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St Ann's Head Lighthouse

Dale, Pembrokeshire

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Aerial Photo by Marinas.com more Photos are available

Photo by Ruth Sharville taken in the evening

An early light house existed but was closed down.

Next, in 1714, there were two lights, the front of these being replaced a bit back from the cliff front in 1841, and the rear being converted to holiday accommodation.

Robert Stevenson visited the Station in 1801 and describes them as leading lights guiding vessels clear of the Crow Rock off Linney Head.

The light is from Argand burners with parabolic silvered copper reflectors each twenty and a half inches in diameter. In the one lantern there are 16 reflectors and in the other 11 and though they are only about one hundred paces distant from each other there is a distinct keeper at each lantern, so that they are in the most complete state of cleanliness and good order!

This image shows the distance from one lighthouse to the next.

Photo Cameron Clark

 The cottages were the home of the lighthouse keepers and their families before the lighthouse was automated. The lighthouse is now controlled from the headquarters of Trinity House at Harwich in Essex.

Old (1714) rear lighthouse at St Anns Head now holiday lets 
Photo by David Smith

Photo by Robin Lucas

Lighthouse information Grid


St Ann's Head Lighthouse, Dale, Pembrokeshire

Current status:

Currently in use

Geographic Position:

51 40'.83 N 05 10'.38 W

Grid Reference:


Ceremonial County:




Map Link:

Get-a-map    Multimap

Aerial photo:

Marinas.com    Multimap

Other photos:


Originally built:

1714 There was an earlier one in 1600's for a period

Current lighthouse built:

1841 plus remains of rear lighthouse of 1714

Height of Tower:


Height of light above mean sea level:


Character of light:

White And Red Flashing Every 5 Seconds

Character of fog signal:

Sounds Twice Every 60 Seconds

Range of light:

White 18 nautical miles; red 17 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Trinity House

Getting there:






Other Useful Websites:

Wiki    Old Lighthouse Holiday Let

Routes: Pembrokeshire Coastal Path   
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