There was a lighthouse in this area as early as 1670. This lighthouse replaced the Belle Tout Lighthouse, in operation fron 1828 to 1899. The tower is built of 3,660 tons of Cornish granite. It is just offshore near the foot of a high cliff.
Tower Height: 142
Height of Focal Plane: 103
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 25 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White conical granite tower with central red band, red lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1902
Date Present Tower Built: 1902
Date Automated: 1983
Fog Signal: One blast every 30 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Allchorn Pleasure Boats offers cruises that pass near Beachy Head Lighthouse from May to October. Phone 01323 410606.