Lighthouses of China: Hǎinán

The island of Hǎinán, together with some much smaller islands, forms the southernmost and smallest province of China; its name means "South Sea." The island is about 300 km (190 mi) long from northeast to southwest and about 175 km (110 mi) wide at its widest point. The east side of the island faces the South China Sea and the west side faces the Gulf of Tonkin. Hǎinán is separated from the Léizhōu Peninsula of Guǎngdōng province by the 30 km (19 mi) wide Qióngzhōu Strait. Hǎikǒu, facing the strait, is the capital and largest city. The population of the island is more than 8 million. Hǎinán was governed historically as part of Guǎngdōng, but it became a separate province in 1988.

The major ports in Hǎinán include Xiùyīng at Hǎikǒu on the north coast, Sānyà on the south coast, and Bāsuǒ at Dōngfāng on the west coast.

The Xīshā (Paracel) Islands are attached to Hǎinán province, and China also considers the Spratly (Nánshā) Islands to be part of the province.

Lighthouses in China are maintained by the PRC Maritime Safety Administration. The administration is organized in four regional administrations; Hǎinán is one of the four regions. The Hǎinán Maritime Safety Administration is responsible for the island's lighthouses.

The pinyin system for transliterating Chinese into Latin characters is now the international standard, but some locations continue to be known also under the spellings of older transliteration systems. The Chinese word for a lighthouse is dēngtǎ (灯塔). In pinyin jiāo (formerly chiao) is a reef or rock, jiǎo is a cape or headland, dǎo (tao) is an island; (tsu) is a small island, wān is a bay and gǎng (kang) is a harbor.

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. CN numbers are the serial numbers used by the Shanghai regional office of MSA. Admiralty numbers are from volume P of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 112.

General Sources
Navigation Aids Search
The Shanghai MSA provides this access to its database of information on navigational aids: enter a range of CN numbers in the lower pair of boxes and click on the search box below. All information is in Chinese.
Lighthouses in Hǎinán
Photos by various photographers available from Wikimedia.
Chinese English Pinyin Dictionary
A useful tool for juggling the representations of Chinese names.
China AMS Topographic Maps
A fine collection of U.S. Army Map Service maps of China, in English, posted by the University of Texas Library.

Yulinjiao Light
Yúlínjiǎo Light, Dōngfāng, May 2006
Flickr Creative Commons photo by David Schroeter

North Coast (Qióngzhōu Strait) Lighthouses

Língāo County Lighthouse
* Língāo (Lamko Point)
1894. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); three white flashes followed by one longer white flash every 27 s. 21 m (69 ft) hexagonal pyramidal skeletal tower with lantern, gallery, and central cylinder. Lighthouse painted with red and white horizontal bands. Two 1-1/2 story masonry keeper's houses. An MSA photo is at right, a 2016 photo and a third photo are available, the lighthouse was featured on a postage stamp, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse was built by French engineers to mark the entrance to Qióngzhōu Strait from the Gulf of Tonkin. The 1ight was restored and modernized in 1997; the current light pattern was instituted in 2011. Located on a sharp point of land about 80 km (50 mi) west of Hǎikǒu. Site apparently open, tower status unknown. ARLHS PRC-039; CN-5026; Admiralty P3342; NGA 20148.

Chéngmài County Lighthouses
Yùbāojiǎo (Yùbāo Jiǎo, Jade Point)
Date unknown (2002?). Active; focal plane 74 m (243 ft); three white flashes every 15 s. 54 m (177 ft) white concrete tower, with a round structure at the top supported by three columns and a series of red gallery levels, so at a distance the tower appears white with narrow red horizontal bands. The tower also carries radar antennas and communications gear. A 2013 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on Cape Yubao, a promontory about 40 km (25 mi) west of Hǎikǒu. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3342.73; NGA 20146.
Nángǎng
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 39 m (128 ft); one long red flash every 5 s. Approx. 35 m (115 ft) round concrete tower, topped with a large round observation room and colored white with a black vertical stripe. A photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located near the beach at Nángǎng, about 25 km (15 mi) west of Hǎikǒu. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3343.3; NGA 20145.

