Lighthouses of China: Southern Fujian (Xiamen and Zhangzhou)

The Chinese province of Fujian (formerly spelled Fukien or Fuchien) is located on the southeastern coast of the country, facing Taiwan across the Taiwan (Formosa) Strait. The coastline is rugged and irregular, with many islands and reefs threatening unwary navigators. This page covers the subprovincial city of Xiamen and the prefectural city of Zhangzhou in the southern part of the province. With a population of about 3.5 million, Xiamen (formerly called Amoy) is the most important seaport between Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The Chinmen (Kinmen, Quemoy) Islands off the entrance to Xiamen have been under the administration of the Republic of China government on Taiwan since 1949. The lighthouses of Chinmen and Wuqiu are described on the Matsu and Kinmen page.

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 Xiamen MSA office, which is part of the Shanghai Region. The Chinese word for a lighthouse is dēngtǎ (灯塔). Jiao or chiao is a cape, dao, tao, yu, or hsu is an island, wan is a bay, and kang or gang is a harbor. Due to competing systems for transliterating Chinese into Latin characters, there are always several possible spellings for the names of places in China.

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

General Sources
Navigation Mark Search
This page searches a long light list for all of China posted by the Shanghai MSA office. Enter a range of CN numbers in the lower pair of search boxes.
Lighthouse Information
Pages for 10 major lighthouses posted by the Xiamen Office of the MSA.
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.

Manyujiao Light
Manyujiao Light, Xiamen
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Xiamen Office photo

Xiamen City Lighthouses

Xiamen Harbor Lighthouses
[Huangjiao]
1973. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two red flashes every 6 s. 3 m (10 ft) octagonal concrete tower, painted bright red. This tiny lighthouse stands atop a giant boulder, and a wood stairway, painted white, climbs improbably to the light. Yuxuan Wang has a 2007 photo, another good photo is available, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. This light marks the southern entrance to the narrow channel between the island of Julangyu and the Xiamen waterfront. Located on a tiny islet at the southeast end of Xiamen harbor. Accessible only by boat, but the photos show visitors climbing the rock to the light. Site open, tower closed. CN-3169; Admiralty F3613; NGA 19152.
Niaoqijiao (Niaoqi Jiao)
2006. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round concrete tower, mounted on a square concrete pier. Lighthouse colored with green and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located about 500 m (0.3 mi) off the Xiamen waterfront, east of Dayu. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty F3614.5; NGA 19163.
Dayu (2)
1984 (station established 1982). Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); white flash every 4 s. 13 m (43 ft) hexagonal cylindrical stone tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored in red and white vertical stripes. In a photo of the island, the light is on the slope of the hill on the left (click on the photo for magnification). Google has a satellite view. Dayu is a forested island on the southwest side of Xiamen harbor. Located on the southeastern side of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown, but the lighthouse is certainly visible from many places in Xiamen. CN-3162; Admiralty F3615.5; NGA 19164.
Houyu (Xiamen) (4)
2001 (station established 1954). Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft); white flash every 6 s. 20 m (66 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. The Xiamen MSA Office photo is at right, a photo (first lighthouse on the page) is available, Shanghai MSA also has a page for the lighthouse, another photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Houyu (Monkey Island) is a small island in the center of Xiamen harbor. This lighthouse resembles the 1999 Wusungkou Lighthouse in Shanghai harbor. Located on the island; accessible only by boat. Site status unknown, but the lighthouse is certainly visible from many places in Xiamen. CN-3157; Admiralty F3615; NGA 19168.

Houyu (Monkey Island) Light, Xiamen
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Xiamen Office photo
Manyujiao (Manwei Jiao) (3)
2009 (station established 1963). Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white flash every 4 s. 21 m (62 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, mounted on a hexagonal concrete pier. Lighthouse is white, lantern dome red. A photo from Xiamen MSA is at the top of this page, a photo (last lighthouse on the page) is available, and Google has a satellite view. Shanghai MSA has a photo of the 1992 lighthouse. The new lighthouse was inaugurated in July 2009. Located on a dangerous shoal in the middle of Xiamen harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed, but the light should be visible from the waterfront in downtown Xiamen. CN-3156; Admiralty F3616; NGA 19172.
Xiaojingtaijiao (Xiaojingtai Jiao)
2006. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 10 m round (?) tower with gallery. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal in the northeastern part of Xiamen harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Admiralty F3616.6.

