Hillsboro Inlet Light, Hillsboro Beach

#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in Broward County
Built in 1906-07 by the Russell Wheel & Foundry Company of Detroit, the Hillsboro Lighthouse is located on the end of a 3-acre parcel of land in Hillsboro Beach, FL (26.259314, -80.080804) on the North side of Hillsboro Inlet. First lit on March 7th, 1907, the 142-foot structure’s 2nd-order bivalve Fresnel lens flashes every 20 seconds, emitting a light from its 132-foot focal plane that is considered to be the brightest in the world, measuring 5.5 mega-candles with a beam that can be seen approximately 28 nautical miles.

The Hillsboro Lighthouse may be easily viewed from two locations: West view from the Pompano Beach Inlet Park at 2660 N Highway A1A in Pompano Beach, or a closer South view from the beach, accessed by entering the beach at East end of NE 16 Street, Pompano Beach, or 0.1 mile North from the paved public beach access path along the North edge of the Canada House property. Walk north to the inlets South jetty, a distance of about 0.4 miles or 0.3 miles respectively.

For more information, or to join HLPS, visit www.hillsborolighthouse.org.
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  • If you walked from Fort Lauderdale to the Lighthouse, really great but unfortunately privately you can only look at this Lighthouse from a distance. Otherwise really great
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  • Because secluded cabins and beaches. Water so clear that you can see waves bring in fish right to the beach. A wonder quite getaway with a historical wonder always in sight.
  • We absolutely love this area in the winter. It can be chilly in January and expect ocean breezes. But a chilly day in Florida beats a cold January day up north. The lighthouse is open only on certain days for touring. It sits on Coast Guard owned property and managed by the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse Foundation.

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