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Cape Northumberland Lighthouse Ruins

The Cape Northumberland Lighthouse Ruins in Port MacDonnell is a popular landmark of the Limestone Coast area.

Built back in 1882, this beacon was erected on a scenic location that provides visitors with breathtaking views of the sea, rocks, and the rugged coastline.

Cape Northumberland Lighthouse Ruins, History & Location, Port Macdonnell

The lighthouse was initially built as a replacement to the first lighthouse which was built in 1858. It initially featured three-light faces: red, white, and green. Unfortunately, the first lighthouse was built on a narrow site and was wat too close to the edge of the cliff, which exposed it to erosion. Because of this, it only survived 23 years.

After this, the new Cape Northumberland Lighthouse was built some 400 meters to the east, and the local authorities had the old lighthouse demolished – although some of its remains can still be seen.

The Cape Northumberland Lighthouse Ruins location is known for scenic rock formations which resemble a rhino, crocodile, frog, camel, and lobster, among others. The Map of Australia reef can also be seen from here.

From the lighthouse, there are several other great attractions to explore nearby. Take a drive along the coast to Finger Point; home to stunning beaches and surf breaks. The Admella Shipwreck Trail is also worth visiting.

Address
174 Lighthouse Rd
Port Macdonnell, SA

Opening Hours
Open 24 hours

Phone Number
(08) 8721 0444

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