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Featured Lighthouses - England and Wales

This is a list of lighthouses in England and Wales, that have been selected because they are still in use, are historically interesting or of interest to photographers. Not all are what you may think of as conventional lighthouse, if such a type ever existed.

We also have a second page of other lighthouses and minor lights that are of perhaps less interest to photographers and tourists. See List of Minor Lighthouses and Lights - England and Wales. Both lists will grow over time as others are identified. We don't intend to add every single light, at this point.

We have a Lighthouse Map of England and Wales  showing all the lighthouses on this page with hyperlinks to location guides for the lighthouse. Lighthouses with a yellow background below, are shown with a red square, the remaining with yellow squares.

Where the name in the first column are hyperlinked, this links to one of our Location pages, with more information on this lighthouse. We would be delighted if some of you would like to also produce location pages. Those in the list with a yellow band are open to the public. Items with a symbol are still being worked on to add detailed histories, and extend information.

Marinas is a website that contains many great aerial images of coastal features, including lighthouses and lights, and we have, where we can identify, added a direct link into their website where you can see several images of the lighthouse, and a map identifying its position. Other images can often be found in Geograph.

Star rating is just a quick guide to which are perhaps the most interesting.

Codes: TH = Trinity House, NT = National Trust, EH = English Heritage, Wiki = Wikipedia,  Marinas = Aerial photos are on marinas.com - there are more links in the location guides, including to maps and photographs.

Lighthouse

 Star

 In use Now

 County

 NGR

 Links

 Notes

Amlwch
Lighthouse

 1

 No

Anglesey

SH450934

Wiki

 

Anvil Point Lighthouse 

 4

 Yes 

Dorset

SZ029768

TH  TH open

LD  Marinas

 Open

Bamburgh Lighthouse
Black Rocks

 2

 Yes 

Northumberland

NU174359

TH Marinas

 

Bardsey Island Lighthouse 

 4

 Yes 

Caernarvonshire

SH111206

Wiki  TH

 

Battery Point Lighthouse Portishead

 1

 

Somerset

ST464775

LD Marinas

 

Beachy Head Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

Sussex

TV586950

Wiki  TH Marinas

 

Belle Tout Lighthouse 
nr Beachy Head 

 3

 No

Sussex

TV563954

Wiki Marinas

Decommissioned - replaced by Beachy Head Lighthouse

Berry Head Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

Devon

SX944566

Wiki  TH  LD Marinas

 

Bidston Hill Lighthouse 

 2

 No

Cheshire

SJ285895

Wiki

 

Bishop Rock Lighthouse

 4

 Yes 

Cornwall

SV807065

Wiki  TH

 

BlackNore Point Lighthouse
Portishead

2

 Yes 

Somerset

ST445763

TH  LD Marinas

 

Blyth Harbour Lighthouse Northumberland NZ328803

Marinas

Bow Creek Lighthouse 

 1

 

Essex

TQ393807

Wiki

Used for lighting trials for Trinity House

Bull Point Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

Devon

SS462467

Wiki TH

 

Burnham-on-Sea High Lighthouse
Pillar Lighthouse

 2

 No

Somerset

ST303504

Wiki LD

 

Burnham-on-Sea Low Lighthouse

 5

 Yes

Somerset

ST298504

Wiki LD

 

Burnham-on-Sea Round Tower Lighthouse

 1

 No

Somerset

ST303494

Wiki

 

Caldey
Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

Pembrokeshire

SS143959

Wiki  TH

 

Coquet Island Lighthouse
off Amble

 3

 Yes 

Northumberland

NU293045

Wiki TH

Marinas

 

Cromer
Lighthouse 

 3

 Yes 

Norfolk

TG230415

Wiki TH  LD

 

Crow Point Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

Devon

SS466319

TH

 

Dungeness Old Lighthouse  4 No Kent TR088169

Own

Old tower and museum Open
Dungeness New Lighthouse 3 Kent TR093169

TH

East Lighthouse Sutton Bridge, Nene 

 1

 

Lincolnshire

TF492257

Wiki LD

Former home of Sir Peter Scott. One of two matching.