Wuyuan Bay (Xiamen Island East Coast) Lighthouses
* Wutong (Wutongdao, Wuyuan Wan)
2010. Active; focal plane 80 m (262 ft); three white flashes every 15 s. 69 m (225 ft) round concrete tower with double gallery, unpainted with red trim. A photo is at right, another photo is available, Louis Zhu has a more distant photo, and Google has a cloudy satellite view that probably shows the lighthouse under construction. Louis Zhu also has a photo show in the lighthouse floodlit at night. This new major lighthouse is located at the northeastern corner of Xiamen Island (Xiamendao) overlooking Wuyuan Bay. The light tower also carries the ventilation shaft for the south end of the Xiang'an Tunnel connecting Xiamen Island to Xiang'an on the mainland. A 13.2 hectare (32.6 acre) park surrounds the lighthouse. In December 2011, the area around the lighthouse was opened as a city park. Site open, tower closed. CN-3135.1; Admiralty F3618.385; NGA 19175.
Chinuojiao
2009. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with tiles colored white with narrow red horizontal bands. A very distant view is available (click on the photo for enlargement), and Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal about 500 m (0.4 mi) off the eastern point of Xiamendao. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-3137.01.
Tuyu
2009. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white flash every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered with tiles colored white with narrow red horizontal bands. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a shoal about 1.5 km (1 mi) off the southeastern coast of Xiamendao. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-3138.01.
Wutong Light
Wutong Light, Xiamen, July 2010
Panoramio Creative Commons photo by zysxm

