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

4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL
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.
Summer daily 10-8, off-season 10-5. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $7, 3-11 $2
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Second Tallest Lighthouse in US

Check out the website. Once a month on the full moon they have a private event where you and a group of others (Around 20) get a tour and lesson of the grounds. Then you get to walk up where they have snacks and drinks on the top. Costs extra, but worth it.

[Craig, 01/14/2020]


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]


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]


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]


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]

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