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Introduction
Established in 1499, North Foreland Lighthouse marks the Southerly entrance to the River Thames and warns mariners of the treacherous Margate Roads. North Foreland was the last manned lighthouse in the United Kingdom when it was converted to automatic operation in November 1998.

Location
North Foreland is located 1.2 miles north of Broadstairs on the B2052 coastal road, close to Joss Bay.

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Parking
Parking is available in public roads close to the Lighthouse. There is also a car park at Joss Bay.

Opening Times

Easter - 21 Jul

11-5
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(Open Bank Holidays)

22 July -
31 August
11-5
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September 11-5
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Opening times may vary subject to operational requirements.

Admission Prices

Adults £2.00
Senior Citizens £1.50
Children £1.00
Family Ticket £5.00

Contact Details
t: 01843 587765
e: [email protected]

Groups
Please phone in advance for group bookings.

Visits for groups of 10 or more can be arranged thoughout the year.

Safety
A minimum height of 1 metre is required for entry to the lighthouse. Anyone suffering from vertigo, heart or respiratory conditions is advised not to undertake a tour.

Specifications

Established 1499
Height of Tower 26 metres
Height of Light above Mean High Water 57 metres
Automated 1998
Electrified 1920
Lamp 3 KW
Optic 1st order Catadioptric fixed lens
Character 5 red and white flashes every 20 seconds
Range of Light White 19 sea miles
Red sector (150 -181 ) 16 sea miles.
Red sector (181 - 200 ) 15 sea miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tours of North Foreland Lighthouse are organised by the East Kent Maritime Trust under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.

www.EKMT.fsnet.co.uk

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