A light was first exhibited at North Foreland, Broadstairs in 1499, but the first real lighthouse was built by Sir John Meldrum in 1636. The lighthouse consisted of a two Read more [...]
Nearest Lighthouses Kent
Lighthouses may now be automated but they still provide a critically important service to shipping. Our Lighthouse category brings all Coast Radar’s Kent listings related to lighthouses together, where most are positioned also in stunning and often rugged coastal landscapes.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Kent day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the lighthouse links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Kent activity.
Dungeness lies at the southernmost point of Kent and is an enormous flat of sand and shingle which has been a hazard to shipping for hundreds of years. Dungeness Lighthouse Read more [...]
South Foreland Lighthouse is a distinctive Victorian lighthouse on the White Cliffs of Dover. Site of Marconi’s wireless experiments and Faraday’s first electrically-powered light. Climb the 73 steps for spectacular Read more [...]