Zhangzhou Prefecture Lighthouses

Longhai City Lighthouses
Muqianjiao
1993. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 13 m (43 ft) round hourglass-shaped fiberglass tower, painted with red and black horizontal bands, centered on a round concrete pier. Sibling to the Xiaoqingjiao light. NGA's spelling "Muquian Jiao" is a mistake. Located on a reef at the southwest end of Xiamen harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-3174; Admiralty F3612.5; NGA 19162.
Xiaoqingjiao (Qing Jiao)
1992. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 18 m (59 ft) round hourglass-shaped fiberglass tower, painted with red and white horizontal bands, centered on a round concrete pier. No photo available, and the light is hard to distinguish in Google's satellite view. Located on a reef at the southwest end of Xiamen harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-3188.1; Admiralty F3612.3; NGA 19151.6.
Shikengyuzi (Tudao, Tu Dao)
1992. Active; focal plane 22.5 m (74 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10.5 m (34 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, covered with tiles colored in black and white horizontal bands. The light is at the lower left in a photo of the Nanpaotai lighthouse. Google's satellite view somehow does not reveal the lighthouse. Located on a promontory of the mainland opposite the southwestern tip of Xiaendao. Site status unknown. CN-3188.2; Admiralty F3612.2; NGA 19150.8.
* Nanpaotai
2010. Active; focal plane 70.5 m (231 ft); white flash every 10 s. 52 m (171 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery and several decorative rings, unpainted except for a red horizontal band and red trim; the lantern dome is also red. The lighthouse rises from a 3-story semicircular building whose nature is not known. The photo is at right was taken several months before the lighthouse was placed in service, a page for the lighthouse is available, another photo shows the lighthouse rising from the historic Nanpaotai fortress, and a third photo shows the Shikengyuzi light in the distance. Google's satellite view shows the lighthouse under construction. Located on a promontory of the mainland opposite the southwestern tip of Xiamendao. Site status unknown. CN-3188.3; Admiralty F3612.195.
Nanpaotai Light
Nanpaotai Light, Longhai, December 2009
Panoramio Creative Commons photo copyright zCaiac
permission requested
Qingyu (Blue Island, Lantau, Xiamen, Amoy)
1875. Active; focal plane 41 m (135 ft); four white flashes every 20 s. 10 m (33 ft) (?) octagonal stone tower with lantern and gallery. Although listed at 10 m, the tower appears shorter in photos. In 1998 the tower was restored and covered with ceramic tiles colored in red and white vertical stripes. Lantern painted white; the lantern dome is gray with a narrow red band. The Xiamen MSA Office photo is at right, the Shanghai MSA also has a page for the lighthouse, and Bing has a satellite view. This historic lighthouse was the traditional landfall light for Xiamen, or Amoy as it was called during the colonial period. Located on a small island in Xiamen Bay about 12 km (7.5 mi) southeast of the city. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3190; Admiralty F3610; NGA 19184.
Tajiao (2)
2002 (station established 1969). Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. Approx. 16 m (52 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Bing has an indistinct satellite view. The main channel to Xiamen passes between this light and the Qingyu lighthouse. Located on a rocky reef just off a promontory of the mainland, about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) southwest of Qingyu. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3191; Admiralty F3609.3; NGA 19186.3.
Baiyu (2)
2010 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 20.5 m (67 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, covered with tile colored in red and white horizontal bands. There's a photo of a warship passing the lighthouse, and Google has a satellite view. Located atop a small island about 4 km (2.5 mi) southeast of Qingyu. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3191.1; Admiralty F3609.25.
Qingyu Light
Qingyu Light, Longhai; Kinmen (Quemoy) Island at upper right
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Xiamen Office photo
Guijiao (2)
2002 (station established 1965). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef close to the mainland about 3 km (2 mi) south of Qingyu. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3192; Admiralty F3609.2; NGA 19186.2.
Qingjiao (Qingjiaoyu) (3)
1996 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 22.5 m (74 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal brick tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored in red and white horizontal bands. Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet about 1.5 km (1 mi) south of the Guijiao light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3193; Admiralty F3608.5.
Daomei Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); continuous red light. 18 m (59 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white with a vertical red stripe on the upper half of the tower. A distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the breakwater at Daomei. Site status unknown. CN-3192.1; Admiralty F3608.4.
Daomei Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); continuous red light. 26 m (85 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted white with a vertical red stripe on the upper half of the tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the base of the breakwater at Daomei, 600 m (0.4 mi) northwest of the front light. Site status unknown. CN-3192.2; Admiralty F3608.41.
Jiuzhejiao
1992. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 14 m (46 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, covered with ceramic tiles colored in red and white horizontal bands. Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet off the east side of the island of Wuyu. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3193.1; Admiralty F3609; NGA 19186.
Wuyu (Xiamen Wuyu) (2)
1988 (station established 1976). Active; focal plane 57 m (187 ft); white flash every 4 s. 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. A photo (second lighthouse on the page) is available, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a promontory at the southern tip of the island of Wuyu. Site status unknown. CN-3194; Admiralty F3608.
Dongjiao (Baiwangjiao) (4)
1998 (station established 1958). Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two red flashes every 6 s. 15 m (49 ft) octagonal concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored in black and white horizontal bands. Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the entrance to the small mainland port of Xiaoao, about 2 km (1.25 mi) south of Wuyu. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3195; Admiralty F3607.5.
* Zhenhaijiao (Cape Chenhai)
1989. Active; focal plane 110 m (361 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 22.5 m (74 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and a large hexagonal control room. Lighthouse covered with white ceramic tile; lantern painted red. 3-story administration building, crew quarters and other buildings. The Xiamen MSA Office photo is at right, a page for the station is available, Shanghai MSA also has a page for the lighthouse, Longhai City has a page with several photos, and Google has a satellite view. This large, modern light station serves as the new landfall light for Xiamen and also guards the southern end of the Taiwan (Formosa) Strait. Located on Zhenhaijiao (Cape Chenhai), a prominent cape about 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Xiamen and the same distance southwest of Chinmen (Quemoy) Island. Site accessible by road, tower closed. CN-3195.1; Admiralty F3607; NGA 19197.

