California Lighthouse

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California Lighthouse
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California Lighthouse
Location Arashi Beach, Aruba
Coordinates 12°36′49″N 70°03′05″W / 12.6137°N 70.0513°W / 12.6137; -70.0513
Year first lit 1916
Foundation Octagonal stone base
Construction Stone
Tower shape Conical
Markings / pattern Unpainted (sand coloured), black lantern on double gallery
Height 30 m (98 feet)
Focal height 55 m (180 ft)
Admiralty number J6330
NGA number 15850
ARLHS number ARU-001

The California Lighthouse is a lighthouse located near Arashi Beach on the northwest tip of Aruba.

This lighthouse was named for the steamship California, which wrecked nearby on September 23, 1891. It was formerly open to the public until a suicide occurred, which prompted authorities to restrict public access to the lighthouse.[citation needed]

Immediately adjacent to the lighthouse is a restaurant called La Trattoria el Faro Blanco (English: The White Lighthouse Restaurant), and also nearby is the Tierra del Sol Resort, Spa & Country Club.

California Lighthouse from offshore.

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