Tower Height: 102
Height of Focal Plane: 80
Characteristic and Range: White, green or red light (depends on direction), occulting twice every 20 seconds.
Description of Tower: Cylindrical granite tower with white and red bands, topped by helipad.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1785
Date Present Tower Built: 1859
Date Automated: 1994
Optics: Second order Fresnel lens still in use.
Fog Signal: Automatic horn, two blasts every 30 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
The lighthouse can be seen from Needles Park in Alum Bay.