Lighthouses of China: Southern Zhèjiāng (Wēnzhōu)

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. The coastline is hilly and irregular, with more than 3000 islands of all sizes offshore.

This page lists lighthouses in southern Zhèjiāng Province, including the important port of Wēnzhōu and the coastline south to the border of Fújiàn province. This area did not attract much foreign interest during the colonial period. Although Wēnzhōu was a treaty port that shipped tea to Europe, the European powers built very few lighthouses in the area. As a result, nearly all the lights listed are of recent origin and modern design.

Lighthouses in China are maintained by the PRC Maritime Safety Administration. The administration is organized in four regional administrations, with district offices in the major ports. All the lights on this page are maintained by the Wēnzhōu MSA office, which is part of the Shànghǎi Region.

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 Shànghǎi regional office of MSA. 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.

Qitou Light
Qítóu (Wēnzhōu Point) Light, Wēnzhōu
PRC MSA Shànghǎi Region photo

Northern Dòngtóu County (Dàméndǎo Area) Lighthouses
Note: Dòngtóu County includes a ragged archipelago of islands lying across the approaches to the port of Wēnzhōu.
Běipánshān Yǔ (3)
1998 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 62 m (203 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. MSA's photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 13 km (8 mi) south of Yùhuándǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2698; Admiralty F3660.8; NGA 19018.
Nánpánshān Yǔ
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21.5 m (71 ft); white flash every 5 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the southwest end of an island about 1.8 km (1.1 mi) southwest of the Běipánshān Yǔ light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2698.5.
Māoshān Yǔ
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 47 m (154 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 13 m (43 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island off the southern tip of Lùxīdǎo, an island east of Dàméndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2716.5; Admiralty F3660.6.
Héngzhǐshān (Héngzhǐ Shān, Heng-chi Shan) (3)
1997 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 66 m (217 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located on an island off the southwestern tip of Yùhuándǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2701; Admiralty F3661.1.
Dòngtóu (Dōng Tóu, Damen Dao East Point) (3)
1996 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 39 m (128 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Dàméndǎo is the largest island in Wēnzhōu Bay, about 11 km (5.5 mi) long; since it is inhabited the lighthouse may be accessible. Located at the eastern tip of Dàméndǎo. Site status unknown. CN-2702; Admiralty F3661; NGA 19068.
Xiǎowūxīng Yǔ
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (62 ft); white flash every 3 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round concrete tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island about 5 km (3 mi) north of Dàméndǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2718.
Xiàwūxiānzuǐtóu (Huangda Zui) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 12.5 m (41 ft) round concrete tower with gallery. No photo of the present lighthouse available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the southwestern tip of Dàméndǎo. Site status unknown. CN-2729; Admiralty F3661.5; NGA 19072.

Běipánshān Yǔ Light, Dòngtóu
PRC MSA Shànghǎi Region photo

Ōu Estuary (Wēnzhōu Harbor) Lighthouses
Note: Wēnzhōu is a major port on the estuary of the Ōu River (Ōujiāng). During the colonial era it was a treaty port, open to Westerners, but it never had any substantial Western settlement. During World War II it was one of the few ports on the central Chinese coast not captured by Japanese forces.
Qítóu (Wēnzhōu Point) (2)
2004 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) round fluted cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. MSA's photo is at the top of this page, and Google has a satellite view. The MSA page also has a photo of the original light, mounted on a short domed tower. This tower was probably at a much higher location than the present light; we need information on its history. Located on a promontory on the north side of the entrance to the Ōu estuary leading to Wēnzhōu harbor. Site status unknown, possibly accessible. CN-2734; Admiralty F3662; NGA 19020.
Cāngxià (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the north side of the estuary opposite the west end of Wēnzhōudǎo, an island in the mouth of the Ōujiāng. Site status unknown. CN-2736; Admiralty F3662.4; NGA 19048.
* Mǎtíshān (Mǎtí Shān) (2)
2002 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white flash every 3 s. 11 m (36 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored in red and white horizontal bands. An MSA photo is at right, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. The lighthouse marks a narrow section in the approach to Wēnzhōu. Located on the north side of the estuary opposite Qīdū island. This site appears to be accessible by a road along the shore. Site open, tower closed. CN-2740; Admiralty F3662.7; NGA 19066.

