Visit The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
If you love the coast, you might also have a fascination with lighthouses like we do. I grew up on an island on the West Coast and have always had a fondness for the beacon of light that kept seafarers safe, before there was ever GPS navigation systems.
The Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998 and receives over 140,000 visitors each year. The lighthouse tower and museum are located 10 miles south of Daytona Beach and are open to the public year round. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and one of the tallest masonry lighthouses in the country.
The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is open to the public seven days a week with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Hours of Operation:
- Labor Day to Memorial Day: Open from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. (last admission at 5:00)
- Memorial Day to Labor Day: Open from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. (last admission at 8:00)
- Daily Admission Rates: $5 for adults and $1.50 for children (11 and under). Infants (NB – 2) are admitted free of charge with paid parent/guardian. Active Military discounts do apply.
- Please call the Lighthouse at (386) 761-1821 for more information.
If you think it’s a little freaky looking up the staircase… You don’t want to look down! The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and one of the tallest masonry lighthouses in the country. If you don’t like heights or small spaces, climbing to the top may not be for you.
After climbing the 203 steps to the top of the 175 foot tower, you will be amazed by the views of the World’s Most Famous Beach, Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach and surrounding inland waterways from the lighthouse gallery deck.