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Posted by Nicole Richards on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 3:01pm.

The Hillsboro Lighthouse is a huge staple for Hillsboro, Florida. It was first illuminated with light in 1907 and has been the brightest shining light in the world ever since. The historical beauty, The Hillsboro Lighthouse, has survived many storms and harsh marine environments to stand tall as a controller to ocean explorers. It endures to be a well-known shining beacon; however, there are only about 12 tours per year to climb this fascinating Florida lighthouse.

It takes some arranging to visit this charming structure as it is one of the very oldest structures established in Broward County. Also known as “The Big Diamond”, each piece of glass on the outside of the lantern room is in the shapes of diamonds.

The only way to visit the Hillsboro Lighthouse is by taking a boat tour. Tour Boats leave from Sands Harbor Resort and Marina in Pompano. It will take about two miles drifting and coasting along the beautiful Intracoastal Waterways that offer exceptional sightseeing along the way. “Relax on a scenic cruise through the world famous "Millionaire Mile" as our captain points out the magnificent mansions and mega yachts along the way.”

Of course you must climb 175 steps of spiraling staircases to take you to the tip top of the lighthouse to see stellar outlooks of beaches and stretches of beauty acting like paradise printed on a postcard. Look down onto the crystal clear waters and see reefs run along the Atlantic coastline. Get involved learning all the history carried with this lighthouse guided tour such as “Barefoot Mailman.”

Schedule your day trip with the Lighthouse Scenic Tours!

Sands Harbor Resort & Marina
125 N. Riverside Drive
Pompano Beach FL 33062

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