Jump on a boat for a 20 minute ride down the intercoastal to the Lighthouse!. Be sure to bring your camera, the view at the top is SPECTACULAR!!!! 'The Big Diamond' is the nickname of our lighthouse. It comes from the shape of the glass on the outside of the lantern room. Each piece of glass is in the shape of a diamond. If you haven't noticed before, take a closer look—climb our TOWER for a spectacular view of the area and an adventure of a lifetime! Hillsboro Inlet Light is considered one of the most powerful lights in the world with a beam that can be seen for 28 nautical miles (52 km; 32 mi). The octagonal iron pyramidal tower was built at Russel Wheel & Foundry Co in Detroit, Michigan, moved to the Hillsboro Inlet Light Station in 1906, and lit on March 7, 1907. Its second-order bivalve Fresnel lens emits a light measuring 5.5 megacandelas and is placed 136 feet (41 m) above sea level. The light marks the northern limit of the Florida Reef, an underwater coral formation on the lower east coast of the state.
A fun day at the lighthouse. Enjoy the cool ocean breezes blowing with crispness in the air. Come to 125 North Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, FL on the North side of the Sands Harbor Resort and Marina. Parking is on the east side of the street in the City (pay) parking lot. Registration/check-in starts 30 minutes prior to the first sail time and remains open until the last boat returns.
The boat leaves the Sands dock to the lighthouse at each sail time. The boat leaves the Lighthouse dock to the Sands approximately 30 minutes later (for an approximate 1 hour round trip). We suggest an arrival at the respective dock 10-20 minutes before the departure time. Friendly members will register/check you in, provide you with a wrist band, and assist you with boarding for the boat ride to/from the lighthouse. A current HLPS membership or a $25 PP transportation fee is required.