The red lighthouse on Texel is located at the northernmost tip of the Dutch island. At 46 m., after climbing the 118 steps, you will have a magnificent view over the Wadden Sea, the neighbouring island Vlieland and Den Helder, on the mainland. The lighthouse was built in 1864.
This lighthouse is located in Pilsum, on the coast of the German Northern Sea in East Frisia. It’s cute red and yellow stripes fit perfectly fine into the surrounding of green dikes and flatland. The lighthouse can be visited, though tickets need to be organised in advance. It’s also very famous as some movies of a popular German comedian have been shot here.
The Butt of Lewis Lighthouse is as north as you can go in the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. As you stand at the lighthouse and look out, there is nothing between you and the USA and the Arctic. This lighthouse also has a mention in the Guinness Book of Records for being the windiest place in the UK.
The Cape Spear Lighthouse is located in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. What makes it the best is that it is located at the Easternmost point of Canada and North America. This means that this Lighthouse is physically where Canada begins…or ends, depending on which way you are going.
Cape Hatteras can be found at the tip of the Outer Banks islands in North Carolina, USA. The drive alone is worth the trip, past rolling dunes and crashing waves. Those who reach this 1870s striped lighthouse are rewarded with a short climb and gorgeous surrounding ocean views.
Peggy’s Point Lighthouse in the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s most famous lighthouses. Situated on the south shore, this century-old beauty has become legendary for its scenic location and the crashing waves off its shores.
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