Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse
Our mission today is to promote the history of the Hillsboro Lighthouse Station and the Hillsboro Inlet area through preservation of structures and artifacts, education and public access tours.
While in the Fort Lauderdale area be sure to plan a trip to the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, the towering 137' iron lighthouse located on the north side of Hillsboro Inlet in Hillsboro Beach, Florida.
This lighthouse was first established in 1907 and worked to aid mariners to safety with the light of its Fresnel Lens. The light marks the northern limit of the Florida Reef, as well.
There are several tours offered in which you can explore the lighthouse, such as the Pompano Beach or Lauderdale By The Sea Appreciation Tours, which each leave the Sands dock for a 1-hour round trip exploration. Once you are at the lighthouse please note that you must wear closed-toe footwear and that any children visiting must be at least 4 feet tall. It is considered to be a physically challenging climb of 175 steps, gaining 130 vertical feet to the top. it is often very hot inside as well, so be prepared.
There is also a small museum on-site that is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.