Lighthouses are a testament to ingenuity of human beings. They were built on some of the most exposed areas on earth and over the course of decades (and in some cases, centuries) they withstood hurricanes, ice storms and 80-foot ocean waves and brought sailors home to safe harbour. (Which is more than we can say for these structures reclaimed by nature.) And to think lighthouse keepers used to live through all those intense weather systems! Today most lighthouses are controlled electronically but there’s still a certain mysticism to them, which is why they’re such popular tourist attractions.
Whether you’re in France, Portugal, England, Ireland, Iceland, Canada, the USA or any other coastal region on earth, you’re sure to find sightseeing guides who are more than happy to show you these beautiful structures. Just be sure to go on a calm day.