Index

Great Lakes

Ontario

(West map) (East)

Erie

(West map) (East)

Huron

 (West map)

 (NE map)

Georgian Bay (map)

Michigan

North (map)

South (map)

West (map)

Sanford Lake

Superior

 (East map)

 (Central map)
(West map)

East Coast

St. Lawrence Map

Eastern Canada

Québec (map)

New Brunswick (map)

Nova Scotia (East map)
 (North map) (West map)

Prince Edward Island (map)

Newfoundland & Labrador (map)

New England

Maine (map)

Vermont (map)

Massachusetts

North map

Cape Cod map

Rhode Island /
 Connecticut

(East) (LI Sound)

Northern Atlantic

New York East (map)

New Jersey (map)

Delaware (map)

Southern Atlantic

Maryland (map)

Virginia

North Carolina

South Carolina

Georgia

Virginia thru

Georgia map

Gulf of Mexico

Florida (map)

Gulf Coast States

(map)

Bahamas (map)

Cuba (map)

Dominican
Republic
/
Haiti (map)

Puerto Rico (map)

Antilles (map)

Jamaica (map)

Bermuda (map)

West Coast

Alaska (map)

British Columbia (map)

Washington (map)

Oregon (map)

California (map)

Hawaii (map)

Central America

Mexico: East, West

maps: East, West

Central America (map)

Panama (map)

South America

Argentina (map)

Brazil

(map north) (map south)

Chile (map)

Colombia (map)

Ecuador (map)

French Guiana (map)

Guyana (map)

Peru (map)

Suriname (map)

Venezuela (map)

Uruguay (map)


Europe

Scotland maps:

 North North Isles

Southeast Southwest

Isle of Mann (map)

Ireland maps:

North South

England maps:

North East
South Channel

Wales (map)

Netherlands

South map North map

Belgium (map)

France

North West Med

maps: North Channel
West Southwest

South (Med.)

maps: West East

Corsica (map)  

Germany - North Sea

Maps: West Bremerhaven Elbe

Baltic

Maps: West, East

Poland (coastal map,

river map)

Spain

North & West Spain

maps: North NW

Andalusia (map)

Canary Islands (map)

Eastern Spain

Maps: East (Balearic)

Portugal

maps: North South

Madeira Azores

Italy NW (map) SW (map)

Sardinia (map
Sicily (map)
SE (map) NE (map)

Slovenia
   map

Croatia
   maps: N, C, S

Montenegro
   map

Greece West
North South Aegean Sea Maps W N S Aegean

Scandinavia

Denmark - West, East

Maps: Jutland West,
Jutland E, Odense, West

Norway - North South

Southwest, Southeast

West: S, Center, N

Maps: SE, South SW

West: S, Center, NW, North

Sweden

Northeast (map)

East (map)

Southeast (map)

South (map)

West (map)

Northwest (map)

Lakes (map)

Finland

Maps: N, W, S, Lakes, Åland

Asia Minor

Turkey North West South
Maps N W S Cyprus  Map

Georgia  Map

Bulgaria  Map

Romania  Map

Syria Map

 

This site is intended to be a master index of all the lighthouses in the Americas (North and South).  It now includes portions of Europe as well.   For an index of "all the Lights of the World", I recommend The Lighthouse Directory.

The unique focus of this site (as opposed to some of those listed in the references) is the intentional focus on maps (via Google's API).  This was designed with the intention to help people (like your webmaster) who wish to see multiple lights plan a trip.  An overview map is available to guide you - more detailed overview maps are the major links (e.g., "Great Lakes" on the left.)  In addition to the map pages, I have included some GPS Point of Interest (POI) files.  You can download one or more of these files and find the lights with your GPS navigation tools.

A Definition of a Lighthouse (wholly mine, but a guide to the contents of these pages).

  1. An registered aid to navigation of waterways
  2. Illuminated (after all, it is a lighthouse)
  3. Fixed in position (not a buoy or a ship)
  4. Large enough to get inside of  (yes, it is also a lighthouse)

I violate these rules periodically, but will so note.  Thus there are some homes that were built to look like lighthouses.  There are some buoys and lightships shown.  And, there are even some structures that are much too small to get inside of.  I've tried to be comprehensive with those structures that meet all 4 criteria.  Other structures will be shown if they are of interest or unique, but no attempt has been made to record each and every one of them.

