St. Marks Lighthouse
St. Marks Lighthouse
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This 80-foot tower features a giant reflector lens and is the perfect spot for weddings.
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles225 reviews
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Deb C
Milton, DE255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
So, in order to visit this lighthouse you must drive thru St Marks NWR which is equally awesome.
The road is newly paved and there are clean restrooms as well as a well stocked gift shop. The staff at the gift shop are very knowledgeable and will stamp your Lighthouse Passport book for you.
Unfortunately we couldn’t spend a great amount of time exploring around the lighthouse as the rain just wouldn’t quit
A must do event
Written February 20, 2023
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DebMey11
Clayton, CA532 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
Even on a weather driven day it was beautiful to visit this historic lighthouse! It is set in a beautiful refuse filled with alligators and incredible birds. Walking trails are all around as well. And, you can put your toes in the Gulf.
Written April 25, 2021
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Gequita R
Nashville, TN603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
We visited the St. Mark’s wildlife refuge and of course we went to the Lighthouse. We couldn’t go inside the Lighthouse so we walked along a short trail and my grandbabies played along the edge of the edge of the water (all during 36 degree weather in Florida... LOL). It a beautiful place to visit.
Written December 27, 2020
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boxshop
Norfolk, VA6,343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful tour through the national park. The lighthouse was incredible. The butterflies especially the Monarchs were plentiful and gorgeous. We saw 2 large dolphins playing close to shore. We saw a single Flamingo today they say has been here since hurricane Michael. Beautiful and lonely. Well worth the visit.
Written October 8, 2021
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Earnest C
Tallahassee, FL17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The lighthouse is a great stop, but the drive and the surrounding natural beauty is worth just as much. It is unspoiled Florida at its best. And if you haven't already, read the book Annihilation before you go. Knowing that the lighthouse and surrounding scenery was the basis for the story will give your visit an entirely different feel!
Written March 31, 2020
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Old Panther
Bainbridge, GA288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
After wanting to visit this landmark for years, I planned an trip when the weather would be a beautiful clear blue sky day. Glad we did! It was very pretty from several angles against that sky! Only problem was we couldn’t “go up” the stairs. There was a notice telling the few days when it would be open for that BUT if it was listed on the website, I missed it! Probably would have even added to the nice visit to this historic site dating back to well before the Civil War - of which it played a significant part in. Surrounding area is nice including a visitors center to it and the wildlife area. We didn’t go prepared for hiking but there are tons of trails for those who wish to do so! And the surrounding area adjacent to the lighthouse site is very pretty and interesting. Only saw a few birds but was not early or late which would’ve probably had more! And again the “hiking” would no doubt result in more wildlife potential sittings. Perhaps on a return visit and when the entrance to the actual lighthouse is also opened! Highly recommend a visit! We really enjoyed ours!
Written May 5, 2023
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Sharon DeWitt
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This attraction is closed. Plus lots of bugs that bite. Keep your mouth closed if you go there. The lighthouse itself is very picturesque but not worth getting out of the car for, unless you want to hike. Beware of the bugs.
Written May 10, 2022
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joyous-traveler2015
Navarre, FL136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The only thing that would have made the visit to the lighthouse better is if we could have climbed to the top. Lovely lighthouse and wonderful docents who answered all our questions and know so much about the history of this stuction. If you go to this lighthouse make sure you plan some time to take a walk or two to see all the wonderful wildlife.
Written February 13, 2024
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Cathie M
Webster, FL16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The lighthouse is being preserved at this time. We missed the only day that they were actually going to let visitors into keepers quarters. The setting is so peaceful right at the waters edge in the wild life area. There are benches to sit and take it all in. An untouched piece of Florida. Well worth a trip .
Written July 5, 2023
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bli1220
Eustis, FL305 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
This was beautiful location. Only sad part is the inside was closed because of Covid. Would loved to have gone inside. Even the gift store at visitor store was closed -been this way for over 2 years. When all other businesses are opening so should this park. Still worth drive to check this out.
Written April 14, 2022
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