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The world is full of more and more beautiful lighthouses, and although some of them have now been transformed into museums, hotels, or even a completely abandoned building, their beauty is indisputable - I will prove it to you now. Let the most beautiful lighthouses in the world follow!
1. Fanad, Donegal, Ireland
This beautiful lighthouse has been standing in one of the northernmost points of Ireland, in the small town of Letterkenny in County Donegal since 1817. The lighthouse named Fanad was automated in 1983, opened to tourists in 2016, and completely renovated a few years ago so that it can be rented out as three different apartments. Interestingly, the area was chosen by National Geographic Traveler in 2017 as one of the coolest places in the world.
2. Loggerhead Lighthouse, Florida, USA
Of the lighthouses lined up in the compilation, this is perhaps the best isolated from the mainland - the Loggerhead Lighthouse (and the island around it), built in 1858, is located in the easternmost part of the Gulf of Mexico, with a boat of approx. 80 miles from the southernmost point of the Florida Keys, Key West. Although it has been an absolutely deserted place since its closure in 2015, it may have been one of America’s most beautiful lighthouses in its heyday.
3. Le Phare de Petit Minou, France
It is located in one of the westernmost points of the French mainland, from Quimper and Morlaix. 40 kilometers away, near Fort du Dellec and the town of Plouzane, is this tiny lighthouse (only 22 meters high), opened in 1848 and automated in 1989. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful lighthouse in the world and this place has a real cult among sailors.
4. Eldred Rock Lighthouse, Alaska, USA
Built in 1905, this lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in Alaska and still operates today - albeit in an automated form since 1973, as it is no longer inhabited. It is located in a fairly secluded location, in one of the "most Canadian" parts of Alaska, all the way to the neighborhood of British Columbia in the Tongass National Forest, between the small settlements of Mud Bay and St Terese. Perhaps - to assess the environment - it is not surprising that there are not many roads in the area, so the easiest way to see this wonderful tower live by boat.
5. Tourlitis Lighthouse, Andros, Greece
Even this quite amazingly beautiful lighthouse could have appeared in the tale of "The Little Mermaid"! Although the lighthouse named Tourlitis dates back to the II. it was unfortunately destroyed during World War II, rebuilt by a wealthy Greek oil magnate in the mid-1990s on its own, and has since become Greece’s first automated lighthouse. I think it’s worth visiting the island of Andros, which is extremely close to Athens, just to see this miracle!
6. Cape Otway Lightstation, Australia
This lighthouse, built in 1848, is located in one of the southernmost points of Australia, about a mile from Melbourne. It is 130 kilometers away - the easiest to reach from the Great Ocean Road, also known as one of the most beautiful motorways in the world. Interestingly, for 19th-century European immigrants, it was one of the very first mainland Australian attractions to see from their large ships.
7. Heceta Lighthouse, Oregon, USA
One of the big favorites is the Heceta Lighthouse in Oregon, which is about 70 miles from Eugene and Springfield, between Heceta Beach and Searose Beach. Although this lighthouse, built in 1894, is now only a tourist attraction and B&B hotel , it is a fact that this magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean is endless. Is not it beautiful?
8. Cape Reigne Lighthouse, New Zealand
This rather fabulous lighthouse tower, hidden in an almost paradisiacal setting, is not in the Maldives, but not even in the Caribbean archipelago, but in the northernmost point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga - if I say that there is only one spitting New Caledonia, Tonga or Fiji, perhaps you can imagine how far this lighthouse built in 1941 is from Hungary. If you're in New Zealand, don't miss out!