Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Photos and article by Bonnie Alexander

Well, I’ve lived here in central Florida many years, and I just recently made my first trip to Lighthouse Point Park and also Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Museum. (for shame, for shame!) I was just delighted and I’ll be going back again soon!

First, driving thru the town of Ponce Inlet is a pleasure. Its beautiful, clean and a cozy place.  Finally the destination…Lighthouse Point Park. Absolutely gorgeous. The people that you pass are friendly, the water is beautiful, and it’s peaceful and quiet. There is plenty of area to sunbath, fish, enjoy the ocean, or walk, and walk some more.

And at $3.50 a carload, it’s a bargain if you ask me.

And speaking of bargains, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Museum is an affordable historical Florida attraction, and the 100,000+ visitors each year can attest to that! There’s plenty to see and learn.  Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998 and open year round, the tower and museum are just 12 miles south of Daytona Beach.  This Lighthouse is Florida’s tallest as well as one of the tallest in the nation. Visitors can climb the 175-foot-tall lighthouse tower (you just gotta) and the view from the top is spectacular! You can view the Florida coastline and Halifax River from Daytona Beach to New Smyrna Beach.