Mǎtíshān Light, Wēnzhōu
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shànghǎi Region photo
Qīdū Zuǐ
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. A photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located just at the northwestern tip of Qīdū island. Site open, tower closed. CN-2743; Admiralty F3662.8; NGA 19067.
Xiàngyán (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical unpainted white concrete tower with gallery, mounted on a round, stepped concrete pier. A photo is available, a second photo also shows the Jiāngxīnyǔ pagodas, and Google has a satellite view. The original conical tower is seen on Shànghǎi MSA's page. Located at the end of a shoal off the southeastern tip of Jiāngxīn island in Wēnzhōu. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2777; Admiralty F3663.5; NGA 19064.
* [Jiāngxīnyǔ East Pagoda]
869 AD. Inactive. Hexagonal stone pagoda, now partially in ruins. Steve Byrne's photo is at right, another photo is available, there's a photo of both Jiāngxīnyǔ pagodas, and Google has a satellite view. According to Wēnzhōu County annals, this Táng Dynasty pagoda was built as a daybeacon for sailors arriving in Wēnzhōu. In 1981, both Jiāngxīnyǔ pagodas were listed as National Cultural Heritage sites. Located at the eastern end of Jiāngxīn island in Wēnzhōu. Transportation to the island is available. Site open, tower closed.
* [Jiāngxīnyǔ West Pagoda]
969 AD. Inactive. Hexagonal stone pagoda, in good condition, with five balconies and a pyramidal roof. Guo Tian-shun has a photo, there's a photo of both Jiāngxīnyǔ pagodas, and Google has a satellite view. The second pagoda, built exactly 100 years after the first, provided sailors with a range line in their approach to Wēnzhōu. In 1981, both Jiāngxīnyǔ pagodas were listed as National Cultural Heritage sites. Located at the eastern end of Jiāngxīn island in Wēnzhōu. Transportation to the island is available. Site open, tower closed.
Yánménshān (Yánmén Shān) (2)
2002 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located at the toe of rocky promontory projecting into the south (here, really the west) side of the estuary a few miles northwest of Wēnzhōu. Site status unknown, possibly accessible. CN-2779.14; Admiralty F3663.9.
Lóngwān Pàotái (Longwan Fort, Lóngwāntóu)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); four white flashes every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with a domed top; the light is mounted atop the dome. Lighthouse painted white. Bing has a satellite view. This lighthouse is a sibling of the original Qítóu lighthouse. It is built below the historic Lóngwān fort, which protected Wēnzhōu against attack by pirates. Located on a promontory on the south side of the estuary at Lóngwān. Site status unknown, possibly accessible. CN-2738; Admiralty F3662.6; NGA 19052.
Jiangxinyu East Pagoda
Jiāngxīnyǔ East Pagoda, Wēnzhōu, January 2010
Flickr photo copyright Steve Byrne; used by permission

Southern Dòngtóu County Lighthouses
Běiyuányǔ (Běiyuán Yǔ, North Round Island) (3)
2001 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. NGA describes a 12 m (39 ft) round conical stone tower, presumably the 1976 lighthouse. Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse marks a dangerous reef at the start of the direct approach to Wēnzhōu from the east. Located on a small island about 7 km (4 mi) southeast of the inhabited island of Lùxīdǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2717; Admiralty F3660.4; NGA 19076
Dàbǐjiàyǔ (Dàbǐjià Yǔ)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 48 m (158 ft); white flash every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef about 7 km (4.5 mi). Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2721.3.
Lìyán (Lì Yǔ, Zhuàngyuán'ào Shān) (2)
2002 (station established 1954). Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored white with red trim. MSA's photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Zhuàngyuán'ào is an inhabited island on the north side of the Dòngtóu Channel. The light guides vessels approaching bridges that connect Zhuàngyuán'ào to the neighboring island of Qiánménshān to the west. Located off the western tip of Zhuàngyuán'ào. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2784; Admiralty F3657.82.
Dàsānpándǎo (Dàsānpán Dǎo, Tasanpang Shan) (2)
2003 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 53 m (174 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored white with red trim. Google has a satellite view. NGA lists the original light, a small pyramidal structure. Dàsānpándǎo is a small but inhabited island in the Dòngtóu Channel, one of the approaches to Wēnzhōu. Located on the highest point of the island. Site status unknown, but probably accessible. CN-2782; Admiralty F3660.2; NGA 19080.
Luàntóuyǔ (Luàntóu Yǔ)
2007. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); white flash every 3 s. 8 m (26 ft) round concrete tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island in the channel between Dòngtóudǎo and Dàsānpándǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2780.6; Admiralty F3660.1.
Hutouyu (Hutou Yu)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 103 m (338 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) square pyramidal white concrete tower. No photo available; Google has a distant satellite view. This important light is curiously missing from the Shànghǎi MSA light list. Located on an island well out into the East China Sea, about 7 km (4.5 mi) east of Dòngtóudǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty F3659; NGA 19084.
Liyan Light
Liyan Light, Dòngtóu
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shànghǎi Region photo
Běicèdǎo (Běi Cèdǎo, Beitse Shan) (2)
1993 (station established 1963). Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located atop Běicèdǎo, northernmost of the Cè (Tse) Islands, a small group south of Dòngtóudǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2792; Admiralty F3657.5.
Méihuājiāo (Méihuā Jiāo) (2)
1997 (station established 1954). Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 4 s. 12.5 m (41 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored black. Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a reef off the western tip of Dòngtóudǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2786; Admiralty F3657.7.
Xiǎoqúdǎo (Xiǎoqú Dǎo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a small island off the southwestern tip of Xiǎoqúdǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2791.2; Admiralty F3657.6.
Lóngyǎnjiāo (Longanjiao) (2)
1960 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); four white flashes every 12 s. 12.5 m (41 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located on a dangerous reef on the approach to Wēnzhōu from the southeast, about 10 km (6 mi) southwest of Níyǔshān. Site status unknown. CN-2793; Admiralty F3657.75.
Fùdǐngjiāo (Fùdǐng Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) round concrete tower colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet about 16 km (10 mi) south of Dòngtóudǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2793.7; Admiralty F3657.56.

