Ponce Inlet, Florida: Second Tallest Lighthouse in US

Climb 203 steps to the top of a 175-foot-tall lighthouse. Turned on in 1887 and still working. Also on the property: Cuban refugee boats!

Ponce De Leon Lighthouse

Address:
4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL
Directions:
Ponce De Leon Lighthouse. I-95 exit 256. Turn east onto Taylor Rd. Drive five miles. Turn right (south) onto S. Atlantic Ave. Drive 5.5 miles. Turn right onto Ocean Way Drive. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn left onto S. Peninsula Drive. Drive one block. Lighthouse parking lot on left.
Hours:
Summer daily 10-8, off-season 10-5. (Call to verify)
Phone:
386-761-1821
Admission:
Adults $5.00
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Lighthouse.

Second Tallest Lighthouse in US

They have taken great care to preserve and enrich the history of the lighthouse! 203 steps to the top! You'll feel the burn, but the view is so worth it.

[Mallory Billings, 11/26/2017]

Staircase.

Second Tallest Lighthouse in US

Drink water prior...it's hot inside and they don't allow you to take stuff up. Beautiful view.

[Mark, 06/16/2015]

Lighthouse.

Second Tallest Lighthouse in US

There is a nice little park at the base of the lighthouse, with some shady spots where you could enjoy a picnic lunch. We just did a drive by while we were in the area. Easy to spot from the road.

[Beth Demme, 06/14/2015]

Lighthouse.

Second Tallest Lighthouse in US

Did not have the chance to go in the lighthouse because the weather was really bad. But you get a rain check, with no expiration date.

[Peggy, 07/24/2014]
Florida's Tallest Lighthouse and Cuban Refugee Boats

The Ponce De Leon Lighthouse is the tallest in Florida and the second tallest in the U.S. It's on a nice piece of land that has several houses that you can tour, also some Cuban Refugee boats you can look at. There is also a neat little scavenger hunt you can do as you tour the inlet. The walk wasn't too bad, but was really steep. The view from the top was amazing.

[Danielle O., 12/02/2012]

Climb 203 steps to the top of the 175-foot-tall lighthouse. Turned on in 1887 and still in operation.

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