Sea washed lighthouses, also known as wave washed lights are not as accessible as some other lighthouses. You can't just drive or walk up to them. That's because they weren't built on the coast, as many others were.
They were built out in the water, often on a rock outcropping, or sometimes a small reef or islet that's only visible at low tide. Some of the rocks on which they are built are barely larger than the footprint of the lighthouse itself.
The building of one of these special beacons has never been undertaken lightly. The design and engineering presents special problems, and the construction is no easy task either. Men have died trying!
Once these structures had been erected, the hardships weren't entirely over. The lighthouse keepers who manned them had to possess a special inner metal, one that could draw upon a single minded faithfulness to a task in the midst of an almost cruelly enforced isolation and solitude. The lives of others depended on that absolute faithfulness.
Yet, more wave washed lights were built through the ages than you might suspect. And a few of them still survive. Three of them are featured on this page.