Ponce De Leon Lighthouse

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127, United States, Daytona Beach
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3867611821
  • Ticket Price: 7 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Light House, Family And Kids, Architecture , Neighborhoods

Ponce De Leon Lighthouse - Review

The Ponce de Leon Lighthouse tower was constructed in the year 1887. Tragically, Chief Engineer Orville E. Babcock and three others drowned in the inlet during its construction. A serene structure, the lighthouse was fully automated in the late 1953. Today, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is listed as an operational private aid to navigation. Boasting of a footfall of over 170,000 people each year, the lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark in the year 1998. Within the lighthouse is a museum which offers a treasure-trove of sights, sounds and experiences for young and old alike.

Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Information

  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the historic grounds.
  • Water bottles, food, and backpacks are prohibited; however, water fountains are located throughout the Light Station.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
  • Running, jumping, and climbing on or around the historic structures is not allowed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Proper footwear should be worn while climbing the tower. Proper footwear includes closed toed shoes with non-slip soles, and low heels. Flip flops, sandals, and high heeled shoes are not recommended.
  • Anyone throwing objects from the tower (or down the interior) will be escorted from the museum immediately. 
  • The Lighthouse is home to a variety of indigenous animal species. Many of these animals are protected by state and federal law. For the safety of all Lighthouse guests and wildlife, do not pick-up or physically harass any wildlife during your visit.

Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Ticket Prices

  • Adults: USD 6.95
  • Children(11 and under): USD 1.95
  • Infants (newly born to 2): Free

Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Opening and Closing Hours

  • Fall, Winter, & Spring Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  (Day after Labor Day to Day before Memorial Day, last admission at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Summer Hours of Operation: Open 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  (Memorial Day to Labor Day, last admission at 8:00 p.m.)

How To reach Ponce De Leon Lighthouse by Public Transport

  • Peninsula & Sailfish Ib bus stop
  • Sea Critter Docks Ib bus stop
  • Marine Science Center bus stop

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TripHobo Highlights for Ponce De Leon Lighthouse

  • Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Address: 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127, United States, Daytona Beach
  • Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Contact Number: +1-3867611821
  • Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Price: 7 USD
  • Best time to visit Ponce De Leon Lighthouse(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ponce De Leon Lighthouse: 02:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponce_Inlet,_Florida
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ponce De Leon Lighthouse

  • 95% of people who visit Daytona Beach include Ponce De Leon Lighthouse in their plan

  • 67.38% of people start their Ponce De Leon Lighthouse visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ponce De Leon Lighthouse

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94.54% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ponce De Leon Lighthouse

People normally club together Lighthouse Point Park and Marine Science Center while planning their visit to Ponce De Leon Lighthouse.

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Ponce De Leon Lighthouse, Daytona Beach Reviews

  • It was a great time. The lighthouse was a long way to the top but well worth the climb. The view was awesome. If you love history then this will be a place for you. All the other buildings around the lighthouse and the lighthouse were very well preserved. All the artifacts in and around the grounds had the information and the history of the the items. We loved it and plan to return.

  • Nice exhibits, great view of the inlet and the Daytona raceway beach. The lighthouse was closed when we first got there due to lightning, but opened soon after the weather cleared up so we got to go up. It's quite a climb. I enjoyed the accomplishment of being at the top of Florida's tallest lighthouse. There is a nice exhibit of lighthouse lenses. There are two first order lenses on display, the Cape Canaveral lens and the original lens for the Ponce De Leon inlet lighthouse. There are several buildings on site that represent the living arrangements and equipment on site. This lighthouse is actually in use as a navigation aid, which makes it even more interesting to ascend.

  • The lighthouse museum is well kept and nice way to walk through the pass. They offer military discounts to the museum and if in groups you can get other passes. Just ask the helpful staff. The steps in the museum are at a high incline, but you can rest at each level. The breeze and view at the top is the treat...if lucky and timed right, I can imagine the view of a launch would be amazing.

  • The lighthouse view was lovely. The climb up was hot in July but there are landings to rest along the way and the breeze at the top cools folks off. The historical displays in the buildings are very interesting. The gift shop was interesting and had nice items. The photo I added is a photo taken just after sunset.

  • Very beautiful lighthouse. Both the lighthouse and the grounds around the area are well kept, and that is great. And the community around there looks great as well. Plus the gift shop has plenty of items for people to purchase. All in all, it is a great place for lighthouse lovers to visit.

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