Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse


Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse



Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse






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Constructed in 1907, the lighthouse was illuminated with one vaporized kerosene lamp “I.O.V.”system. In 1932, this was replaced with a 250W bulb and by 1972 was fully automated.  The site was originally 3 keeper's quarters, 3 barns, oil house & boat shed. Today there are 2 keeper's quarters, 2 converted barns & 1 converted radio/generator building.

The Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Society offers tours through their website: http://www.hillsborolighthouse.org/tours.html

Alternatively, the lighthouse may be easily viewed from two locations: West view from the Pompano Beach “Inlet Park”2660 N Hwy. AlA, Pompano Beach or a closer South view from the beach. Enter the beach at East end of NE 16 St., Pompano Beach, or 0.1 mile North from the paved public beach access path along the North edge of the Canada House property. Then walk North to the inlets South jetty, a distance of about 0.4 mile or 0.3 mile respectively. There is no public beach access from Bay Dr.