Lighthouses of China: Zhōushān Island Area, Zhèjiāng

The Chinese province of Zhèjiāng (formerly spelled Chekiang) occupies the central coast of the country, south of Shànghǎi and north of the Formosa Strait. The province faces east on the East China Sea. For the most part the coastline is hilly and irregular, with more than 3000 islands of all sizes offshore.

Hángzhōu Bay is a large embayment at the northern end of the province. Spread across the mouth of Hángzhōu Bay, the Zhōushān Islands include well over 1000 islands, although only 103 are large enough to be inhabited. Lighting this maze of islands requires hundreds of beacons of all sizes. This page covers lighthouses of Zhōushān Island itself, plus surrounding islands, including the Dìnghǎi District and the portion of Pǔtuó District on Zhōushān Island. Formerly isolated, this area is now connected to the mainland by a series of bridges.

Lighthouses in China are maintained by the PRC Maritime Safety Administration. The administration is organized in four regional administrations, with offices in the major ports. All the lights on this page are maintained by the Zhènhǎi MSA office.

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 Chinese light list numbers. Admiralty numbers are from volume F of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 112.

Xieshi West Light
Xīxièzhì (Xieshi West) Light, Zhōushān, August 2007
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shànghǎi Region photo

General Sources
Navigation Aids Search
The Shànghǎi 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.
Lighthouse Appreciation
This portfolio of photos was posted by the Wēnzhōu MSA office in Zhèjiāng Province.
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.
Northwest Coast Zhōushān Island Lighthouses
Dàwǔzhì (Wu Yu) (3)
1983 (station established 1954). Active; focal plane 57 m (187 ft); white flash every 10 s. 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tile. A very distant sunset photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on an island about 6.5 km (4 mi) off the northwestern point of Zhōushān Island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2338; Admiralty F3716.44.
Gūcíběikǒu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); four white flashes every 12 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the northwestern tip of Zhōushān Island. Site status unknown. CN-2338.4.
Guāliánshān Nán
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12.5 m (41 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the southwest tip of Guāliánshāndǎo, an islet about 5 km (3 mi) east southeast of Dàwǔzhì. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2338.03.
Guāliánshān Bei
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); white flash every 6 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on an islet off the north side of Guāliánshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2338.01.
Xiǎowūzhì (3?)
Date unknown (station established 1957). Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft) three white flashes every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) concrete tower. The MSA page shows the 1967 light, a square pyramidal white concrete tower, but Google's satellite view shows a round cylindrical tower with gallery. Located on a tiny island off the north coast of Chángbáidǎo, a larger island off the northwest coast of Zhōushān Island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2340; Admiralty F3716.706.
Mǎ'ào
2008. Active; focal plane 13.5 m (44 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 15 m (49 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a concrete pier. The lighthouse is black with one red horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal off the north coast of Zhōushān Island west of the Xiǎochángshān light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2339.3; Admiralty F3716.703.
Xiǎochángshān (Xiǎocháng Shān) (2)
2001 (station established 1953). Active; focal plane 27 m (89 ft); white flash every 3 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tile. An MSA photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located on an island in the entrance to the passage between Zhōushān Island and Xiùshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2345; Admiralty F3716.71; NGA 18909.
Xiaochangshan Light
Xiǎochángshān Light, Zhōushān, August 2010
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shànghǎi Region photo

Xiùshāndǎo Passage Lighthouses
Note: Xiùshāndǎo (Xiùshān Island) is separated from the central north coast of Zhōushān Island by a strait about 2 km (1.25 mi) wide. Obviously difficult to navigate, this strait is marked by a series of lights.
Làitóushān (Làitóujiāo)
2001. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tile. Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal in the passage between Zhōushān Island and Xiùshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2347.1; Admiralty F3716.715; NGA 18909.3.
Dàníjiāo (Dàní Jiāo)
2001. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tile colored in red and black vertical stripes; a dome at the top of the tower is white. A photo from the Zhènhǎi MSA office is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal off a promontory of Zhōushān Island in the passage beween Zhōushān Island and Xiùshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2347.2; Admiralty F3716.717.
Xiǎoyuánshān (Xiǎoyuán Shān) (2)
1986 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. No closeup photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on an island in the center of the passage between Zhōushān Island and Xiùshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2349; Admiralty F3716.718.
Liangmaoshan (Liangmao Shan, Longwanggong) (3)
2001 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 15.5 m (51 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 14 m (46 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef near the eastern end of the passage between Zhōushān Island and Xiùshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2351; Admiralty F3716.723; NGA 18909.5.
Danijiao Light
Dàníjiāo Light, Zhōushān, September 2006
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Níngbō Office photo
Zòngzishān (Zòngzi Shān) (3)
2009 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 26.5 m (87 ft); white flash every 3 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. No photo of the new lighthouse is available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on an islet in the eastern end of the passage between Zhōushān Island and Xiùshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2352; Admiralty F3716.722.

