Cape Baily Light

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Cape Baily Light
Cape Bailey Lighthouse.jpg
Cape Baily Light, 2007
Cape Baily Light is located in New South Wales
Cape Baily Light
New South Wales
Location Kurnell
New South Wales
Coordinates 34°2′6.56″S 151°13′20.05″E / 34.0351556°S 151.2222361°E / -34.0351556; 151.2222361Coordinates: 34°2′6.56″S 151°13′20.05″E / 34.0351556°S 151.2222361°E / -34.0351556; 151.2222361
Year first constructed 1950
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape square tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 9.1 metres (30 ft)
Focal height 54.9 metres (180 ft)
Light source solar power
Intensity 1,200 candela
Range 13 nautical miles (24 km)[1]
Characteristic Fl (4) W 16s.[2]
Admiralty number K2622
NGA number 111-6404
ARLHS number AUS-019
Managing agent National Parks and Wildlife Service (New South Wales)
Heritage listed on the Commonwealth Heritage List Edit this on Wikidata

Cape Baily Light is an active lighthouse located at Cape Baily, a headland at the south side of the entrance to Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The light serves in help north-bound shipping hug the coast to avoid the strong southerly currents further out to sea.


The light was first considered in 1931 but only constructed in 1950. Its lantern enclosure was taken from an unknown late-19th-century lighthouse. It is currently solar powered.

Site operation[edit]

The light is operated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, while the site is managed by Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water as part of the Botany Bay National Park.


The site is open, and accessible by a hike of about 2.5 hours round trip from the end of Solander Road in Kurnell, but the tower is closed.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ According to List of Lights. "Lighthouses of Australia" says 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi).
  2. ^ According to List of Lights and The Lighthouse Directory. "Lighthouses of Australia" says "Flashing (3) in 9 Seconds".

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