This page is here to be an index to the other pages.  There are a number of significant references that I have used and those are summarized on a separate page.

Find lights near some place

miles km
Marblehead
Marblehead light (Lake Erie)
Blackhead
Black Head (Ireland)
Spending Your Vacation at a Lighthouse

When your friends ask you where you are staying on holiday, they expect you to reel off the name of a hotel, villa or holiday complex. These places are popular because they do everything you need them to do. However by limiting your choices to these standard venues, you can miss out on some of the real gems. One such gem is undoubtedly the lighthouse.

Lighthouses are some of the most beautiful and exciting places to stay on holiday. By nature of their location on the rockiest sections of coastline they are visually stunning, inspiring many of the writers of the Romantic Movement and some of the best works of art. The architecture of lighthouses is unique and interesting, and each floor of the towering structure holds a new surprise. From the top, expect fantastic views of luscious ocean scenery through large glass windows. On the other floors will be bedrooms, living space, a kitchen and often an impressive ground floor lobby area.

Although they can be remote, lighthouses are nearly always accessible by road as they once had to be connected to infrastructure so that lighthouse keepers could reach them. Whilst they are often far enough from civilization for a relaxed break away from the bustle of city life they can also be nestled within towns, so it is worth thinking about the kind of holiday you want before choosing a lighthouse.

Lighthouses are almost always self-catering. They are only big enough to hold one family at the most so it does not make economic sense to provide hotel services. This adds to the sense that you are living like a lighthouse keeper, staying home in order to provide a constant service to ships. However on your holiday you have the benefit of not being confined to the lighthouse, so should you choose to go out it won`t be a problem! Some lighthouses actually have living quarters in adjacent cottages, but generally you will still be the only inhabitant.

This type of holiday is great for all ages. Families will enjoy the great outdoors and the kids will love the view from the top of the lighthouse. For couples, it offers a romantic break away from civilization and plenty of opportunity for nature walks. Even if you want to go alone and have an authentic lighthouse keeper`s experience, you can`t fail to be enthralled by the ocean views and sense of isolation.

Generally, lighthouses are some of the best examples of self catering accommodation out there. You are truly left on your own, sometimes jutting out into the sea miles from civilization and at other times simply secluded from the hubbub around you by nature of the thick walls. You get to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings and also the originality of your situation. So the next time a friend asks you where you are staying on holiday, why not surprise them by saying `a lighthouse`. You won`t regret it, and they won`t forget it.

Some examples are identified in these pages. For example, in Scotland Cantick Head, and in Ireland Black Head. There are several lights on the Great Lakes where you will be the Keeper for a period. For a list of these, see the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association page.

If you are touring in a boat, here's a directory of Marinas through the United States and abroad indicating services for boaters and marina owners.

The Americas

The North American East Coast

Québec New Brunswick Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island
Maine Vermont/NH Massachusetts Rhode Island/
Connecticut
New York (Southeast) New Jersey Delaware Maryland
Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia
Cominicut
Cominicut (Rhode Island)
White Shoal
White Shoal (Lake Michigan)

The Great Lakes

Our "home base" is in the middle of the Great Lakes.  Thus you will find more of my photos here than in any other section.

The Gulf of Mexico

   

The North American West Coast

Alaska British Columbia Washington Oregon California
Hawaii
Point Reyes
Point Reyes (California)

Central & South America

Mexico CostaRica Panama
Belize Honduras El Salvador Nicaragua
Venezuela Brazil Uruguay Argentina
Colombia Peru Ecuador Chile

Europe

Scandinavia

N. Norway NW Norway W. Norway SE Norway East Denmark
S. Norway SW Norway Ws Norway   West Denmark
NE Sweden E Sweden SE Sweden S Sweden W Sweden
  NW Sweden Lakes of Sweden Finland  

United Kingdom

Scotland Ireland England Wales

Northern Europe

Belgium Netherlands North Sea Germany Baltic Germany
    Poland  
N. France W.France S. France Corsica

Southern Europe

Northwest Spain Canary Islands Portugal Crete
East Spain NW Italy SW Italy Sicily Sardinia
Andalusia NE Italy SE Italy Slovenia Croatia
Montenegro Greece (West) Greece (North) Greece (South) Greece (Aegean Sea)

Asia Minor

Turkey (North) Turkey (West) Turkey (South) Cyprus  
Syrianew Bulgaria Romania   Georgia

Ouistreham
Ouistreham (Caen, France)

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