At nearly 120 miles in length, Long Island holds some of the most beautiful & iconic lighthouses in the United States, including quite a few that welcome visitors to climb to their perches to enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from the lookout.
Long Island is home to over 25 New York lighthouses, each with a unique history and story of its own.
Where some lighthouses offer quick views from the beach, coast, or street – other Long Island lighthouses are accessible via private tours and boat trips.
Perhaps one of the most famous New York lighthouses is Montauk Point Lighthouse, commissioned by George Washington in 1796. It is one of threeLong Island lighthouses that permit a climb to the top of the tower, along with Fire Island Lighthouse and Horton Point.
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