Step back in time to an isolated outpost in the turn of the century. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse offers a one-of-a-kind glimpse into a fascinating seaside sentinel.
Resorted by Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse officially became an historic landmark in 1998. Receiving over 170,000 visitors each year, it is considered one of the best preserved and most authentic lighthouse stations in existence today.
At 175 feet in height, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest in the state, and has earned its title of one of the tallest masonry lighthouse in the country – second only to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina.
Take the 203 steps to the top of one of history’s most statuesque towers, where the breezes waft salty sea air and your perch offers magnificent views of the World’s Most Famous Beach and its surrounding inlets and waterways.
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse outbuildings are now home to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Museum, featuring captivating exhibits on area history, lighthouse keepers and their families and one of the most complete restored lens collections in the world. Group tours of this historic icon are available by appointment and led by knowledgeable volunteers who explain what it was actually like to live and work there.
Like many glorious sites and intriguing attractions in and around New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is just a short drive away from Sandpiper Condominiums.