Sombrero Key Lighthouse

Sombrero Key Lighthouse


Active: Yes

Characteristics: Five-group flashing white every 60-seconds with three red sectors.

Height: 156 feet, 133 steps

DayMark: Brown, octagonal, pyramidal skeletal tower

Lens: Original: First-order fixed Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute 1858. Present: Veg VRB-25 rotating beacon. Focal Plane: 142 feet.

Construction: Builders: George Gordon Meade. I. P. Morris company in Philadelphia fabricated the ironwork. Screwpile, skeletal tower constructed of wrought iron and wood.

24 37 36 N
81 06 36 W

Operated by: United States Coast Guard

Visit Status: Closed to public

Facilities: None, no handicap access

Visitor Info: Approachable by boat from Marathon and can be seen from land at Sombrero Beach State Park. The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has been formed to promote the establishment of a lighthouse museum with future lighthouse tours and access.

Contact Info:
Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 1517
Key West, FL 33041