Lighthouses are used to warn ships away from dangerous coastline, reefs and shoals. They have been used for centuries and today there are more than 1000 lighthouses around the world. Lighthouses have played an important role in many people’s lives for centuries – as beacons to guide the way home or warn ships away from hazardous waters. The ones featured on this list of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world will leave you feeling relaxed as you enjoy their picturesque surroundings.

Kermorvan Lighthouse

Kermorvan Lighthouse was built in 1849 and is located in the Finistere region of Brittany in Northern France. This amazing structure is situated on a rocky peninsula of the Pointe de Kermorvan and is considered to be the westernmost lighthouse in France.

Eldred Rock Lighthouse

Eldred Rock Lighthouse is the oldest original lighthouse in Alaska, USA. The lighthouse is located on the remote island of St. Paul, this structure was erected in 1864 and has been named as a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1905, it is the only surviving octagonal-frame lighthouse from those build at the time.

Cape Miseno Lighthouse

This stunning Italian lighthouse was originally built in the early 19th century but unfortunately, during WWII, the lighthouse was completely destroyed by bombings, it was later rebuilt in 1948. Although not the original lighthouse, you can still admire its beauty today that has a more modern structure. The charms of its surroundings still have not changed and it is a great one to add to your bucket list.

Tarbat Ness Lighthouse

The first time its beacon shone was in 1830 and since then light of the Tarbat Ness Lighthouse has been guiding ships along the Scottish coastline. On the edge of popular fishing village, Portmahomack, this Scottish striped lighthouse is eye-catching.

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