Tortugas Light Loggerhead Key
(Dry Tortugas)
1858 VRB-25 151 151 ft (46 m)
Egmont Key Light St. Petersburg
(Tampa Bay)
1848
(First)
1858
(Current)
DCB-24 085 85 ft (26 m)
Fowey Rocks Light Key Biscayne 1878 VRB-25 110 110 ft (34 m)
Garden Key Light Fort Jefferson
(Dry Tortugas National Park)
1826
(First)
1877
(Current)
Decorative 070 70 ft (21 m)
Gasparilla Island Light Boca Grande 1932 None 105 105 ft (32 m)
Hen and Chickens Shoal Light N/A Plantation Key 1929 Acetylene 035 35 ft (11 m)
Hillsboro Inlet Light Hillsboro Beach
(Hillsboro Inlet)
1907 Second-order Fresnel 136 136 ft (41 m)
Jupiter Inlet Light Jupiter 1860 Unknown 146 146 ft (45 m)
Key West Light Key West 1826
(First)
1849
(Current)
None 091 91 ft (28 m)
Molasses Reef Light Key Largo
(Molasses Reef)
1921 Unknown 045 45 ft (14 m)
Northwest Passage Light Key West 1855 (First)
1879 (Last)
None 047 47 ft (14 m)
Pacific Reef Light Elliott Key 1921 Unknown 044 44 ft (13 m)
Pensacola Light Pensacola
(Pensacola Bay)
1824
(First)
1859
(Current)
First-order Fresnel 191 191 ft (58 m)
Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Ponce Inlet 1887 Third-order Fresnel 159 159 ft (48 m)
Port Boca Grande Light Boca Grande
(Gasparilla Island)
1890 377mm 041 41 ft (12 m)
Pulaski Shoal Light Key West 1935
(First)
Unknown
(Current)
Unknown
Flashing white, flash 0.4 seconds eclipse 2.6 seconds
049 49 ft (15 m)
Rebecca Shoal Light Marquesas Keys 1886 None
destroyed by Hurricane Charley in 2004.
066 66 ft (20 m)
Sand Key Light Key West 1827
(First)
1853
(Current)
VRB-25 109 109 ft (33 m)
Sanibel Island Light Sanibel 1884 190mm 098 98 ft (30 m)
Smith Shoal Light N/A Key West 1933
(First)
Unknown
(Current)
Unknown 049 49 ft (15 m)
Sombrero Key Light Marathon 1858 None 142 142 ft (43 m)
St. Augustine Light (Old) St. Augustine
(Anastasia Island)
1824 None 052 52 ft (16 m)
St. Augustine Light (New) St. Augustine
(Anastasia Island)
1874 First-order Fresnel 161 161 ft (49 m)
St. Johns Light Atlantic Beach 1954 VRB-25 083 83 ft (25 m)
St. Johns River Light Atlantic Beach 1830
(First)
1858
(Last)
None 081 81 ft (25 m)
St. Joseph Bay Light N/A St. Joseph Peninsula 1839 None 050 50 ft (15 m)
St. Joseph Point Rear Range Light Apalachicola
(St. Joseph Bay)
1902 None 078 78 ft (24 m)
St. Marks Light (Old) St. Marks 1831 None 065 65 ft (20 m)
St. Marks Light (New) St. Marks 1842 Unknown 082 82 ft (25 m)
Tennessee Reef Light Long Key 1933 Unknown 049 49 ft (15 m)
Volusia Bar Light Lake George 1886 None
Burned in 1974
034 34 ft (10 m)

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