Lighthouses of The Southeastern United States

Oak Island Lighthouse, Caswell Beach, North Carolina

One of my favorite subjects to photograph is lighthouses. As I travel around the southeast, I try to make it a point to visit and shoot lighthouses in those areas. For several of these lighthouses, I had to take a boat tour or ferry ride to get close enough to get the shots.

Here are a few of those shots-

Bald Head Lighthouse, known as “Old Baldy,” is the oldest lighthouse still standing in North Carolina


Hunting Island Lighthouse, Hunting Island, South Carolina. Hunting Island received its name because it was once used for hunting deer, raccoon and waterfowl.
Charleston, South Carolina lighthouse, Sullivan’s Island


The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located 10 miles south of Daytona Beach, Florida, in the Town of Ponce Inlet. Situated on the north bank of Ponce Inlet where the Halifax and Indian Rivers flow into the Atlantic Ocean, the light was exhibited for the first time on November 1, 1887


Biloxi Lighthouse and Robinson-Maloney-Dantzler House, Biloxi, Mississippi


Morris Island Lighthouse as seen from north end of Folly Beach, South Carolina. The Morris Island lighthouse is now completely surrounded by water but was once sitting on a good sized island with numerous buildings around it. The lighthouse was completed in 1876 and was the second lighthouse to be built on the island. Note that you can see the Sullivan Island lighthouse in the distance.



Anclote Key Lighthouse viewed from Odyssey Cruise Boat near Anclote Key. The lighthouse was constructed in 1887, and first lighted on September 15, 1887. Odyssey offers cruises from Tarpon Springs for a 2 hour trip down the Anclote River into the Gulf of Mexico
Old St. Johns Lighthouse, Mayport, Florida, erected circa 1858, as seen from Mayport Presbyterian Church, nicknamed “The Lighthouse Church,” in the village of Mayport, Florida. (Note: the lighthouse sits “behind the gate” of Mayport Naval Station.)

You can view more photos of those lighthouses, and look around my entire photo collection at my galleries at Photography by Allen Forrest. I would love it if you took a look!

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