Língāo Light, Língāo
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo

Hǎikǒu City Lighthouses
* Xiùyīng (2?)
Date unknown (station established 1894). Active; focal plane 41 m (135 ft); three long white flashes and one long red flash every 42 s. 24 m (79 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted white, mounted on the roof of a large building. An MSA photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. The lighthouse was refurbished in 1985, and the modern rotating lens was probably installed at that time. The original light was descibed as a white iron tower with a focal plane of 73 ft (22 m). Located on a bluff overlooking the harbor in Xiùyīng, on the west side of Hǎikǒu Wān. Site probably open, tower closed. CN-5020; Admiralty P3346; NGA 20132.
Xiùyīng (Hǎikǒu Wān) Range Front
1954. Active; focal plane 41 m (135 ft); red light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 24 m (79 ft) concrete tower, painted white with a black vertical stripe. The tower also carries a triangular daymark, pointed up, and the light is displayed as a vertical red bar on the daymark. The two range lights appear at the right in a photo of the Chinese naval wharf, and Google has a satellite view. Located in Xiùyīng about 800 m (1/2 mi) south of the harbor. Site status unknown, probably open; tower closed. CN-5018; Admiralty P3347; NGA 20136.
Xiùyīng (Hǎikǒu Wān) Range Rear
1954. Active; focal plane 48 m (157 ft); red light, 4 s on, 1 s off. 24 m (79 ft) concrete tower, painted black. The tower also carries a large triangular daymark, pointed down, and the light is displayed as a vertical red bar on the daymark. The two range lights appear at the right in a photo of the Chinese naval wharf, and Google has a satellite view. Located in Xiùyīng 430 m (0.27 mi) south southwest of the front light. Site status unknown. CN-5019; Admiralty P3347.1; NGA 20140.

Xiùyīng Light, Hǎikǒu
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
Xiùyīng Breakwater (Kong Sai) (2?)
Around 2011. Active; focal plane about 14 m (43 ft); white flash every 2 s. 15 m (49 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and two galleries. Lighthouse painted brown with white trim. A 2013 photo and a 2012 view from the bay are available, and Google has a satellite view. The earlier light was on a barbell-shaped fiberglass tower with red and white horizontal bands; a 2009 photo of that light is available. The photos and satellite view show considerable development of the harbor in recent years. Located at the end of the breakwater of the traditional harbor of Xiùyīng. Site and tower closed. CN-5017; Admiralty P3347.3; NGA 20144.
#Báishājiāo (Báishā Jiāo, White Sand Reef)
Date unknown. Inactive since 2012. 14 m (46 ft) round white concrete tower. A 2012 photo is available. The light became unnecessary when fill was used to bring the former shoal area on land. The lighthouse was demolished and replaced with an attractive faux lighthouse that serves as the focal point of a new tourist development. A March 2014 photo shows the completed faux lighthouse, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a dike off the point of Baisha Men. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3347.8.
* Báishāmén (Báishā Mén)
Date unknown (probably 2000 or later). Active; focal plane 78 m (256 ft); white flash every 6 s. 72 m (236 ft) triangular cylindrical concrete harbor control tower with lantern, rising from a 4-story stepped hexagonal base. The structure is buff-colored and white white concrete. A photo by Anna Frodesiak is at right, Wikimedia has two more of her photos, another photo and a view from the sea are available, and Google has a good satellite view. This remarkable modern lighthouse and Mùlántóu are (at least at the moment) the tallest Chinese lighthouses. Located on Báishā Mén (White Sand Gate), a low point of land on the east side side of the entrance to Hǎikǒu Wān, the harbor of Hǎikǒu. Site open, tower status unknown. CN-5009.11; Admiralty P3347.95; NGA 20131.