Ruì'ān City: Běijǐ Islands Lighthouses
Note: The Běijǐ Islands extend in a ragged line eastward from near the city of Ruì'ān, which administers the islands. The largest island, Beijishan, is near the end of the archipelago.
Běijǐdǎo (Beijishān, Peichi Shan)
1990. Active; focal plane 135 m (443 ft); three white flashes every 20 s. 20 m (66 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and a round control center, rising from a U-shaped 1-story concrete crew building and signal station. Tower covered with red ceramic tiles; the attached building is white with red trim and a red roof. An MSA photo is at right, and Google has a good satellite view. Běijǐdǎo is the largest and northernmost of the Běijǐ Islands, an isolated group about 50 km (30 mi) southeast of Wēnzhōu. Located at the highest point of the island. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-007; CN-2794.1; Admiralty F3650; NGA 19086.
Tóngqiánjiāo (Tóngqián Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted black with a red horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the west end of a long reef about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of the Běijǐdǎo lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-2793.9; Admiralty F3652.
Dōngguāyǔ (Dōngguā Yǔ, Dongqua Hsu) (2)
1995 (station established 1908). Active; focal plane 79 m (259 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles; lantern roof painted red. Google has a satellite view. The original lighthouse, a 7.5 m (25 ft) cast iron tower, was repaired after being damaged during World War II. It is not known if the tower was salvaged for display. It's also not clear why NGA does not list this historic light station. Located on a small island about 13 km (8 mi) west of Běijǐdǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2796; Admiralty F3655.
Beijishan Light
Běijǐdǎo Light, Ruì'ān
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo (no longer online)
Běilóngshān (Běilóng Shān, Peilung Shan) (2)
2001 (station established 1970). Active; focal plane 37 m (121 ft); white flash every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Běilóngshān is an inhabited island about 20 km (13 mi) off the mainland coast and a similar distant west of Běijǐdǎo. Located at the west end of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown, but possibly accessible. CN-2798; Admiralty F3648.8; NGA 19085.5.
Lìzhīshān (Lìzhī Shān) (2)
1978 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 89 m (292 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 9.5 m (31 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located atop a small island about 7 km (4.5 mi) west northwest of Běilóngshān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2799; Admiralty F3648.6; NGA 19085.
Pánzàoyǔ (Pánzào Yǔ)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white flash every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but the tower is seen in Google's satellite view. Located on a reef about 4 km (2.5 mi) south of the Lìzhīshān light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2799.5; Admiralty F3648.65.
Fènghuángdàn (Fenghuangdao Jiao)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower painted black with one red horizontal band. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef about 8 km (5 mi) east of the Fēiyún River entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2808; Admiralty F3648.48.
Liánhuājiāo (Liánhuā Jiāo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef about 5 km (3 mi) east of the Fènghuángdàn light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2806; Admiralty F3648.5.
Xiàgànshān (Xiàgàn Shān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); white flash every 6 s. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 10 km (6 mi) east northeast of the Fēiyún River entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2808.15; Admiralty F3648.43.
Běichǐtóu (Běichǐ Tóu)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); four white flashes every 12 s. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but the shadow of the tower is seen in Google's satellite view. Located on a small island about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) south of Xiàgànshān light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2808.3; Admiralty F3648.44.
Sìyǔ (Sì Yǔ)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 10 km (6 mi) east northeast of the Fēiyún River entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2814; Admiralty F3648.4.
Chángyāoshān (Dongguashan, Donggua Shan)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 29 m (95 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round concrete tower colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 10 km (6 mi) southeast of the Fēiyún River entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2815.1; Admiralty F3648.37.

