West Cape Lighthouse

Along with the lights at Althorpe Island and Cape Spencer, West Cape lighthouse guides ships safely into Spencer Gulf.

History

Constructed of stainless steel and build in 1980, there was no light at this point beforehand.

 

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Althorpe Island (Lead)

Althorpe Island (Lead)
Pondalowie Bay Rd, Inneston SA 5577, Australia
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West Cape

Go to West Cape

West Cape
Unnamed Road, Inneston SA 5577, Australia

Go to West Cape

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Althorpe Island

Althorpe Island
Pondalowie Bay Rd, Inneston SA 5577, Australia
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Wardang Island

Wardang Island
Unnamed Road, South Australia 5573, Australia
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Cape Spencer

Cape Spencer
Cape Spencer Rd, Inneston SA 5577, Australia
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Corny Point

Corny Point
368 Lighthouse Rd, Corny Point SA 5575, Australia
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Troubridge Hill

Troubridge Hill
90 Clan Ranald Rd, Honiton SA 5576, Australia
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Troubridge Shoal

Troubridge Shoal
93 Sultana Point Rd, Sultana Point SA 5583, Australia
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Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide
2A McLaren Parade, Port Adelaide SA 5015, Australia
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Port Adelaide (Heritage)

Port Adelaide (Heritage)
Unit 6/26-28 S Australia One Dr, North Haven SA 5018, Australia
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Marino Rocks

Marino Rocks

Marino Rocks
Marino Rocks Lighthouse, 40 Bundarra Rd, Marino SA 5049, Australia

Marino Rocks

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Wonga Shoal

Wonga Shoal
Wonga Shoal, South Australia, Australia
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Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis
Wonga Shoal, South Australia, Australia
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Keepers

This lighthouse was never manned.

Access

The lighthouse grounds are open all year round. The tower is not open to the public. A forty minute cliff top walk in Innes National Park will take you to the lighthouse incorporating the 360° viewing platform with views of West Cape, Pondalowie Bay and Marion Bay Township.

Tours

No tours are available.

Links

Lighthouses of Yorke Peninsula

Technical Details

First Exhibited1980
Architect
StatusActive
LocationLatitude: 35° 14.6740' S
Longitude: 136° 49.4380' E
Current OpticChance Bros. 400mm f.r. catadioptric drum
DemannedBuilt as an unmanned light
ConstructionRound metal tower, white NAL1 lantern
Height9 m
Elevation67 m
RangeNom: 12 nm Geo: 21 nm
CharacterFl. W. (2) in 6 secs
Intensity4,100 cd
Light Source12V 35W C8 Halogen
Power SourceSolar Conversion: 7/5/86
OperatorAMSA
NotesAs at October 2016

  NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.