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Visiting and photographing Florida lighthouses are celebrated hobbies and popular travel destinations, as the buildings are maintained as tourist attractions. This article lists many of the best-known lighthouses in the State of Florida.
Lighthouses have long warned sailors about rocky coastlines or signaled to them that land was near. Since Florida is surrounded by sea to its south, east, and west, there are many lighthouses along the coastline of the state. Many of these lighthouses are now museums.
National Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend is celebrated in the US on the first weekend of August, and International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend is celebrated on the third weekend.
Many lighthouses are open to the public and amateur radio operators often communicate between them on these days.
This is the northwestern part of the state — the southern side of the Florida panhandle is the Gulf of Mexico coastline.
This area is east of the Panhandle, and is closer to the Atlantic Ocean.
Standing at the very top (the exposed section) of the lighthouse can be very dangerous, since if you fell off the side or a strong wind took you off the structure you would have a long way to fall.