Lighthouses of China: Xiàngshān 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.

This page includes lighthouses of Xiàngshān Bay and the hammerhead-shaped end of the Xiàngshān Peninsula. This area lies 30 to 100 km (20-60 miles) south of the city of Níngbō and is included within the Níngbō sub-province. Oriented northeast to southwest, Xiàngshān Bay is roughly 80 km (50 mi) long but only 5-10 km (3-6 mi) wide over most of its length. During the colonial period, Westerners called the bay "Nimrod Sound."

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.

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.

Beiyushan Light
Běiyúshān Light, Yúshān Islands
Níngbō Tourist Development Office photo

Xiàngshān Bay Lighthouses

Note: Xiàngshān Bay is more than 80 km (50 mi) long but rarely much more than 10 km (6 mi) wide. The bay extends from northeast to southwest along the north side of the Xiàngshān Peninsula and about 50 km (30 mi) southeast of the city of Níngbō. Many lights are needed to guide vessels in the narrow waters of the bay.
Yínzhōu District Lighthouse
Chuàntùjiāo (Chuàntù Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); three quick white flashes every 10 s. 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with two galleries, painted with black and yellow horizontal bands. A photo and a distant view are available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the harbor of Xiánxiángzhèn, on the lower north side of the bay (this is off the former ferry terminal and about 400 m (1/4 mi) northeast of the new Xiàngshān Bay Bridge. Accessible only by boat, but there is a good view from ferries crossing the bay from Xiánxiángzhèn. Site open, tower closed. CN-2545.1; Admiralty F3692.6.

Fènghuà City Lighthouses
Wūguīshān (Wūguī Shān, Turtle Mountain)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 30.5 m (100 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island near the center of Xiàngshān Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2548; Admiralty F3692.959.
Dàzhūniángjiāo (Dàzhūniáng Jiāo, Gāngpán Jiāo) (2?)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 13 m (43 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, painted white, mounted on a square concrete pier. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef in the entrance to the narrower portion of Xiàngshān Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2554; Admiralty F3692.956.
Dàduìshān (Dàduì Shān, Shuāngdéshān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white flash every 4 s. 13 m (43 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, painted white, mounted on a square concrete pier. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the southeastern point of Dàduìshān, an island off the north side of Xiàngshān Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2558.1; Admiralty F3692.954.
Fēnshuǐjiāo (Fēnshuǐ Jiāo, Shīzǐ Kou)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15.5 m (51 ft); three red flashes every 10 s. 15 m (49 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower. A distant view is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef in a narrow passage of upper Xiàngshān Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2562; Admiralty F3692.95.

Nínghǎi County Lighthouses
Yězhūjiāo (Yězhū Jiāo) (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); green flash every 4 s. 11.5 m (38 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted green, mounted on a round concrete base. Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the west end of Báishíshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2565.1; Admiralty F3692.9.
Gǒushān Nán (Gǒu Shān South)
2003 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); three green flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted green, mounted on a round concrete base. Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the southeast side of Báishíshāndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2564; Admiralty F3692.8.
Shēnshuǐjiǎo (Shēnshuǐ Jiǎo, Báishíshāndǎo, Báishíshān Dǎo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (56 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 15 m (49 ft) round concrete tower, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the northern tip of Báishíshāndǎo, about 10 km (6 mi) west of Xiàngshāngǎng. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2561; Admiralty F3692.953.

Xiàngshān County Lighthouses

North Coast (Xiàngshān Bay) Lighthouses
Xiǎojiāo (Xiǎo Jiāo, San Jiao)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 13 m (43 ft) round concrete tower, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef about 3 km (2 mi) west of Xiàngshāngǎng and 3 km (2 mi) east of the Xiàngshān Bay Bridge. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2547.2; Admiralty F3692.55.
Máojiāo (Máo Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); two red flashes every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) 2-stage round cylindrical concrete tower with galleries. Upper stage painted red, lower stage unpainted. MSA's photo is at right, a fuzzy photo and a distant view are available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef northwest of the harbor of Xiàngshāngǎng, on the lower south side of the bay. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2547.1; Admiralty F3692.5.
Wànjiāo (Wàn Jiāo, Fan Jiao)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (56 ft); light pattern unknown. 15 m (49 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the harbor of Xiàngshāngǎng, on the lower south side of the bay. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2547; Admiralty F3692.47.
Maojiao Light
Maojiao Light, Xiàngshān Bay
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
Quèjiāo (Què Jiāo, Magpie Reef)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19 m (59 ft); three white flashes every 12 s. 15 m (49 ft) round concrete tower, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef marking the southern entrance to Xiàngshān Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2545; Admiralty F3692.4.