East Usk Lighthouse 

 1

 Yes

Monmouthshire

ST330828

Marinas

 

Eddystone Lighthouse  
Plymouth 

 3

 Yes

Devon

SX383336

Wiki  TH

Marinas

 

Farne Islands - Inner Farne Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

Northumberland

NU217358

Wiki  TH

Marinas

 

Farne Islands - Longstone Lighthouse

 4

 Yes

Northumberland

NU245390

TH TH Open

Wiki Marinas

 Open

Farne Islands - Staple Island Lighthouse 

 1

 No

Northumberland

NU237375

Wiki

 

Flamborough Head Lighthouse 

 4

 Yes

Yorkshire

TA252706

Wiki TH

TH Open

Marinas

 Open

Flat Holm Lighthouse 

 3

 Yes

Glamorgan

ST222647

Wiki  TH  LD Marinas

 

Godrevy Lighthouse
St Ives 

 3

Yes

 Cornwall

SW580431

Wiki  TH  LD

 

Gorleston Lighthouses

 

No

 Norfolk

TG530037

Wiki LD

 

Guile Point Lighthouse  
East Holy Island

 3

Yes

Northumberland

NU130405

TH

 

Hale Head Lighthouse Hale  Lancashire SJ471809

Marinas

Happisburgh Lighthouse  

 4

Yes

Norfolk

TG379311

Wiki  LD  Own

Open (independent)

Hartland Point Lighthouse

 3

Yes

 Devon

SS229277

Wiki  TH

 

Heugh Hill Lighthouse  
Holy Island

 2

Yes

Northumberland

NU127416

TH

 

Heugh Lighthouse (The)
Hartlepool 
2 Yes Durham NZ532338

Marinas

see also the nearby Heugh Gun Battery

Hilbre Island Lighthouse

 1

Yes

Cheshire

SJ183881

Wiki  TH

off the Wirral Peninsula

Hurst Point Lighthouse  

 4

 Yes

 Hampshire

SZ318899

Wiki  TH 

TH Open  LD

Marinas

Open. Hurst Castle next to the lighthouse has a display on it

Killingholme High Lighthouse  

3 Yes Lincolnshire TA178181

Marinas

South bank of Humber river Humberside 
Killingholme Low Lighthouses 2 1 Yes
1 No
Lincolnshire TA180181

Marinas

(2 lighthouses) 

Leasowe Lighthouse
Wirral Peninsula

 

 No

 Cheshire

SJ252913

Wiki 

Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse

 Open

Lizard
Lighthouse
 

 4

 Yes

 Cornwall

SW704115

Wiki TH 

TH open  LD

 Open

Llanddwyn Island Lighthouses

 

 

Anglesey

SH385625

Wiki

 

Longships Lighthouse Land's End

 

 

 Cornwall

SW319252

Wiki  TH

 

Lowestoft Lighthouse  

 3

 Yes 

 Suffolk

TM551943

TH  LD

Marinas

PDF document says its open but Not otherwise listed as open

Lundy Island
(Old Light)

 

 Disused

 Devon

SS132443

Wiki   NT

Lundy  LD

Open. There are 24 properties on Lundy that can be rented as holiday lets, of which 3 are the old lighthouse

Lundy Island North Lighthouse

 3

 Yes

 Devon

SS130481

Wiki  TH

 

Lundy Island South Lighthouse

 3

 Yes

 Devon

SS144436

Wiki   TH

 

Lynmouth Forelands Lighthouse

 3

 Yes

 Devon

SS754511

TH

 

Maryport Lighthouse

 3

 Yes

Cumberland

NY027369

Wiki  TH

Marinas

 

Monkstone Lighthouse 

 3

 Yes

Glamorgan

ST236690

TH

 

Mumbles Lighthouse 

 3

 Yes

Glamorgan

SS634872

Wiki  TH LD 

Marinas

 

Nab Tower Lighthouse

 3

 

Hampshire

SZ739860

TH

 

Nash Point Lighthouse  

 4

 Yes

Glamorgan

SS918681
SS921680

TH TH Open 

Marinas

 Open

Needles
Lighthouse 

 3

 Yes 

Hampshire

SZ289848

Wiki TH  LD

Marinas

 

New Brighton Lighthouse 

 

 No

Cheshire

SJ308946

Wiki Marinas

Wirral peninsula mouth of River Mersey

North Foreland Lighthouse

 3

 

 Kent

TR398696

TH  Wiki

Marinas

 

Old Hunstanton Lighthouse

 

 No

 Norfolk

TF677419

Wiki

 

Orfordness Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

 Suffolk

TM450488

TH

Pendeen Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

 Cornwall

SW378358

 Wiki TH LD

PDF document says its open but Not other wise listed as open.

