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America's Most Beautiful Lighthouses

Let these iconic beacons guide you to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the U.S.! Here, Budget Travel readers share their favorite lighthouses, each with an amazing location and the romance of seafaring days.

By Budget Travel Readers, Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013, 11:00 AM

Source Article: America's Most Beautiful Lighthouses

Maine Lighthouse

"Sunset at a lighthouse near Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine."

(Courtesy cmiller29/myBudgetTravel)

Hawaii Lighthouse

"Makapu'u Point is not your normal hike on Oahu. Halfway up the steep path, there's a lookout where I noticed a great view of the Lighthouse."

(Courtesy Edward Bell/myBudgetTravel)

Alaska Lighthouse

"A photo of a lighthouse on the Alaska coastline, taken while on our cruise."

(Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)

Maine Lighthouse

"The Cape Neddick ('Nubble') Lighthouse in York, Maine."

(Courtesy lrmarciano/myBudgetTravel)

St. Augustine lighthouse, Florida

"The staircase leading to the observation deck at the St. Augustine Lighthouse in Florida contains 219 stairs and several landings—but it's still worth the climb."

(Courtesy jeffok714/myBudgetTravel)

St. Augustine, Florida Lighthouse

"Strolling the beach along St. Augustine, Florida, I took this picture of the Lighthouse between the sand dunes."

(Courtesy JackChason/myBudgetTravel)

South Pier Light, South Haven, Michigan Lighthouse

"A view of the South Pier Lighthouse in South Haven, Michigan."

(Courtesy Vonelle Viajera/myBudgetTravel)

Fox River Lighthouse, Geneva, Illinois

"A jogger on a foggy summer morning near the Fox River Lighthouse in Geneva, Illinois."

(Courtesy laminarwind/myBudgetTravel)

Yerba Buena Lighthouse, San Francisco

"Inside the Yerba Buena Lighthouse in San Francisco."

(Courtesy gpkbrand/myBudgetTravel)

 Kilauea Lighthouse, Kuai, Hawaii

 "A view of Kilauea Lighthouse on the island of Kauai in Hawaii."

(Courtesy johnjaneelliott/myBudgetTravel)

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minn

"Split Rock Lighthouse State Park in Minnesota."

(Courtesy waltmustang/myBudgetTravel)

Diamond Head Lighthouse, Oahu, Hawaii

"Sunset at Diamond Head Lighthouse, Oahu, Hawaii."

(Courtesy paulhurd/myBudgetTravel)

Portland Head Light in Maine

"Portland Head Light in Maine, taken while on a late September New England-and-Canada cruise."

(Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)

Lake Eerie, NY

"The lighthouse outside my hotel room window in Lake Erie, New York."

(Courtesy walrusluver39/myBudgetTravel)

Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon

"Heceta Head Lighthouse, as seen from Highway 101 in Oregon."

(Courtesy Vonelle Viajera/myBudgetTravel)

Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

"On a hike to the Diamond Head summit, we took in views of the Waikiki urbanscape facing the sea."

(Courtesy pikturero/myBudgetTravel)

Point Bonita Lighthouse, Sausalito, Calif

"Point Bonita Lighthouse in Sausalito, California."

(Courtesy DallysMom/myBudgetTravel)

Cape Lookout Lighthouse, North Carolina

"Cape Lookout Lighthouse in North Carolina."

(Courtesy johnjaneelliott/myBudgetTravel)

Ledge Light, New London, Conn

"A view of the New London Ledge Lighthouse in Connecticut."

(Courtesy coolcameragirl/myBudgetTravel)

The lighthouse at Pigeon Point, south of San Francisco

"The Pigeon Point Lighthouse, south of San Francisco."

(Courtesy markalbrent/myBudgetTravel)

Lake Michigan sunrise

"Sunrise on Lake Michigan."

(Courtesy waltmustang/myBudgetTravel)

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is just south of Cocoa Beach, Florida

"The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is just south of Cocoa Beach in Florida."

(Courtesy bobcat812/myBudgetTravel)

Historic Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Penobscot Bay, Rockland, Maine

"This is an aerial view of our historic Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Penobscot Bay, Rockland, Maine."

(Courtesy shari closter/myBudgetTravel)

Patos Island Lighthouse, San Juan Islands, Washington

"Patos Island Lighthouse on the San Juan Islands in Washington."

(Courtesy ksonne2/myBudgetTravel)

Bodie Island Lighthouse, N.C.

"A view of Bodie Island Lighthouse in North Carolina."

(Courtesy bciocco/myBudgetTravel)

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, Michigan

"The gateway to the Upper Peninsula, the "Mighty Mac" bridge, seen with the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, Michigan."

(Courtesy rockon/myBudgetTravel)

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