Negril Lighthouse was built in 1894 on the very westernmost tip of the island by the French company Bernard & Bernard. Standing proudly on a grassy stretch of land, this imposing structure is one of Negril's most famous landmarks. It is also the highest structure in the parish. In the daytime you can get a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and the Caribbean Sea. In the evenings watch the sun set in a most spectacular fashion. It's one of the first concrete lighthouses built in Jamaica. Its foundation is a tank which is about 18 feet deep that is kept filled with water to maintain the reinforced concrete tower in the event of an earthquake. The tower is topped with a lantern and gallery The superintendent, will gladly lead the way up all 103 stairs for any bird's-eye view of the coast. No trip to the West End is complete without stopping by the Lighthouse Park to view the Westmoreland Parish from above
The locals will give you an informal tour of the light house for a small fee.
The Negril Lighthouse is famous for its bird's-eye view of the coast.
The automatic white-coloured light flashes on a timed interval every few seconds as a beacon for passing ships. The light had been initially powered by gas lamp and was replaced with solar energy in 1985.
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The catamarans out at sea!