East China Sea Lighthouses
Note: These lighthouses are on islands and reefs off the east end of the Xiàngshān Peninsula.
Xiéxuàntóu
2006. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 2 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted with black and white horizontal bands. Zhènhǎi MSA's photo is at right, but the tower is not seen in Google's satellite view. Located on a small island about 8 km (5 mi) south of Liuheng island and 20 km (13 mi) east of the northeastern end of the Xiàngshān Peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2572.6; Admiralty F3690.5.
Xīmòpánjiāo (Xīmòpán Jiāo, Ximoban, Hsi-mo-pan)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10.5 m (35 ft) round stone tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has only a very distant view of the location. Located on an islet within a reef about 10 km (6 mi) east of the Hóngshēngjiāo lighthouse (see below) and 5 km (3 mi) southwest of the Xiéxuàntóu lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2573; Admiralty F3690.
Cháishān (Chái Shān, Si Jiao)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white flash every 2 s. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, and the tower is not seen in Google's satellite view of the reef. Located on a reef about 12 km (7.5 mi) east of the northern end of the Xiàngshān Peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2573.2; Admiralty F3690.25; NGA 18979.15.
Xiàsìjiāo (Xiàsì Jiāo) (2)
1988 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 38 m (125 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, colored white. Google has a satellite view. Located on the southernmost of three small islands about 15 km (9 mi) east of Mǎ'ānshān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2574; Admiralty F3689.5.

Xiéxuàntóu Light
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Zhènhǎi Office photo
Dōngmòpánjiāo (Dōngmòpán Jiāo)
2011. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 7 m (23 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, and Google has only a very distant satellite view. Located on a isolated rock halfway between Xiéxuàntóu and Dàqīngshān. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2573.5; Admiralty F3689.8.
Dàqīngshāndōng (Dàqīng Shān East)
2008. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available; the light is barely visible in Google's satellite view. Located on the eastern coast of Dàqīngshān, the easternmost island of the Guanchuanao group, about 30 km (19 mi) east of the Xiàngshān Peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2577.1; Admiralty F3689.1.
Dàqīngshān
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 95 m (312 ft); white flash every 4 s. No description available, but this light is charted by NGA. Google's satellite view may show the lighthouse. Located on the highest point of Dàqīngshān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown.
Wàidōngjǔ (Nánjiǔshān, Nanjiu Shan) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 53 m (174 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 11.5 m (38 ft) round cylindrical tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view of this light, which has replaced the square tower seen in the Shànghǎi MSA photo. Located high on the eastern tip of Nánjiǔshān, the largest island of the Guanchuanao group. Site status unknown. CN-2578; Admiralty F3689; NGA 18980.
Ǎiqíshān (Nánjiǔshān West, Liaobantian West Islet) (2)
1989 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 51 m (167 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 9 m (30 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Nánjiǔshān is an island about 7 km (4.5 mi) long and 16 km (10 mi) east of the central east coast of the Xiàngshān peninsula. Located on Ǎiqíshān, an island off the western tip of Nánjiǔshān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2579; Admiralty F3685; NGA 18980.5.
Bànyángjiāo (Bànyáng Jiāo, Niubishan Shuidao, Jiushan Liedao) (3)
2000 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 16 m (52 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with two galleries and an exterior stairway leading to the lower gallery. Lighthouse covered with tiles colored black with a red horizontal band. The reef does not appear in Bing's satellite view. The second (1986) lighthouse had to be replaced after it was heavily damaged by a typhoon in 1997. Located on an isolated reef about 20 km (13 mi) east of the southeastern point of the Xiàngshān Peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2584; Admiralty F3684; NGA 18981.

