Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, Daytona Beach

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    ponce inlet lighthouse

    by doug48 Written Jun 1, 2009

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    the ponce inlet lighthouse was designed by francis h. smith and was built in 1887. this lighthouse is the tallest in florida and the second tallest in the united states. along with the lighthouse is a museum and a small park. you can go up to the top of the lighthouse for a small fee.

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    by dgines Written Nov 4, 2006

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    The 175-foot structure is the second tallest in the US and is still an active light house serving as a faithful giude to Altantic Mariners. The 203 step climb to the top is well worth the journey to get a panoramic view of the Intercoastal Waterway.

    Open daily from 10am - 4 pm.

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    by Krumlovgirl Written Nov 3, 2006

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    Not located in Daytona Beach, but close (12 miles south), the Ponce Inlet light house is a great stop for a daytrip outside the town. Today it is the largest light house in Florida and one of the oldest, best preserved light houses in the United States. From the top, you get a great view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Halifax River. If you're into light house history, there is also a little reconstructed village with living historians. I personally enjoyed the view, although not the long, long lines of stairs going up to the top!

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    Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

    by tatyanap Written Oct 28, 2003

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    Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

    164 feet 6 inches above sea level

    Total Structural Height: 188 feet 6 1/2 inches

    Total Tower Height: 176 feet 6 1/2 inches

    Gallery Deck Height (stopping point for tourists): 140 feet 9 inches

    Gallery Deck Level: walls are 1 1/2 feet thick

    First Level: walls are 8 feet thick

    Foundation: 45 feet wide

    213 steps to the top!!!

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    by tatyanap Written Oct 28, 2003

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    Halfway to the top...

    If you want to climb to the top, be sure to wear comfortable shoes. As you can see, these iron stairs are not "flip-flop friendly". There are 213 steps to the top!

    Also, please don't make young children to climb to the top. When I was was there, one couple really struggled with two toddlers who were terrified of the height and closed space. It is dangerous, too!

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    Climb to the top of Ponce Inlet Lighthouse!

    by tatyanap Written Oct 28, 2003

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    View from the top

    This historic lighthouse is located at the southernmost point of Daytona's 23-mile-long beach. The tower was completed in 1886. It stands 175 feet tall, the second tallest lighthouse in the USA.

    Climbing to the top is a great exercise, especially during the summer! Once you get to the top, the view is gorgeous. And, oh, that breeze!!! :-)

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    Head to the Ponce Inlet...

    by CJD68 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Head to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse a little south of Daytona Beach. Once you pass through the shop, you enter the lighthouse area. Watch a mini-movie on the history of the place, climb the light house or learn about recent water related topics - such as Cuban refugees desperate measures to seek freedom in the USA.

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    Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

    by tatyanap Written Oct 28, 2003
    Back to the earth...

    I have survived! Just kidding -- it was not that difficult! I have truly enjoyed climbing to the top and would do it again anytime.

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