Anguillita

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Anguillita Lighthouse
Anguillita is located in Anguilla
Anguillita
Anguilla
Anguillita is located in Caribbean
Anguillita
Anguillita (Caribbean)
LocationUnited Kingdom Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates18°09′29.3″N 63°10′32.6″W / 18.158139°N 63.175722°W / 18.158139; -63.175722Coordinates: 18°09′29.3″N 63°10′32.6″W / 18.158139°N 63.175722°W / 18.158139; -63.175722
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionaluminium skeletal tower
Tower shapesquare prism skeletal tower with beacon
Tower height8 metres (26 ft)
Focal height15 metres (49 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 16s.
Admiralty numberJ5656
NGA number14716[1][2]

Anguillita is a small, uninhabited rocky island off the western tip of, and part of the country of Anguilla,[3] located in the Caribbean. It's the dependency's southernmost point, located at coordinates 18°9' N, 63°11' W. Its average elevation is inverted compared to most, at -89 feet below sea level.[3]

Characteristics[edit]

Unlike Scrub Island, a larger island off the Eastern Tip and which has two excellent beaches, Anguillita is rarely even seen, since the western tip is virtually inaccessible by foot. As such it is rarely visited by tourists, though it is accessible by sea kayak.

Anguillita offers opportunities for scuba divers, and good snorkelling conditions can be found off its rugged coast. Species such as barracudas, stingrays, and turtles can be seen in its waters. There are three ledged mini-walls at a depth of some 5-20 metres, and numerous small underwater caves.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Anguilla". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Anguillita Island." Chinci World Atlas Archived 2013-10-12 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed October 2011.