Northeast Coast Zhōushān Island Lighthouses
#Wūguīshān (Wūguī Shān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 29 m (95 ft); white flash every 2 s. 9.5 m (31 ft) hexagonal cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available. Bing's satellite view reveals that the islet on which this light stood has been demolished as part of a harbor development project. Formerly located on a small island off the coast of Zhōushān Island about 8 km (5 mi) southeast of Xiùshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2378.2.
Huángtāshān (Huángtā Shān) (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 34 m (112 ft); four flashes every 10 s, white or red depending on direction. 11.5 m (38 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tile colored in red and white vertical stripes. A distant view is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. This light guides vessels approaching the strait between Zhōushān and Putuoshan Islands. Located at the south end of an island about 4 km (2.5 mi) off the northeastern tip of Zhōushān Island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2381; Admiralty F3714.007.
Tóngjiāo (Zhōushān Tóng Jiāo, Copper Reef) (2?)
2006. Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); white flash every 2 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef roughly midway between the Huangtashan and Liqianyu lights. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2381.5 Admiralty F3714.0035.
Huangtashan Light
Huangtashan Light, April 2003
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shànghǎi Region photo
Lǐhuòyǔ (Liqianyu, Lǐhuò Yǔ) (4)
2000 (station established 1953). Active; focal plane 42 m (138 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal cylindrical white concrete tower. Google has a satellite view. Located on an isolated islet about 8 km (5 mi) off the northeastern tip of Zhōushān Island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2379; Admiralty F3714.004.

Zhōushān Harbor: East Entrance Lighthouses
Shuǐlǎoshǔwěibā (2)
1961 (station established 1953). Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 16.5 m (54 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery. Lighthouse painted green with a red horizontal band. Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet a short distance south of Lǔjiāzhì, an island off the southeast corner of Zhōushān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2395; Admiralty F3714.02; NGA 18955.
Héshàngjiāo (Héshàng Jiāo) (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); three quick white flashes every 10 s. 10.5 m (35 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a round concrete pier. Lighthouse covered with tiles, colored black with one yellow horizontal band; pier painted black. Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef on the south side of the east entrance to Zhōushān harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN 2390; Admiralty F3714.025.
Wàiyuánshān (Wàiyuán Shān)
1990 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); white flash every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. A distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet close offshore east of Zhōushān harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2476; Admiralty F3714.06.

Zhōushān Harbor: Chángzhì Island Area Lighthouses
Note: Chángzhì is an island to the south of Zhōushān. A bridge joins the two islands.
Yùtūjiāo (Yùtū Jiāo) (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); two red flashes every 6 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted red and mounted on a round concrete pier. Google has a satellite view. Located at a tight bend in a narrow channel between Zhōushān Island and the smaller Chángzhì Island off the central south coast. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2470; Admiralty F3714.092.
Shíliùménběi (Shíliùmén North) (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); green flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted green and mounted on a round concrete pier. Google has a satellite view. Located at another bend in a narrow channel between Zhōushān Island and Chángzhì Island, about 1.6 km (1 mi) west of the Yutujiao light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2469; Admiralty F3714.094.
Shíliùménnán (Shíliùmén South) (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); red flash every 4 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted red and mounted on a round concrete pier. No current photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the other side of the channel from the north light (previous entry), about 1.6 km (1 mi) west of the Yutujiao light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2468; Admiralty F3714.095.
Lǐyújiāo (Lǐyú Jiāo, Biandan Jiao, Carp Reef) (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); green flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted green and mounted on a round concrete pier. Google has a satellite view. Located at another bend in a narrow channel between Zhōushān Island and Chángzhì Island, about 1.6 km (1 mi) west of the Yutujiao light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2467; Admiralty F3714.097.
Liyujiao Light
Lǐyújiāo Light, Zhōushān, January 2004
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shànghǎi Region photo
Zuǒshǒujiāo (Zuǒshǒu Jiāo) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); green flash every 4 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted green and mounted on a round concrete pier. No current photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal just off the Zhōushān waterfront.Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2466.
Wàichángjiāo (Wàicháng Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 23.5 m (77 ft); four white flashes every 12 s. 20 m (66 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored in red and white vertical stripes. The lighthouse seen in the distance, to the right of the ship's bow, in a photo of the harbor. Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef at the southwestern corner of Chángzhì Island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2462.2; Admiralty F3714.23.
Dàtǒngshān (Datongshan, Dàtǒng Shān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 30.5 m (100 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered by white ceramic tiles. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an island about 800 m (1/2 mi) west of the Waichangjiao light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2462.1; Admiralty F3714.235.
Jīngliánjiāo (Jīnglián Jiāo) (2)
1998 (station established 1983). Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 15 m (49 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a round concrete pier. Lighthouse covered with tiles, colored black with one red horizontal band; pier painted black. An MSA photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef in the southern entrance to Zhōushān harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN 2464; Admiralty F3714.0995.
Dàochǎngjiāo (Dàochǎng Jiāo) (2)
1997 (station established 1983). Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 15 m (49 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a round concrete pier. Lighthouse covered with tiles, colored black with one red horizontal band; pier painted black. Ewen Shaw has a photo, a 2009 photo and another view of the light are available, and Google has a satellite view. Located in Zhōushān harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN 2462; Admiralty F3714.2554.
Xiǎowǔkuíshān (Xiǎowǔkuí Shān)
1984 (station established 1961). Active; focal plane 37.5 m (123 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. Google has a satellite view. Located on the western end of an island east of Dàpánzhì Island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2461; Admiralty F3714.2557.
Jinglianjiao Light
Jīngliánjiāo Light, Zhōushān
PRC MSA Shànghǎi Region photo

