Bagacay Point Lighthouse

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Bagacay Point Lighthouse
Bagacay Point Lighthouse, Philippines.jpg
Bagacay Point Lighthouse is located in Philippines
Bagacay Point Lighthouse
Coordinates10°23′03″N 124°01′03″E / 10.3842°N 124.0175°E / 10.3842; 124.0175Coordinates: 10°23′03″N 124°01′03″E / 10.3842°N 124.0175°E / 10.3842; 124.0175
Year first constructed1857 (first)
1874 (second)
Year first lit1908 (current)
Deactivated1908 (second)
Constructionconcrete and stone tower (current)
stone tower (second)
Tower shapeoctagonal tower with balcony and lantern (current)
cylindrical tower with double balcony and lantern (second)
Markings / patternunpainted tower, white lantern (current)
Tower height22 metres (72 ft) (current)
Focal height44.5 metres (146 ft) (current)
Original lens3rd order Fresnel lens
Current lensn/a
Range20 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl W 5s.
Fog signalnone
Admiralty numberF2402
NGA number14824
ARLHS numberPHI-066[1]
HeritageNational Historical Landmark Edit this on Wikidata

Bagacay Point Lighthouse is an active lighthouse in Liloan, Cebu, in the Philippines.


Parola ng Bagacay (Bagacay Lighthouse).jpg

The lighthouse tower stands at a height of 172 feet in an uphill area overlooking the Mactan Channel. It sits on an elevated 5,000-sq m government property. With a focal plane of 146 feet,[2] the third-order flashing light was first lit on 1 April 1905.[3] The present octagonal tower is all masonry and painted white. The landmark was built by virtue of an executive order issued on 28 July 1903 by William Howard Taft, the first American Governor-General of the Philippines who came to the country in 1900 as president of the Philippine Commission. The point light was originally established in 1857 by the ruling Spanish Government.

For over 100 years, this lighthouse has provided guiding light to mariners, navigators and fishermen from coastal towns in northern Cebu. It has been a favorite subject of many painters and photographers for its notable architectural design.

All navigational aids in the Philippines are managed by the Philippine Coast Guard.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bagacay Point Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 11, 2016
  2. ^ "Lighthouse Depot Explorer", Retrieved on 2010-0414.
  3. ^ Bureau of Insular Affairs-War Department,"Sixth Annual Report of the Philippine Commission, 1905 Part III", pg.282. Washington Government Printing Office, 1906.

External links[edit]

  • Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of the Central Philippines". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Bagacay Point Lighthouse in Lighthouse Digest's Lighthouse Explorer Database
  • Maritime Safety Services Command