Penninis Lighthouse  
St Mary's, Isle of Scilly

 3

 Yes 

Cornwall

SV911094

TH

Penmon
Lighthouse
aka Trwyn Du Lighthouse
3 Yes Anglesey SH641815

Wiki TH

Marinas

Plymouth Breakwater Lighthouse Cornwall SX464505

Marinas

Point Lynas Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

Anglesey

SH479936

Wiki  TH

 

Point of Ayr Lighthouse

 

 No

Flintshire

SJ121853

Wiki

 Decommissioned

Portland Bill Lighthouse
Isle of Portland

 4

 Yes

Dorset

SY677683

Wiki TH  LD

TH Open

Marinas

 Open

Preston Lighthouse   River Ribble, Preston Lancashire SD515297

Marinas

Roker Pier Lighthouse Sunderland Durham NZ415589

Marinas

Round Island Lighthouse Isles of Scilly

 3

 Yes 

Cornwall

SV901177

Wiki  TH

 

Royal Sovereign Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

Sussex

TV720944

Wiki  TH

Salt Island Lighthouse Holyhead

 

 

Anglesey

SH256829

Wiki

 

Seaburn Park Lighthouse Durham NZ407598

Marinas

Skerries Lighthouse (The)

 3

 Yes

Anglesey

SH268948

Wiki  TH

 

Skokholm Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

Pembrokeshire

SM729046

Wiki  TH Marinas

 

Smalls
Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

Pembrokeshire

SM467089

Wiki  TH

 

Smeaton's
Tower

 

 No

Devon

SX477538

Wiki  Marinas

Own site - local council

Moved from Eddystone to Plymouth Hoe in 1882. Open as visitor attraction.

Souter Point Lighthouse  

 4

 No.

Durham

NZ408641

Wiki Marinas

NT  Open 

Open.  National Trust

South Bishop Lighthouse

 3

 Yes 

 Pembrokeshire

SM651226

Wiki  TH

Marinas

     

South Foreland Lighthouses
St Margaret's Bay

 4

 Yes

 Kent

TR359433

Wiki Marinas  NT Open

Open (High) NT
Low private property

South Stack Lighthouse

 4

 Yes

Anglesey

SH202823

Wiki TH

Marinas

TH open

 Open

Southwold Lighthouse  

 4

 Yes

Suffolk

TM509762

Wiki TH

Marinas

TH open

 Open

Spurn Head Lighthouse   

 

 

Yorkshire

TA401112

Wiki Marinas

 

St Ann's Head Lighthouse  

 3

 Yes

 Pembrokeshire

SM806028

Wiki TH

Marinas

 

St Anthony's Lighthouse

 3

 Yes

 Cornwall

SW846311

Wiki  TH  LD

Marinas

 

St Bees
Lighthouse

 3

 Yes

 Cumbria

NX941143

Wiki  TH

Marinas

 

St Catherine's Oratory 
Isle of Wight

 4

 No

 Hampshire

SZ491773

EH open

Open (Ruin). Medieval Lighthouse

St Catherine's Point Lighthouse
Isle of Wight 

 4

 Yes

 Hampshire

SZ498753

Wiki  TH  LD

Th open

 Open

St Mary's Lighthouse 

 

 No

 Northumberland

NZ352754

Wiki Marinas

 Open

St Tudwal's Lighthouse
St. Tudwal's Island

 3

 Yes

Caernarfonshire

SH334252

Wiki   TH

 

Start Point Lighthouse  

 4

 Yes

 Devon

SX829371

Wiki TH LD

Marinas

TH open

 Open

Strumble Head Lighthouse  3  Yes  Pembrokeshire SM892413

Wiki  TH LD

 

Tater Du Lighthouse  

 3

 Yes

 Cornwall

SW440230

Wiki  TH LD

 

Trevose Head Lighthouse

 3

 Yes

 Cornwall

SW850765

Wiki  TH LD

 

Trwyn Du Lighthouse see
Penmon Lighthouse
Anglesey SH644815

Walney Light Lancashire SD230621

Marinas

on Walney Island near Barrow in Furness

Whitby
Lighthouse  

 3

 Yes

Yorkshire

NZ928101

Wiki  TH 

Marinas

Whiteford Lighthouse  
or Whiteford Point Lighthouse

 

 

Glamorgan

SS443973

Wiki

 

Withernsea Lighthouse Museum  

 4

 No

Yorkshire

TA339279

Wiki  own

Open  

Wolf Rock Lighthouse

 3

 Yes

Cornwall

SW268119

Wiki  TH

 

Notes

Roman lighthouses Not so far included Dover Castle plus one in Somerset.

All Farne Island Lighthouses are listed under Farne, in this list, Not alphabetically by name.


See Also:

For more articles, lists and other information see the Lighthouses Section

Lighthouse Map of England and Wales

List of Minor Lighthouses and Lights - England and Wales


This list will continue to grow as we come across new places. REMEMBER if know of somewhere that you feel is a good place please let us know.

 


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