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Name: Selvagem Grande Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Funchal, , Portugal

Location: Island about 180 miles southeast of Madeira Island.

Managing Organization:
Lighthouse Service, Naval Department

The Ilhas Selvagens (Savage Islands), consisting of two groups of rocky islands, are located about halfway between Madeira Island and the Canary Islands; they form a protected bird sanctuary. The lighthouse on Selvagem Grande, formerly tended by two lightkeepers, is now automated.

Tower Height: 33

Height of Focal Plane: 535

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 4 seconds, visible for 13 miles.

Description of Tower: Tower with red and white bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1977

Date Present Tower Built: 1977

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.


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