Wénchāng City Lighthouse
* Mùlántóu (Mùlán Tóu, Magnolia Bay, Hǎinán Head)
1995. Active; focal plane 88 m (289 ft); two white flashes every 15 s. 72 m (236 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern, gallery, and a large circular observation room, rising from a 2-story circular base. The entire lighthouse is white with red trim. A 2010 photo is available, Wikimedia has several photos, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse and Báishā Mén are (at least at the moment) the tallest Chinese lighthouses. Located on a sharp promontory at the northeastern tip of Hǎinán, marking the south side of the eastern entrance to Qióngzhōu Strait. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS PRC-043; CN-4989; Admiralty P3348.1; NGA 20124.
Baishamen Light
Báishāmén Light, Hǎikǒu, February 2013
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Anna Frodesiak

East Coast (South China Sea) Lighthouses

Wénchāng City Lighthouses
Bàohǔjiǎo (Bàohǔ Jiǎo) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1962). Active; focal plane 54 m (177 ft); white flash every 6 s. 29.5 m (97 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern, gallery, and a round observation room. The lighthouse is covered by tile colored white with red trim. An MSA photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory at the northern end of Hǎinán's east coast, about 30 km (19 mi) southeast of Mùlán Tóu. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-004; CN-4982; Admiralty P3348.3; NGA 20128.
Běishìdǎo (Běishì Dǎo) (2)
1995 (station established 1987). Active; focal plane 180 m (591 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) square concrete tower with gallery and four ribs. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles colored white with red trim; the ribs are red and there is a red horizontal band below the gallery. A photo (second photo on the page) is available, but the tower is not clear in Google's satellite view of the island. Located atop the highest and easternmost of the Qizhou islands, about 40 km (25 mi) east of Bàohǔjiǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4982.1; Admiralty P3348.35; NGA 20122.
Tónggǔzuǐ (Tónggǔ Zuǐ, Tungku Chaio, Tonkon Point)
1989. Active; focal plane 140 m (459 ft); two white flashes every 8 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. A very distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse marks the easternmost tip of Hǎinán. Located on the cape, about 55 km (35 mi) east of Wénchāng. Site status unknown. CN-5045; Admiralty P3348.4; NGA 20120.
* Qīnglán Gǎng (Qīnglán Kǒu)
1969 (station established 1954). Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 19 m (62 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white tiles. Qīnglán is a small port southeast of Wénchāng. A 2008 closeup photo is available, Lee Kin Lam has a photo, Lee Marshall also has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at Jianhuashan on the east side of the entrance to Qīnglán harbor. Site open, tower closed. CN-5046; Admiralty P3348.43; NGA 20212.6.

Bàohǔjiǎo Light, Wénchāng
PRC MSA Hǎinán Office photo

Qiónghǎi City Lighthouse
Báiāndǎo (Báiān Dǎo, Kuan-tsai Ling, False Tinhosa) (2)
1997 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 81 m (266 ft); two white flashes every 15 s. 12 m (39 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored white with narrow red vertical stripes at the corners of the tower and two narrow horizontal red bands. Sibling of the Běishìdǎo lighthouse (see above). Google has a distant satellite view. This light guides sailors around a promontory known to western navigators as Sifa Point. Located on a small island just off the southeast coast of Hǎinán near Wànníng. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-5064; Admiralty P3348.5; NGA 20208.

Wànníng City Lighthouses
Dàzhōudǎo (Dàzhōu Dǎo, Tachou Tao, Tinhosa)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 175 m (574 ft); white flash every 5 s. 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. A closeup photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Dàzhōu (Big Island) is an island about 5 km (3 mi) off the southeastern tip of Hǎinán, known traditionally to Western navigators as Green Point. Located on heights above the southeastern point of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-5065; Admiralty P3348.6; NGA 20204.
Bó'áo (Pei-ao)
2011. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); three white flashes every 9 s. 23 m (75 ft) round white concrete tower with lantern and gallery; the tower has four ribs and large round observation structure at the top. Wikimedia has a 2013 photo, Chi Hin So has a closeup photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the north side of the harbor entrance at Bó'áo, a small port about 15 km (9 mi) southeast of Qiónghǎi. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-011; CN-5061; Admiralty P3348.46; NGA 20212.

