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Introduction
Southwold Lighthouse stands in the middle of the historic resort of Southwold, in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. The Lighthouse provides a waymark for vessels navigating the East Coast and guides vessels making for Southwold Harbour.

Location
Southwold is situated at the end of the A1095, 4 miles from the A12 at Blythburgh or 4.5 miles from Wrentham via the B1127

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Parking
Parking is available on public roads close to the Lighthouse. Car parks are also located at the pier and harbour.

Opening Times

Date Time
Day
April
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October
2pm
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4.30pm
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We
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Sa
Su
   
Plus Bank Holidays

Opening times may vary subject to operation requirements.

Admission Prices

Adults £2.50
Children £1.50
Family Ticket £7.00

Contact Details
01502 722576

Groups
Please phone in advance for group bookings.

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 1889
Height of Tower 31 metres
Height of Light above Mean High Water 37 metres
Automated 1938
Electrified 1938
Lamp 3 x 12v 90 Watt Osram Halostar
Optic 1st order 920mm focal length,
Catadioptric fixed lens
Character White and red group flashing 4 times every 20 seconds
Intensity 17,100 candela (white light)
Range of Light White main light (215°-001°) 16 sea miles
red light (204°-215° & 001°-032.5°) 12 sea miles
Fog Signal Character Sounds once every 60 seconds

Tours of Southwold Lighthouse are organised by Southwold Millennium Foundation under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.