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St. Marks Lighthouse

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Address: Tallahassee, FL
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Lovely Walk Along the Gulf

While their didn't seem to be much with the light house itself, the areas immediately surrounding it contain great walking trails. We decided to walk along the beach and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
JRBradley
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Mobile, Alabama
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Mobile, Alabama
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While their didn't seem to be much with the light house itself, the areas immediately surrounding it contain great walking trails. We decided to walk along the beach and it was exceptionally pleasant. It would be a great area for fishing.

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Clearwater, Florida
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It sits at the very end of the road near Newport, Florida with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and coastal marshes. This time of year you see many birds also. Always worth the drive and you can enter before sunrise.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is a place everyone needs to see at some point. It's fun for everyone at any age. And, it's cheap!

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Originally completed in 1830, I believe this is the second oldest lighthouse in Florida and it's still working, albeit automated. It's about 10 miles or so from the main road (coastal highway 98), there's a $5 per car entrance fee into the wildlife refuge and a large visitors centre and car park just beyond the toll booth. There's also restroom... More 

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Halifax Region, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Florida's 2nd oldest lighthouse is an absolute treat to visit. Situated on an impressively large natural wildlife refuge, St. Mark's Lighthouse is quite awesome. The landscape it overlooks is quite different from any other lighthouse I've visited (and I've been to quite a few), which I truly didn't appreciate until seeing it from the drone's perspective (see the photos I've... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Very nice park with clean facilities. Park at main entrance to shop the gift store & grab a map if you plan to hike. I totally forgot bug spray but it was not too awful. Really neat lighthouse & the keepers house opens for tours. Check their Facebook page for dates. $5 per vehicle entrance fee. Take a lunch or... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

St. Marks Lighthouse is the 2nd oldest lighthouse in Florida. Completed in 1831, it has survived the Seminole Indian War, Civil War, and several devastating hurricanes. Over the years oil, kerosene, and electricity have powered the lamp which can be seen up to 15 miles. Visit is restricted to grounds only, access through St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Keeper house... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Off the main road about twenty minutes each way, you'll find the St Marks Lighthouse overlooking the gulf. It is a $5 per vehicle entry fee into the site which (as I understand it) goes towards conservation of the area. We arrived just as the weather was turning so we experienced what we described as our first Florida apocalypse. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

It was a beautiful lighthouse but I think it should be open more than just four hours one day a month. We went today when it was suppose to be open but the lighthouse keeper was sick so we couldn't go inside. There should at least be other people that can open the lighthouse when the keeper is sick. We... More 

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Clinton, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Beautiful area. It's a fantastic place to go walking and visiting the light house. You can't go in but there is a lot of out door stuff to do there. Watch for the gators.

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