The Tallest Lighthouses in the Sunshine State!
The state of Florida has more miles of coastline than any other state except Alaska. And with an extensive coastline comes the need for lighthouses. Florida has those, too, each special in its own way. On this page, you'll find out which of these Sunshine State landmarks is the highest, which are the tallest, and which one is not so tall, but still tallest.
Three of the five light stations featured here are open to visitors. The other two simply aren't terribly accessible, but you can get decent views of them, and I'll tell you how.
Aside from how to visit these five wonderful pieces of history, you'll also learn about how one of them was part pf a short story by the famous author, Stephen Crane; which had a bit of a run-in with some wildlife, which one sits on a submerged island, and which one will cost you at least $170.00 just to look at from a distance.
Enjoy these little vignettes about the Pensacola Light Station, the Ponce de Leon Light, the Saint Augustine Lighthouse, the Dry Tortugas Light, and the Screw-Pile structure on Sombrero Key.