There is something irresistibly charming about a lighthouse. Perhaps it is their history. Maybe their sleek designs. Or their steadfast beacons protecting sailors at sea. All of these are keepers in my book.
35 imagesThe U.S. has 2,069 miles of Atlantic coast and 2,043 along the Pacific Ocean (exclusive of Alaska) with about 1,000 lighthouses. There are five more lights in the state with the most shoreline: Minnesota. Here is a sample of some of the most picturesque lighthouses.
40 imagesI typically seek out lighthouses when visiting a coastal city. Sure I admire their structures and enjoy photographing them. A huge side benefit is they often face stunning seascapes.