You may think you've seen Florida, but you haven't fully appreciated its beauty until you've viewed it from a lighthouse. You can climb to the top of several lighthouses across Florida for some of the most spectacular views in the state.
These 8 Florida lighthouses have stunning views and are open to the public.
Key West Lighthouse
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
Address: 938 Whitehead Street in Key West
Why You Need To Go: After an 88-step climb, you'll reach the top of this lighthouse for gorgeous views of Florida's tropical Key West. You can also view historic photographs and artifacts of the lighthouse's former keepers.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Address: Lighthouse Park at 500 Captain Armour’s Way in Jupiter
Why You Need To Go: You should climb the 105-step Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse for unbeatable views of Palm Beach County. When you're not admiring the view from this waterfront lighthouse, you can explore the accompanying historic museum.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Address: 2081 Radford Blvd in Pensacola
Why You Need To Go: If you can brave the 177 steps to the top, visit this lighthouse for beautiful Gulf Coast views for just $7. You'll learn about the history of different "illumination methods" of this scenic lighthouse.
Amelia Island Lighthouse
Hours: 10 a.m. tours, tour registration required
Address: 215 O'Hagan Lane in Fernandina Beach
Why You Need To Go: A $5 lighthouse tour will take you to the top of Florida's oldest lighthouse. To register, contact the Atlantic Recreation Center for a tour of this beautiful lighthouse with a rich history.
St. Augustine Lighthouse
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 100 Red Cox Road in St. Augustine
Why You Need To Go: Visit this lighthouse in St. Augustine and experience the oldest
Cape Florida Lighthouse
Price: $8 per vehicle
Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tours, Thursday through Monday
Address: 1200 South Crandon Blvd. in Key Biscayne
Why You Need To Go: This lighthouse is located in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on one of the top-rated beaches in the nation. You can scale the winding staircase for an amazing view of the bay.
Cape Saint George Lighthouse
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m, closed Thursday, March 1 through October 31
Address: 2B East Gulf Beach Drive at St. George Island
Why You Need To Go: This lighthouse has had an eventful history, actually collapsing back in 2005. Since restored, you can climb 92 wooden stairs to the top of this beauty for pretty views of the water.
Ponce de Leon Lighthouse
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, open until 9 p.m. between May and September
Address: 4931 S. Peninsula Drive in Ponce Inlet
Why You Need To Go: Standing at 175 feet, this lighthouse is a beautiful historic landmark that you should visit. Scale 203 steps to the top for a remarkable view of the inlet.
Climb to the top of these historic lighthouses for stunning views of Florida!
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