For many years, sailors depended on beacons of light from lighthouses along the shore for their very survival. Although lighthouses are used less frequently today due to GPS and other technology devices, they are still very much an important part of our country’s history. Not only do they still serve tangible purposes like direction and distance markers but they also have sentimental value for those residing near large bodies of water. Lucky for you a great place to tour some of the most picturesque lighthouses in the country is right here in Florida.

Famous Florida Lighthouses

  • The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse: 12 miles south of Daytona Beach is home to the tallest lighthouse in Florida, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.  It is made of red brick and has a distinct black top at the top. Historical tours of this lighthouse and the grounds are available all year round.
  • St. Augustine Lighthouse: Also found around Daytona Beach in St. Augustine, Florida, is the St. Augustine Lighthouse on the north end of Anastasia Island. This lighthouse has a red top and a spiral black and white color down its body. This is also open to the public for touring.
  • Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse: Getting closer to Fort Lauderdale you will find the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse in Jupiter, Florida. Not only can you tour this city landmark there is also a historical museum and gift shop available.
  • Hillsboro Lighthouse: If you are staying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida do not miss this opportunity to visit the Hillsboro Lighthouse. The Hillsboro Lighthouse has a neat history, as it started helping mariners find their ways back in 1907.  As you may have guessed there is no better way to view this lighthouse than from the water, so contact American Watersports and take their famous Hillsboro Lighthouse stand up paddle board tour, you can also visit this aquatic landmark on your jet ski rental.
Visiting the different Florida lighthouses can be a fun, educational and memorable trip for your whole family. These historic sites can lead to surprising adventures as well as great photo opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to not only drive to these places but also travel by water on a stand up paddle board tour or jet ski rental. American Watersports is located in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and other surrounding Florida areas. We supply jet ski rentals, stand up paddle board rentals, kayak and sail boat rentals at an affordable price. We also offer the opportunity for your family to take a stand up paddle board tour or a 16 mile jet ski tour across the ocean. Call us at 954-9461811 for more information, specials, membership, or general inquiries today!