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Name: Beachy Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Eastbourne, East Sussex, , United Kingdom

Location: Sussex Downs, southeast England, three miles southeast of Eastbourne.


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Photo: John Mobbs
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Managing Organization:
Trinity House

Website: http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/interactive/gallery/beachy_head.html

Notes:
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.

Directions:
Allchorn Pleasure Boats offers cruises that pass near Beachy Head Lighthouse from May to October. Phone 01323 410606.

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