Eilat Light

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Eilat Light
Eilat Lighthouse.jpg
Eilat Light, 2010
Eilat Light is located in Israel
Eilat Light
Location Eilat, Israel
Coordinates 29°29′57.7″N 34°54′46.9″E / 29.499361°N 34.913028°E / 29.499361; 34.913028Coordinates: 29°29′57.7″N 34°54′46.9″E / 29.499361°N 34.913028°E / 29.499361; 34.913028
Foundation cylindrical 1-story equipment room
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape 6-legged skeletal tower with lantern and gallery
Markings / pattern white with black trim and a black band around each of the legs
Height 9 metres (30 ft)
Focal height 64 metres (210 ft)
Range 21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 10s.
Admiralty number E6042
NGA number 112-30436
ARLHS number ISR-002

Eilat Light (Hebrew: מגדלור אילת‎‎) is a lighthouse in Eilat, Israel. It is located on a bluff on the west side of the Gulf of Aqaba, about 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) northeast of the Egyptian border and 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southwest of the port of Eilat.[1] The location is locally known as "the lighthouse beach" (Hebrew: חוף המגדלור‎‎), and is used for camping and snorkling. It is close to the "University" diving location.

The site is open, though climbing the bluff might be difficult. The tower is closed to the public.

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Israel". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2010-07-19.