Northern Lighthouse Board
The active lighthouse is maintained by the Northern Lighthouse Board. Self-catering accommodation is available in two keepers' cottages.
Tower Height: 72
Height of Focal Plane: 114
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 20 seconds; range 18 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White conical stone tower with buff trim and black lantern.
This light is operational
Two keeper's cottages.
Date Established: 1858
Date Present Tower Built: 1858
Date Automated: 1992
Fog Signal: Discontinued 1987 (was 2 blasts every 30 seconds).
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations.
Open To Public? Yes.
The island and lighthouse are accessible via car ferry from Houton. Tours of the lighthouse and other buildings may be available when the cottages are not occupied.
Nearby Lodging: Call 01856 701255 or email email@example.com for information on accommodations at the lighthouse. See www.cantickhead.com/accommodation.htm for more information.