South Coast (South China Sea) Lighthouses

Língshuǐ County Lighthouses
* Fēnjiè Zhōu (Boundary Island)
2012. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white flash every 3 s. 12 m (39 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse is white, lantern and gallery rail red. A photo and a more distant view are available, but the tower is too new to appear in Google's satellite view. Fēnjiè Zhōu is a small island about 2 km (1.25 mi) off the coast. Located on the island's pier. Site open, tower closed. CN-5065.08; Admiralty P3348.64.
Língshuǐjiǎo (Língshuǐ Jiǎo, Leong Soi Point)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 150 m (492 ft); three white flashes every 20 s. 10 m (33 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery. Lighthouse covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a promontory on the southeast coast of Hǎinán about 11 km (7 mi) south of Língshuǐ. Site status unknown. CN-5066; Admiralty P3348.8; NGA 20200.

Sānyà City Lighthouses
Hòuhǎilǐng
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 95 m (312 ft); white flash every 3 s. 12 m (39 ft) round tapered concrete tower with double gallery. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles colored white with two narrow red horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory at Hòuhǎi, a small fishing port about 20 km (13 mi) east of Sānyà. Site status unknown. CN-5067; Admiralty P3348.9.
Hòuhǎi East Breakwater
Date unknown. Inactive. Approx. 14 m (46 ft) round white concrete tower centered on a large round concrete base; a stairway winds around the tower. A photo (next to last photo on the page) is available, and Google has a satellite view. The light has been replaced by a post light on the west breakwater. Located on the east breakwater of Hòuhǎi, a small fishing port. Site status unknown.
Dōngzhōudǎo (Dōngzhōu Dǎo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 123 m (404 ft); white flash every 5 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles colored white with two narrow red horizontal bands on the gallery. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an island about 12 km (7.5 mi) east of Jǐnmǔ Jiǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-5072; Admiralty P3348.93; NGA 20198.
* St. Regis Sānyà Yàlóng Bay Resort Marina
2014. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); red flash every 4 s. 17 m (56 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern painted red. A distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. Yàlóng Bay, east of Jǐnmǔ Jiǎo, has been designated a National Resort Area. Located on the south breakwater of the marina, on the northwest side of the bay. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: St. Regis Sānyà Yàlóng Bay Resort Marina. CN-5073.41; Admiralty P3348.975.
* Jǐnmǔjiǎo (Jǐnmǔ Jiǎo) (2)
1995 (station established 1960). Active; focal plane 72 m (236 ft); white flash every 10 s. 18 m (59 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern, gallery, and six ribs. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles colored white with red trim and red on the ribs. Lantern roof painted red. MSA's photo is at right, a portfolio of photos, a 2003 photo, and a more distant view are available, and Google has a satellite view. Jǐnmǔ Jiǎo was called Cape Rhinoceros by early Western navigators, presumably because the great rock at the tip of the point resembles a rhino's horn from a distance. It is the southernmost tip of Hǎinán, surrounded by a wild and forested area. (Except for remote islands in the South China Sea, this is also the southernmost point of China.) Located on a ridge above the cape, about 18 km (11 mi) south of Sānyà. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS PRC-035; CN-5074; Admiralty P3349; NGA 20196.
Jinmujiao Light
Jǐnmǔjiǎo Light, Sānyà
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
[Sānyà Jiǎo]
