El Bluff

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El Bluff Lighthouse
El Bluff is located in Nicaragua
El Bluff
LocationEl Bluff
South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
Coordinates11°59′35.9″N 83°41′05.0″W / 11.993306°N 83.684722°W / 11.993306; -83.684722
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmetal skeletal tower
Tower shapesquare pyramidal skeletal tower
Markings / patternwhite tower
Tower height8 metres (26 ft)
Focal height50 metres (160 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 3.8s.
Admiralty numberJ6064
NGA number16500[1][2]

El Bluff is a port city on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua within the bay of Bluefields. El Bluff handles limited cargo and has basic piers. It is also a base for the sea-going fishing vessels on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast.

The island that it sits on is now connected to the mainland via a causeway constructed between 2004 and 2007.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nicaragua Caribbean Coast The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 23 January 2017
  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. ^ Google Earth Historical Images 1969-2014
  4. ^ Google Maps - El Bluff

Coordinates: 12°00′N 83°41′W / 12.000°N 83.683°W / 12.000; -83.683