Zhenhaijiao Light, Longhai
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Xiamen Office photo
Zhenhaijiao Range Rear
1980. Active; focal plane 29 m (95 ft); white flash every 1.5 s. 15 m (49 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white tile; the gallery rail is red. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on Cape Zhenhai about 1 km (0.6 mi) northeast of the front light (next entry). Site status unknown. CN-3197; Admiralty F3606.51.
Zhenhaijiao Range Front (2)
1980 (station established 1954). Active; focal plane 29 m (95 ft); white flash every 1.5 s. 15 m (49 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white tile; the gallery rail is red. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the point of Cape Zhenhai. Site status unknown. CN-3196; Admiralty F3606.5.
Dingtaitou (Table Head) (3)
1986 (station established 1970). Active; focal plane 49 m (161 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10.5 m (34 ft) round cylindrical stone tower with gallery, covered in ceramic tiles colored in red and white horizontal bands. Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of a long promontory projecting into Dingtai Wan about 6 km (3.5 mi) southwest of Zhenhaijiao. Site status unknown. CN-3198; Admiralty F3606.2.

Zhangpu County Lighthouses
Linjinyu (2)
2010 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round concrete tower, covered with tile colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the southern point of Linjinyu, an island about 2 km (1.25 mi) offshore and 4 km (2.5 mi) southwest of Dingtaitou. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3200.2; Admiralty F3605.5.
Nandingdao (2)
1987 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 60 m (198 ft); white flash every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical stone tower with gallery, covered in ceramic tiles colored in black and white horizontal bands. Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 12 km (7.5 mi) northeast of Liuao. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-3201; Admiralty F3605; NGA 19188.
* Jiangjuntou (Jiaotongjiao)
1989. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 15 m (49 ft) hexagonal cylindrical stone tower with gallery, covered in ceramic tiles colored in red and white vertical stripes. The Xiamen MSA Office photo is at right, and Shanghai MSA also has a page for the lighthouse, but the tower is hard to find in Google's fuzzy satellite view. Located on a promontory about 12 km (7.5 mi) east of Zhangpu. Accessible by road. Site status unknown, but probably open. CN-3202; Admiralty F3604.5.
Dongjiao (2)
1962 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered in red ceramic tiles. Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a reef about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) east of the southeastern tip of the Liuao peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-3204; Admiralty F3603.98.
Qian Yan (Baijiao) (2)
1985 (station established 1967). Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); white flash every 4 s. 12 m (39 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered in white ceramic tiles. Google has a distant satellite view of the reef. Located on a small island about 7 km (4.5 mi) east of the Liuao peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-3203; Admiralty F3604; NGA 19192.

Jiangjuntou (Jiaotongjiao) Light, Zhangpu
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Xiamen Office photo
Hengyu
2006. Active; focal plane 63 m (207 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered in ceramic tiles colored in red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, and the tower is too new to appear in Google's satellite view. Located at the eastern end of a small island at the southern entrance to Futou Wan. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-3217.6; Admiralty F3603.7.
Waiying (2)
1985 (station established 1967). Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered in ceramic tiles colored in red and white horizontal bands. Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island about 8 km (5 mi) southwest of Hengyu. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-3218; Admiralty F3603.6; NGA 19193.
Qingcaoyu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); white flash every 2 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, covered in ceramic tiles colored with green and white horizontal bands. No photo available, and the tower is apparently to new to appear in Google's satellite view. Located on a small island marking the east side of the narrow passage on the east side of the Guleitou peninsula about 13 km (8 mi) northeast of the tip of the peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-3218.6.
Shenglinyu (2)
1965 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical stone tower with gallery, covered in black ceramic tiles. A view from the mainland is available, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. Located on a small island marking the west side of the narrow passage on the east side of the Guleitou peninsula about 11 km (7 mi) northeast of the tip of the peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-3219; Admiralty F3603.5.
* Guleitou (Dongshan, Thunder Head)
1993. Active; focal plane 114 m (374 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 23.5 m (77 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern, gallery, four ribs, and a large control room, attached to a 1-story administration building. Building covered with white ceramic tiles; lantern painted red. 4-story coast guard station and other station buildings. A photo is at right, a page for the lighthouse has the same photo, Shanghai MSA also has a page for the lighthouse, a closeup of the tower and a distant view are available, and Google has a good satellite view. This modern lighthouse was built to guide shipping in the southern entrance to the Taiwan (Formosa) Strait, and it also marks the entrance to Dongshan Bay and the harbor of Dongshan. Located on the heights at the southern tip of the Guleitou peninsula. Accessible by road. Site status unknown, but probably open. CN-3220; Admiralty F3603; NGA 19200.
Youshuiyanyu
2006. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) round hourglass-shaped concrete tower covered with tile colored in red and white horizontal bands. Shanghai MSA has a photo, but the tower is not seen in Google's satellite view. This light and the Tayu North light (next entry) frame the entrance channel for Dongshan Bay. Located at the south end of an island in Dongshan Bay about 3 km (2 mi) northwest of Guleitou. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3220.01; Admiralty F3600.98.
Guleitou Light
Guleitou Light, Zhangpu
PRC Ministry of Transport photo

