Thirty lighthouses are now located throughout the Sunshine State. (Historically, there were up to 65, at one time! So many are gone now, due to weathering elements' attacks.)3 Why is it worth planning to see Florida lighthouses?
Florida lighthouses are both historic and encompass a wonderful trip around the state. This peninsula, after all, has 1,350 miles of coastline. That's the second-most of all the states in the United States.2
European explorers seeking riches for their homelands began arriving to Florida in the early 1500s. Thus Spanish ships were the first to come to these coastal waters.1 The Florida coast doesn't have towering rocky submersions by towering cliffs to worry about. Instead it has two geographical features which can pose shipping dangers: 1) The north-flow of the Gulf Stream parallels near the coast, and 2) Reefs line the Florida coast.3
You'd probably like to know which Florida lighthouses you can actually enter. So you can take a tour, climb the tower, look around. Here they are, traveling in an orderly fashion.
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