1. Madang lighthouse, Papua New Guinea
This still active lighthouse, also known as the coast watchers monument, was built in 1959 as a memorial to the coastwatchers during the 2nd world war. Apparently intended to resemble a giant torch, the four-finned base makes it look more like a rocket. – google maps link
2. Enoshima lighthouse, Japan
In 2003 the Enoshima lighthouse in japan was renovated, the stunning results of which you can see in the photo above. the spiral staircase to the top is surrounded only by a steel frame which is lit in different colours that change throughout the night. – google maps link
3. Pigeon point lighthouse, U.S.A.
Pigeon point lighthouse is perched on the edge of a cliff in California and at 115ft is one of the tallest in the united states.
4. Low lighthouse, U.K.
At only 9 metres tall, the stunning ‘low lighthouse’ in burnham-on-sea is one of the smallest you’ll find. It was built in 1832 and is still used as a navigation tool, providing a white flash every 7.5 seconds from the window at the front in addition to a red, white or blue light, the colour differing depending on which direction it’s viewed from. – google maps link
5. Kiz Kulezi, Turkey
The 2500 year old Kiz Kulesi (maiden’s tower) is one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world and sits on a tiny islet off the coast of Istanbul.
6. Cape Hatteras light, U.S.A.
Around 1.25 million bricks were used to build the tallest lighthouse in America, a huge structure which lights up every 7 seconds to assist ships through the ‘graveyard of the Atlantic’, the diamond shoals. – google maps link
7. Sullivan’s island lighthouse, U.S.A.
This incredible modern lighthouse originally contained a lamp capable of producing a whopping 28,000,000 candlepower. compared to other lighthouses, this is practically space-age, facilities inside including air-conditioning and an elevator. – google maps link
8. Knarrarós lighthouse, Iceland
The stark white Knarrarós lighthouse was built in 1938 and is the tallest building in southern Iceland at 86ft.
9. Promthep cape lighthouse, Thailand
One of the world’s newest lighthouses is this strange looking, gold topped example in Thailand, built in 1996 to honour the reign of king Bhumibol Adulyadej. – google maps link
10. Middle bay lighthouse, U.S.A
Built in 1885, the middle bay lighthouse in Alabama is an example of a screwpile lighthouse – those which are screwed into piles which sit on sea or riverbeds. This hexagonal beauty was recently refurbished, improvements including a new slate roof and a solar-powered red light on top. – google maps link