Xiàngshān Peninsula Lighthouses
Xiǎodōngyǔ (Xiǎodōng Yǔ, Niu Bishan Channel)
1998 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 37 m (121 ft); white flash every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. MSA's photo is at right, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on an islet off the northeastern corner of the Xiàngshān peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2568; Admiralty F3691.6.
Hóngshēngjiāo (Hóngshēng Jiāo) (2)
1997 (station established 1949). Active; focal plane 31 m (102 ft); white flash every 4 s. 11 m (36 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with black ceramic tiles. The lighthouse replaced a much shorter hexagonal tower that still stands nearby. Bing has a satellite view. Located on an islet about 7 km (4.5 mi) south of the Xiǎodōngyǔ light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty CN-2571; F3691.2.
Xiadongyu Light
Xiǎodōngyǔ Light
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
Xiǎoyězhūjiāo (Xiǎoyězhū Jiāo, Wild Boar Reef) (3)
1998 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); three white flashes every 6 s. 15 m (49 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with double gallery, mounted on a round concrete pier. Lighthouse covered with red ceramic tiles, pier painted black. Bing has a satellite view. Located on an underwater reef about 1.5 km (1 mi) southeast of the Hóngshēngjiāo lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2572; Admiralty F3691; NGA 18979.1.
Mǎ'ānshān (Mǎ'ān Shān)
2007. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white flash every 5 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, colored with red and white horizonal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This light marks the end of a long reef. Located on a small island off the eastern end of the larger island of Dàpínggǎngdǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2573.6; Admiralty F3689.45.
Xiǎomòshān (Xiǎomò Shān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); white flash every 4 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted white. A very distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island just off a promontory of the mainland east of Dōngchénxiāng. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2580; Admiralty F3684.75.
Dàmòluǎnzǐ
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15.5 m (51 ft); red flash every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, colred with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet about 4 km (2.5 mi) east of the Xiǎomòshān light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2580.1.
Tiánluótóu (Ermushan, Erhmu Shan, Tiánluótóudǎo) (3)
1998 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 27 m (89 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 9.5 m (31 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located atop a small island about 8 km (5 mi) off the central coast of the Xiàngshān Peninsula, east of Danmen. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2581; Admiralty F3684.5.
Bǎimǔtiánjiāo (Bǎimǔtián Jiāo, Xing Jiao)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); four white flashes every 12 s. 17 m (56 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, mounted on a round concrete pier. Tower probably covered with tiles, colored in red and black horizontal bands; the pier is unpainted. Bing has a satellite view. Located on an almost-submerged reef about 25 km (15 mi) northeast of Shípǔzhèn in the southeastern corner of the Xiàngshān Peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2583; Admiralty F3684.3.
Dàcándǎo (Dachandao, Suoshan, So Shan) (2)
1986 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 53 m (174 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. The MSA photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located atop a small island about 9 km (5.5 mi) south of the Ermushan light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2585; Admiralty F3683.7.
Tóngtóujǔ (Tongtou Zui)
2007. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); red flash every 3 s. 8 m (26 ft) round concrete tower, colored with red and white horizontal bands. Shànghǎi MSA has a small photo of this new lighthouse, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the eastern end of an island about 5 km (3 mi) southwest of Dàcándǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2585.1; Admiralty F3683.3.
Suoshan Light
Dàcándǎo Light
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo

Shípǔ Area Lighthouses
Note: Shípǔ is a town near the southern tip of the Xiàngshān Peninsula. It is rarely visited by Western tourists, but it is an important fishing port and a center of the seafood industry.
Luóboshāndōng (Luóbo Shān East, Ganmenshan, Xia-ao) (2)
1999 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white flash every 4 s. 9.5 m (31 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. This lighthouse replaced a light severely damaged by a typhoon in 1997. Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the southeastern tip of the Xiàngshān Peninsula, marking the east side of the entrance to the fishing port of Xia-ao. Site status unknown. CN-2586; Admiralty F3682.84.
Chèngzhùjiāo (Jiaowei Dao) (2)
2003 (station establishment date unknown) . Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 11 m (36 ft) concrete tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. The original light was on a small square masonry tower, painted white. Bing has a satellite view. Located atop a small island in the middle of Shípǔ Bay, the open roads between Xia-ao and Tantoushan. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2592; Admiralty F3682.8; NGA 18981.5.
* Shípǔgǎng East Entrance
1916. Inactive. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. The tower is unpainted white concrete, lantern painted red. A photo is at right, Philip Yang has a 2010 photo, and Google has a satellite view. This historic lighthouse has been nicely restored and appears to be located in a public park. Located on a promontory on the north side of the narrow entrance to the traditional harbor of of Shípǔ (Shípǔgǎng). Site open, tower closed.
Tàiwǎngyǔ (2)
2007 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 53 m (174 ft); white flash every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. A very distant view of the new lighthouse is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located atop an island in the harbor of Shípǔ. CN-2598; Admiralty F3682.7.
Huángpàngjiāo (Huángpàng Jiāo) (2)
2007 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 10 m; red flash every 4 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted red. No photo of the new light is available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef in the harbor of Shípǔ. CN-2599; Admiralty F3682.75.
Zhōngjièshān (Zhōngjiè Shān)
2006. Active; focal plane 17.5 m (57 ft); three white flashes every 6 s. 10.5 m (34 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, covered with white tiles. Bing has a satellite view. Located at the west end of an island in the channel between Nántiándǎo and the mainland, about 5 km (3 mi) west of Shípǔ. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2600; Admiralty F3682.55.
Fànzèngshān
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); red flash every 4 s. 13 m (43 ft) round conical white concrete tower. A distant view and a second view are available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located under the south end of the Sānménkǒu Bridge, which connects Shípǔ to Fànzèng Island. Site status unknown. CN-2606.
Shipugang Light
Shípǔgǎng East Entrance Light, Shípǔ, September 2008
Panoramio photo copyright chinarenmin; permission requested
Wǎnzhǎnjiāo (Wǎnzhǎn Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 14.5 m (48 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower colored with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the northwest corner of Fànzèng Island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2607.