2012. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); three white flashes every 9 s. 8 m (26 ft) post painted with red and white horizontal bands. A closeup photo (first photo on the page) is available, Allen Jiang has a view from the sea, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a steep bluff at the entrance to Sānyà harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Admiralty P3352; NGA 20194.7.
* Sānyà Range Front (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); continuous red light. 18 m (59 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery. Lighthouse colored white with red trim and a black vertical stripe on the range line; there is also a triangular red daymark, point up, atop the tower. A 2016 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. The rear light is mounted on a nearby building. Located on the waterfront of Sānyà. Site open, tower closed. CN-5089; Admiralty P3351; NGA 20195.5.
* Sānyà Gǎng
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); red light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 11 m (36 ft) square skeletal tower. Tom Wong has a photo, the light can be seen in front of the tall building in Nyx Ning's photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the cruise ship terminal of Sānyà harbor. Site open, tower closed. CN-5088.4; Admiralty P3350.55.
* Lùhuítóu (Qingren) Wān
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); quick-flashing white light. 18 m (59 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, colored white with narrow red horizontal bands. A photo (halfway down the page) is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the west breakwater of a small boat harbor about 5 km (3 mi) southwest of Sānyà. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. CN-5087.51; Admiralty P3351.3.
Sānyà Reef (Báipái)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white flash every 3 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. A photo (next to last photo on the page) is available, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. Located at the end of a reef on the north side of the entrance to Sānyà harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-5088; Admiralty P3350.5; NGA 20195.
Xīmàodǎo (Xīmào Zhōu, Hsi-mei Chou) (2)
1960 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 137 m (450 ft); white flash every 3 s. 14 m (46 ft) round concrete tower with gallery and six decorative ribs. Lighthouse painted white (or covered with white ceramic tiles). Google has a fuzzy satellite view of the station. Xīmào Zhōu is a popular resort island in the South China Sea southwest of Sānyà. Located atop an island about 5 km (3 mi) off the south coast and 25 km (15 mi) west of Sānyà. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-5100; Admiralty P3350; NGA 20194.
Yázhōu Wān (East Side)
2010. Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); two whte flashes every 6 s. 34 m (112 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, rising from an octagonal base. The lighthouse is white, lantern red. A February 2010 photo of this handsome new lighthouse is available, another photo (last photo on the page) is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef off a promontory on the south side of Gǎngmén Gǎng. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-5100.9; Admiralty P3350.4; NGA 20194.6.
Xīgǔdǎo (Xīgǔ Dǎo, Hsi-ku Tao, West Drum Island)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 89 m (292 ft); white flash every 6 s. 15 m (49 ft) round cylindrical tower with gallery. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles colored white with narrow red vertical stripes. A 2016 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 5 km (3 mi) off the southwestern coast of Hǎinán and 25 km (15 mi) west of Yáchéng. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-5102; Admiralty P3356; NGA 20192.