Dàpánzhì Island Area Lighthouses
Guòqínjiǎo (Guòqín Jiǎo) (2)
2006. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); red flash every 4 s. 11 m (36 ft) round concrete tower with an open lantern and gallery, painted white; the lantern roof is red. A Zhènhǎi MSA photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the northern point of Dàpánzhì Island. Site status unknown. CN-2455; Admiralty F3714.256.
Xiǎotuánjīshān (Xiǎotuánjī Shān) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); four white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery. No photo of the new lighthouse available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 3.5 km (2 mi) northwest of the Waichangjiao light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2459; Admiralty F3714.252.
Gànwěishí (Gànwěi Shí) (2)
Date unknown (before 1983). Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, mounted on a square concrete pier. Lighthouse painted black with one red horizontal band. No photo of the new lighthouse available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal in a narrow passage between islands about 800 m (1/2 mi) north of the Xiaotuanjishan light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2460; Admiralty F3714.255.
Héshàngshān (Héshàng Shān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); green flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet off the southwest side of Dàpánzhì Island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2459.5; Admiralty F3714.254;NGA 18965.

Dàmāoshān and Southwest Zhōushān Island Area Lighthouses
Guǎfùjiāo (Guǎfù Jiāo, Widow Reef) (2)
1995 (station established 1983). Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 15 m (49 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a round concrete pier. Lighthouse covered with tiles, black on the upper portion and red on the lower portion; pier painted black. Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef in the southern section of Zhōushān harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-2449; Admiralty F3714.258.
Guoqinjiao Light
Guòqínjiǎo Light, Zhōushān, 2006
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Zhènhǎi Office photo
Xīxièzhì (Xieshi West (2)
2007 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); four white flashes every 10 s. 11 m (36 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern dome painted red. MSA's photo of the new lighthouse is at the top of this page, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the southeastern tip of an island about 2 km (1.25 mi) north of Dàmāoshān, an island in the channel between the mainland and Zhōushān. Site status unknown. CN-2448; Admiralty F3714.267.
Xiǎoliàngménshān (Xiǎoliàngmén Shān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21.5 m (71 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 11.5 m (38 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with tiles colored in red and white vertical stripes. Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island off the east coast of Dàmāoshān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2453; Admiralty F3714.25.
Luótóujiǎo (Luótóu Jiǎo) (2)
1992 (station established 1983). Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered by white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located at the southern tip of Dàmāoshān. Site status unknown. CN-2447; Admiralty F3714.26; NGA 18964.
Yángluóshān (Yángluó Shān, Luótóu Shān) (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); two white flashes every 4 s. 13.5 m (48 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tile. An MSA photo is at right, a view from the sea and a distant view are available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island just off the southwestern tip of Zhōushān Island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2445; Admiralty F3714.27.

