See Chincoteague from a new and breath-taking perspective when you climb to the top of Assateague Lighthouse. This historic, Virginia coast light tower has been guiding ships to safety since 1867 and opens its doors to visitors every April.
Few structures are as iconic and evocative as lighthouses. Designed to be visible from great distances, they serve as important warnings and guides to ships at sea.
As navigation, weather prediction, and other technologies have advanced, the number of active lighthouses has declined. In fact, Assateague Lighthouse is one of only 20, east coast lighthouses of its kind still in operation.
Here on Chincoteague, the 142 foot tall lighthouse on our eastern horizon is difficult to miss. Its distinctive red and white tower and unique, double-flash pattern can be seen up to 19 miles out to sea. It’s a photogenic magnet on land, too, drawing curious visitors from all over to see the historic beacon up close.
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