Lèdōng County Lighthouse
* Yīnggēzuǐ (Yīnggē Zuǐ) (2)
1992 (station established 1951). Active; focal plane 40 m (131 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 27 m (89 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern, gallery, and six ribs. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. A photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the southwestern tip of Hǎinán in Yīnggēhǎizhèn. Site open, tower closed. CN-5104; Admiralty P3357; NGA 20188.
Yinggezui Light
Yīnggēzuǐ Light, Yīnggēhǎizhèn, 2004
PRC MSA Hǎinán Office photo

West Coast (Gulf of Tonkin) Lighthouses

Dōngfāng City Lighthouses
Gǎn'ēnjiǎo (Gǎn'ēn Jiǎo, Kanen Chaio, Thanksgiving Point) (2)
1996 (station established 1951). Active; focal plane 47 m (154 ft); white flash every 6 s. 47 m (154 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles colored white with narrow red horizontal bands. MSA's photo is at right, and Google has a good satellite view. Located on a point of land at Gǎnchéngzhèn, about 35 km (22 mi) south of Dōngfāng. Site status unknown. CN-5107; Admiralty P3357.5; NGA 20184.
* Yúlínjiǎo (Yúlín Jiǎo, Dōngfāng)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 62 m (203 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, except the base is unpainted stone. David Schroeter's photo is at the top of this page, another photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located atop a huge rock rising from the beach at the westernmost point of Hǎinán, just west of Bāsuǒ Gǎng. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty P3337; NGA 20164.
Bāsuǒ Gǎng West Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); green flash every 3 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted green. The two breakwater lights are barely visible in a view of the harbor, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the west breakwater of Bāsuǒ Gǎng. Site status unknown. CN-5112; Admiralty P3337.3; NGA 20180.
Bāsuǒ Gǎng North Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); red flash every 3 s. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted red. The two breakwater lights are barely visible in a view of the harbor, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the north (main) breakwater of Bāsuǒ Gǎng. Site status unknown. CN-5113; Admiralty P3337.1; NGA 20176.
* Bāsuǒ Gǎng Range Front (2)
1997 (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); continuous red light. 15 m (49 ft) concrete tower, painted white, with a black vertical stripe and a large black upward pointing arrow facing the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Bāsuǒ Gǎng is the harbor of Dōngfāng. Located on the waterfront east of the harbor. Site open, tower closed. CN-5109; Admiralty P3337.6; NGA 20168.
Bāsuǒ Gǎng Range Rear (2)
1997 (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); continuous red light. 20 m (66 ft) square cylindrical brick tower, painted white, with a black vertical stripe and a large black downward pointing arrow facing the range line. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located 260 m (850 ft) east of the front light. Site status unknown. CN-5110; Admiralty P3337.61; NGA 20172.
Ganenjiao Light
Gǎn'ēnjiǎo Light, Ganchengzhen
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
Sìgèng Shā
2007. Active; focal plane 31 m (102 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 34 m (112 ft) round white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. No photo available, and the tower is not seen in Google's satellite view. Located about 3 km (2 mi) off a sand spit at Sìgèngzhèn. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3337.89; NGA 20162.

Chāngjiāng County Lighthouse
Jùnbìjiǎo (Jùnbì Jiǎo)
1997. Active; focal plane 96 m (315 ft); white flash every 8 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery. Lighthouse covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory about 35 km (22 mi) north of Dōngfāng. Site status unknown. CN-5119; Admiralty P3338.2; NGA 20160.

Dānzhōu City Lighthouses
Guānyīnjiǎo (Guānyīn Jiǎo, Kuan-yin Chiao)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 60 m (203 ft); three white flashes every 9 s. 25 m (82 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery and a round watch room structure. Lighthouse covered with white ceramic tiles colored white narrow red vertical stripes. A photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located on heights behind a headland about 50 km (30 mi) northeast of Dōngfāng and 35 km (22 mi) southwest of Yángpǔ. Site status unknown. CN-5123; Admiralty P3338.4; NGA 20156.
Yángpǔ Gǎng Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); continuous red light. 15 m (49 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with a large square watch room structure, painted white and mounted on a square concrete platform supported by piles. The tower also carries a triangular daymark, point up. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located in the entrance to Yángpǔ harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-5132; Admiralty P3338.74.
Yángpǔ Gǎng Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); continuous red light. 20 m (66 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with a large square watch room structure, painted white and mounted on a square concrete platform supported by piles. The tower also carries a triangular daymark, point down. A 2013 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located in the entrance to Yángpǔ harbor, about 800 m (1/2 mi) northeast of the front light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-5133; Admiralty P3338.741.
Bīngmǎjiǎo (Bīngmǎ Jiǎo, Yángpǔ Point) (2)
1995 (station established 1951). Active; focal plane 71 m (233 ft); white flash every 6 s. 41 m (135 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern, gallery, and six ribs. Lighthouse painted white with red vertical stripes along the ribs; lantern painted red. Liang Jin has a distant photo, another photo (fifth from last photo on the page) is available, and Google has a satellite view. The original light was an 8 m (26 ft) stone tower. Located on a bluff near Émàn on the northwestern coast of Hǎinán. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-010; CN-5044; Admiralty P3339; NGA 20152.
Guanyinjiao Light
Guānyīnjiǎo Light, Danzhou, 2004
PRC MSA Hǎinán Office photo

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Posted February 11, 2009. Checked and revised November 14, 2016. Lighthouses: 44. Site copyright 2016 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.