The lighthouse replaced a day beacon erected in 1865.
Tower Height: 89
Height of Focal Plane: 82
Characteristic and Range: Two red flashes every 10 seconds; range 18 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical masonry tower with a black lantern; dwelling adjacent.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1903
Date Present Tower Built: 1902-03
Date Automated: 2001
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Access to the remote lighthouse is possible from Salin de Giraud by a long hike on dunes that are often eroded by the sea. (Access by all-terrain vehicles is also said to be possible.)
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