Píngyáng County: Nánjǐ Islands Lighthouses
Note: The Nánjǐ Islands are a compact group clustered around the largest island, Nánjǐshān, about 20 km (13 mi) southwest of Běijǐdǎo. The islands are administered as part of Píngyáng County.
Dàotiāoshān (Dàotiāo Shān)
2007(?). Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white flash every 8 s. 11 m (36 ft) round concrete tower, colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island on the northeast corner of the Nánjǐ Islands. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2800.5; Admiralty F3649.8.
Lóngtóu Yǔ (Longzuitou, Longzui Tou) (2)
1964 (station established 1958). Active; focal plane 71 m (233 ft); white flash every 4 s. 9.5 m (31 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white. Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet off the northwest coast of Nánjǐshān, an inhabited island in the East China Sea about 35 km (22 mi) off the coast of southern Zhèjiāng. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2800.
Píngyǔ (Píng Yǔ, Nánjǐ Shān, Nan-chi Shan, Nánjǐ Lièdǎo) (3)
1998 (station established 1970). Active; focal plane 62 m (203 ft); two white flashes every 12 s. 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. An external stairway winds wround the lower half of the tower. Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet about 5 km (3 mi) off the south coast of Nánjǐshān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2802; Admiralty F3649; NGA 19086.5.
Shàngmǎ'āndǎo (Shàngmǎ'ān Dǎo, Turret Island, Saddle Island) (2)
1970 (station established 1962). Active; focal plane 92 m (310 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical stone tower with gallery, painted with black and white horizontal bands. Google has a distant satellite view. Located on an isolated high island about 8 km (5 mi) west of Nánjǐshān. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2805; Admiralty F3649.3; NGA 19086.3.

Píngyáng County: Lónggǎngzhèn Area Lighthouses
Shàngtouyǔ (Shàngtou Yǔ) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 64 m (210 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 9.5 m (31 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower. Entire lighthouse is white. No photo of the present lighthouse is available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located atop a small island about 12 km (7.5 mi) off the harbor of Lónggǎngzhèn. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2815; Admiralty F3648.38.
Shīzǐkou
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower. Entire lighthouse is white. No closeup photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located atop a steep bluff on the north side of the entrance to Lónggǎngzhèn. Site status unknown. CN-2816.
* Píngyáng Zuǐ (Píngyáng Tsui, Cape Píngyáng) (3)
1992 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 66 m (217 ft); white flash every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal cylindrical stone tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. MSA's photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse is on the mainland and accessible by road. Located on the cape, about 8 km (5 mi) northeast of Jinxiang. Site open, tower closed. CN-2825; Admiralty F3648.35.

Cāngnán County Lighthouses
Jiāobēidǎo (Jiāobēi Dǎo) (2)
1989 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical stone tower with gallery, painted black. Google has a satellite view. Located on an isolated pinnacle in the entrance to Dàyú Bay, about 10 km (6 mi) east of Zhōngdūn. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2827; Admiralty F3648.28.
Dǐngcǎoyǔ (Dǐngcǎo Yǔ, Qao Yu, Tsao Hsu, Toe Point) (2)
1987 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 58 m (190 ft); white flash every 3 s. 9 m (30 ft) round stone tower with gallery, painted white. A 1-story equipment room is adjacent to the lighthouse. Google has a satellite view. Located at the eastern tip of a small island just off the mainland coast southeast of Mǎzhàn. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2828; Admiralty F3648.25.
Pingyang Zui Light
Píngyáng Zuǐ Light, Lónggǎngzhèn, May 1997
PRC MSA Shànghǎi Region photo
Wángjiāo (Wáng Jiāo) (2)
1989 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 13 m (43 ft) 2-stage round cylindrical stone tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has only a blurry satellite view. Located on a reef off the southeastern tip of an island a few miles north of the Fújiàn border. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-2831; Admiralty F3648.18.
Nánguāndǎo (Nán Guāndǎo, Nankuanshan) (2)
1990 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 67 m (220 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) 12-sided stone (?) tower with gallery, painted with black and white horizontal bands. Google has a satellite view. Nánguāndǎo is an inhabited island in the mouth of the Guān (Kuan) river, the border between Zhèjiāng and Fújiàn. Site status unknown, possibly accessible. CN-2833; Admiralty F3648.15.

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Posted June 9, 2008. Checked and revised July 18, 2015. Lighthouses: 48. Site copyright 2015 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.