"Europa Point lighthouse" Europa Point Tip by Bwana_Brown

Europa Point, Gibraltar: 21 reviews and 55 photos


I always like to see a lighthouse and the one at Europa Point looked like quite a tidy affair, although it was too far away from our bus to allow us enough time to go for a closer look.

This British-designed masonry tower was built on the very southern tip of Gibraltar in 1841 and has a flashing white light at a height of 49 m (161 feet) above sea level, as well as two red lights slightly lower - one steady and the other flashing. With its elevated position, the lighthouse signal can be seen at sea from a distance of 37-kilometres (17 miles). The lighthouse is also equipped with a fog horn for good measure. The site is open to visitors but there is no access to the tower itself. It must look quite impressive from the Mediterranean Sea - with it's sharply dropping cliff in front and both the new Mosque and the Rock itself rising behind it!

Directions: At the tip of Europa Point

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  • Updated Oct 4, 2009
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