Florida Lighthouse Association, Inc.

Preserving, Restoring, Protecting & Defending Florida's Lighthouse Towers

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse

Photo: Stan Beckstrom

Active: Yes

Characteristics: Flashing white every twenty seconds.

Height: 142 feet, 175 steps

DayMark: Bottom half painted white; top half, including lantern, painted black.

Lens: Original: 2nd order bivalve Fresnel lens by Barbier Benard et Turenne, floating in a trough of mercury (1907-1992). Present: original lens with modern ball bearing system (2000). Focal Plane: 132 feet.

Construction: Designer: Office of the Lighthouse Engineers. Builders: Russel Wheel & Foundry. Octagonal, pyramidal, iron skeletal tower with central stair cylinder.

Other Buildings: Originally 3 keeper's quarters, 3 barns, oil house & boat shed. Now has 2 keeper's quarters, 2 converted barns & 1 converted radio/generator building.

     26 15 33 N
     80 04 51 W

Operated by: United States Coast Guard

Visit Status: Limited access to the public.
(for Q & A messages of “Frequently Asked Questions” see website below)

Days Open: 4 tours a year, see HLPS website for dates.

Facilities: Museum, Barefoot Mailman statue & 16 other points of interests.

Hours Open: First boat leaves 9:00 am (then approx. every 45 min.) Last boat leaves at 3:00 pm
Boat location: Sands Harbor Hotel north dock, 125 N. Riverside Dr., Pompano Beach 33062

Visitor Info: This iron-skeletal lighthouse is in a restricted area and normally closed to the public. It can be viewed by boat, or from Hillsboro Inlet Park at the A1A drawbridge.

Admission: HLPS tour only, see website.& click on “JOIN” for membership dues info.

Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society (HLPS)
P.O. Box 610326
Pompano Beach, FL 33061-0326
Phone (954) 942-2102

Email: Info@HillsboroLighthouse.org
Website:  www.HillsboroLighthouse.org/

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