California Lighthouse

  1. Home
  2. Destination Guide
  3. California Lighthouse


Built in 1910 by a French architect, the California Lighthouse is named for the wreck of a vessel called California, which occurred nearly two decades prior. While the eponymous steamship was made famous for receiving and dismissing the SOS calls made by the Titanic just a few years before its own demise, the lighthouse earned its reputation for a more pleasant reason, namely by offering stunning panoramic views of the island and its rocky northern coastline. The interior of the lighthouse is closed to the public though the scenic landmark is well worth visiting nonetheless. After gazing out onto stone flats and azure waters, stop by the adjacent restaurant, aptly named La Trattoria el Faro Blanco, or "The White Lighthouse."

Location:  North End of L.G. Smith Boulevard

Business hours:  Mo-Su 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.