Cèzi Island Area Lighthouses
Note: Zhōushān Island is connected to the mainland near Zhènhǎi by a series of five bridges, the last completed in 2009. The bridges link Zhōushān to Cèzi Island, just off the west coast of Zhōushān, and then to Jīntáng Island, a larger island to the south.
Bànyángjiāo (Bànyáng Jiāo, Cèzishuǐdào) (2)
1992 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 19.5 m (64 ft); white flash every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tile. Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island in the center of the southern entrance to the Cèzi Channel (Cèzishuǐ) separating Zhōushān and Cèzi islands. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2412; Admiralty F3716.48; NGA 18966.
Yangluoshan Light
Yángluóshān Light, Zhōushān, November 2003
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shànghǎi Region photo
Diàojiāo (Diào Jiāo, Outer Diaoshan) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 12 m (39 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. A 2007 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse replaced a skeleton tower. Located on a reef off the west coast of Zhōushān Island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2412.01; Admiralty F3716.62.
#Fùchìdǎo (Fùchì Dǎo, Fùchìshān)
1998 (station establishment date unknown). Inactive and apparently removed. 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tile. Google's satellite view shows that the light has been removed due to bridge construction. Fùchìshān (Gucishan) is a small island in the Cèzi Channel, connected to Zhōushān and to Cèzi by two of the five bridges of the roadway to the mainland. Formery located at the western end of the island. Site status unknown. ex-CN-2422; ex-Admiralty F3716.625.
Màotóushān (Màotóu Shān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 36 m (118 ft) (?); white flash every 4 s. 19 m (62 ft) round concrete tower, probably with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. It appears that this lighthouse has been relocated and now has a lower focal plane. Located on heights at the southern tip of Cèzi Island. Site status unknown. CN-2407; Admiralty F3716.47.

Jīntáng Island Area Lighthouses
Dàcàihuāshān
1927. Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft); white flash every 3 s. 11 m (36 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. 1-story keeper's house. The Zhèjiāng Heritage Network has a 2012 photo, the Zhènhǎi MSA Office has a view from the sea (third photo on the page), and Bing has a satellite view of the station. This historic lighthouse was restored after World War II and again after being struck by lightning in August 2002. Located on a small island off the northern end of Jīntáng Island and about 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Zhōushān Island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2401; Admiralty F3716.43.
#Lǎohǔshān (Lǎohǔ Shān) (2)
1992 (station establishment date unknown). Inactive since 2005. 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tile. Google's satellite view shows that the light was discontinued in connection with construction of the bridge linking Cèzi and Jīntáng Islands. Located on a small island in the southern entrance to the channel separating Jīntáng and Cèzi islands. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ex-CN-2406; ex-Admiralty F3716.45.
Dàxiǎohuánggàn (Dàxiǎo Huánggàn) (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); two white flashes every 4 s. 12 m (39 ft) round white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. No current photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. This lighthouse replaced a skeletal tower. Located on an islet off the eastern tip of Jīntáng Island. Site status unknown. CN-2411.2; Admiralty F3716.46.
Huángniújiāo (Huángniú Jiāo, Cattle Reef) (2)
1991 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white flash every 6 s. 15 m (49 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. A distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the southeast coast of Jīntáng island, about 15 km (9 mi) east of Zhènhǎi. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-2409; Admiralty F3714.3; NGA 18972.
Wàiwānshānzuǐ (Wàiwānshān Zuǐ, Changbi Zui)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tile. Bing has a satellite view. Located at the southwestern tip of Jīntáng Island, marking the narrowest point of the 3.5 km (2.25 mi) wide strait between Jīntáng and the mainland. Site status unknown. CN-2404; Admiralty F3714.8.
Dacaihuashan Light
Dàcàihuāshān Light, Zhōushān
Zhèjiāng Culture Ministry photo
Lìgǎng (Lì Gǎng) (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white flash every 4 s. 14 m (46 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a round concrete pier. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles colored in red and white horizontal bands. Bing has a satellite view. Located at the eastern tip of Dàpéngshān, an inhabited island off the northwest coast of Jīntáng Island. Site status unknown. CN-2405; Admiralty F3716.42.
* Dàpéngshān (Taipingshan, Taping Island) (1)
1906. Inactive, but still standing. 9 m (30 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. 1-story keeper's house. The active light (focal plane 87 m (285 ft); three white flashes every 10 s) is now mounted on a steel post. A photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the northwestern corner of Dàpéngshān, an inhabited island off the northwest coast of Jīntáng Island. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. CN-2403; Admiralty F3716.4; NGA 18912.

Information available on lost lighthouses:

Notable faux lighthouses:

Dapengshan Light
1906 Dàpéngshān Light, Zhōushān
Zhèjiāng Culture Ministry photo

Adjoining pages: North: Daishan Islands | South: Southeastern Zhōushān Islands | West: Jiaxing and Níngbō

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Posted May 12, 2008. Checked and revised June 20, 2015. Lighthouses 49. Site copyright 2015 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.