Soaring above the "World’s Most Famous Beach," the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and museum is 175 feet high. Open to the public year-round, the historic light station is one of only 11 lighthouses in the country to have been awarded the prestigious designation as a National Historic Landmark. Visitors who choose to climb the 203 steps to the top of the Florida’s tallest lighthouse are rewarded with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, coastal wetlands and surrounding waterways.
Constructed in 1887, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station is one of the largest and most complete historic lighthouse facilities in the United States. Once home to the station’s three resident keepers and their families, the keeper dwellings house exhibits exploring the maritime and social history of the light station, the U.S. Light-House Service, the Town of Ponce Inlet and Northeast Florida. Be sure to visit the Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building housing one of the largest collections of historic Fresnel lenses and minor aids to navigation in the world and browse the maritime-themed gift shop for a souvenir.
Open daily at 10 am. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.