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  Porthcawl lighthouse
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  • Porthcawl lighthouse - Porthcawl
      Porthcawl lighthouse
    by Myfanwe
  • Porthcawl Lighthouse - Porthcawl

Porthcawl lighthouse is located at the end of the breakwater on Porthcawl Point, an area locally known as 'the pier'. It was constructed in 1860 and is active to this day. It shines a continuous white light over the entrance to the channel and red or green to the sides. Up until recently the lighthouse was powered by gas, it was converted to electric power in 1997. The tower is closed to the public but you can walk along the breakwater to get a closer look at the lighthouse although this should only be done when weather conditions are favourable.

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  • Written Oct 7, 2009
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