Anguillita

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Anguillita Lighthouse
Anguillita is located in Anguilla
Anguillita
Anguillita is located in Caribbean
Anguillita
Anguilla
Coordinates 18°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
Foundation concrete basement
Construction aluminium skeletal tower
Tower shape square prism skeletal tower with beacon
Height 8 metres (26 ft)
Focal height 15 metres (49 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 16s.
Admiralty number J5656
NGA number 14716[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, Buoys and Fog Signals Atlantic Coast. Retrieved 27 August 2016
  3. ^ a b "Anguillita Island." Chinci World Atlas. Accessed October 2011.