Nántiándǎo Area Lighthouses
Note: Nántiándǎo is an irregularly-shaped island off the southern tip of the Xiàngshān Peninsula, separated from the mainland by Shípǔ harbor. The island is accessible by bridge.
Jiǎbèixiā (3?)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10 m octagonal concrete tower, painted white. No photo of the new light is available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the southern tip of an island on the south side of Shípǔ harbor and northeast of Nántiándǎo. Site status unknown. CN-2597; Admiralty F3682.6.
Zhàlánjiāo (Zhàlán Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower, colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a reef off the northeastern corner of Nántiándǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2595.1; Admiralty F3682.59.
Wūjiāo (Wū Jiāo) (2)
1982 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 12 m (39 ft) octagonal pyramidal concrete tower with double gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored in red and white horizontal bands. Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located atop a rocky islet off the eastern tip of Tántóushān, an inhabited island off the east coast of Nántiándǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2590; Admiralty F3683.5.
Níluóyǔ (Níluó Yǔ)
2008. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); four white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, colored with black and white horizonal bands. No photo available, and the tower does not appear in Google's satellite view of the location. Located on a small island about 10 km (6 mi) east of Nántiándǎo, a large island off the southeastern tip of the Xiàngshān Peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2596.6; Admiralty F3683.48; NGA 18981.3.
Guǐjiāoshān (Guǐjiāo Shān, Húsūntiěliàndǎo)
2008. Active; focal plane 13.5 m (44 ft); three white flashes every 6 s. 9 m round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern painted red. Shànghǎi MSA's photo of this new light is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island just off the southeastern coast of Nántiándǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2621.1; Admiralty F3682.52.
Mítuódǎo (Mítuó Dǎo, Amida Island)
1994 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 49 m (161 ft); white flash every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a small island about 7 km (4 mi) southeast of Nántiándǎo, marking the entrance to Sānmén Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2622; Admiralty F3682.5.
Cǎoxiébà Yǔ (Qaoziehpo, Tsao-hsieh-po)
1991 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 28.5 m (94 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Bing has a satellite view. Located on an islet about 8 km (5 mi) southwest of the southern tip of Nántiándǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2623; Admiralty F3682.3.
Guijiaoshan Light
Guǐjiāoshān Light, Nántiándǎo
PRC MSA Shànghǎi Region photo
Guāngtóujiāo (Guāngtóu Jiāo, Bald Reef)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (30 ft); white flash every 4 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, covered with tiles colored in red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a reef in Nantian Bay, southwest of Nántiándǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2605.1; Admiralty F3682.285; NGA 18981.6.

Yúshān Islands Lighthouse
Note: The Yúshān (Yu Shan) Islands include two inhabited islands (Běiyúshān and Nányúshān) and a scattering of islets and reefs about 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Nantian and a similar distance east of the entrance to Sānmén Bay. The islands were occupied by Japan during the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95), and the light station was established by Japan. The permanent population of the islands is less than 400, but it may increase: the Níngbō City government has a plan to develop the islands as a deep sea fishing resort.
Běiyúshān (Yú Shān, North Yushan)
1895. Active; focal plane 103 m (338 ft); two white flashes every 20 s. 15 m (49 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. 2-story keeper's house and other light station buildings. A photo is at the top of this page, Zhang Kaihong has a closeup, a closeup, a view from the sea and another view from the sea are available, and Google has a satellite view. This is the original Japanese lighthouse, but it had to be repaired after World War II and the large modern lantern was installed in 1986. The station is staffed by coast guard personnel. Located on Běiyúshān (North Yushan Island). Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-008; CN-2636; Admiralty F3682; NGA 18982.

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Posted May 12, 2008. Checked and revised July 4, 2015. Lighthouses: 49. Site copyright 2015 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.