Florida Lighthouse Association





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

Sombrero Key



Photo: Stan Beckstom
  Active: Yes

Characteristics: Five-group flashing white every 60-seconds with three red sectors.

Height: 156 feet, 133 steps

DayMark: Brown, octagonal, pyramidal skeletal tower

Lens: Original: First-order fixed Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute 1858. Present: Veg VRB-25 rotating beacon. Focal Plane: 142 feet.

Construction: Builders: George Gordon Meade.  I. P. Morris company in Philadelphia fabricated the ironwork.  Screwpile, skeletal tower constructed of wrought iron and wood.

Coordinates:
     24 37 36 N
     81 06 36 W

Operated by: United States Coast Guard

Visit Status: Closed to public

Facilities: None, no handicap access

Visitor Info: Approachable by boat from Marathon and can be seen from land at Sombrero Beach State Park. The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has been formed to promote the establishment of a lighthouse museum with future lighthouse tours and access.

Contact Info:
Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation, Inc
1067 Drift Creek Cove
Orlando, FL  32828

Email: Info@ReefLights.org
Website: www.ReefLights.org

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