Dongshan County Lighthouses
Tayu North
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17.5 m (57 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower covered with tiles colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the north end of an island in Dongshan Bay about 1.8 km (1.1 mi) due west of the Youshuiyanyu light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3221.5; Admiralty F3600.99.
Tiedingyu (3)
1986 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white flash every 1.5 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower covered with tiles colored white with a black vertical stripes. A view from the Dongshan waterfront is available, but the lighthouse is not conspicuous in Google's satellite view. Located on a small island in the middle of the entrance to Dongshan Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3222; Admiralty F3600.83.
Dongshan Baiyu (2)
Date unknown (station established 1961). Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); white flash every 1.5 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower covered with tiles colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo of the current lighthouse available, and it is not seen in Google's satellite view. The original light was a 4 m (13 ft) black pyramidal tower. Located on a skerry in the northern entrance to Dongshan harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3234.
Nanyu (2)
2010 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower covered with tiles colored with green and white horizontal bands. Shanghai MSA's photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the south end of an island just off the beach in Dongshan about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) southwest of the Dongshan Bay entrance. May be accessible on foot at low tide. Site status unknown. CN-3244.3; Admiralty F3600.8.
Fudingyu (2)
2010 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower covered with tiles colored with green and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet about 1 km (0.6 mi) south of the Nanyu light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3244.5; Admiralty F3600.5.
Sujianjiao
2006. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 5 m (17 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower covered with tiles colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory at the southeast corner of the Dongshan peninsula. Site status unknown. CN-3245.3; Admiralty F3598.45.
Xiongdiyu (Brother Island)
1988. Active; focal plane 73.5 m (241 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 12 m (39 ft) hexagonal cylindrical stone tower with gallery, covered in ceramic tiles colored in red and white vertical stripes. Shanghai MSA also has a page for the lighthouse, and another page is available, but Google has only a very distant satellite view of the island. Located on a small island in the Taiwan Strait, about 30 km (19 mi) southeast of Dongshan. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-3246.1; Admiralty F3598; NGA 19205.
Nanyu Light
Nanyu Light, Dongshan, November 2010
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Shanghai Region photo
Shiyu (Shih Hsu, Cliff island) (3)
1984 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 55 m (180 ft); white flash every 5 s. 7 m (23 ft) round hourglass-shaped concrete tower with gallery, covered in ceramic tiles colored in black and white horizontal bands. Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a high island off the southeastern end of the Dongshan peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. CN-3246; Admiralty F3598.5; NGA 19204.
Longyu (2)
2010 (station established 2005). Active; focal plane 18 m (56 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower covered with tiles colored with green and white horizontal bands. No photo available, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located on the southern tip of an island off the southeastern end of the Dongshan peninsula, about 5 km (3 mi) southwest of the Shiyu light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3246.01; Admiralty F3597.5.
Houjiao (Hou Jiao) (2)
2009 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); flash every 4 s, white or red depending on direction. 8 m (26 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower covered with white tiles. No photo available, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a promontory at the southern tip of the Dongshan peninsula. Site status unknown. CN-3247; Admiralty F3597.
Zhao'antou (2)
2010 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower covered with tiles colored with red and white horizontal bands. No photo available, and the light is too new to appear in Google's satellite view. This light marks the east side of the entrance to Zhao'an Bay. Located at the southwestern tip of the Dongshan peninsula. May be accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3247.2; Admiralty F3596.6.
Chengzhoudao
2006. Active; focal plane 38 m (125 ft); white flash every 4 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower covered with tiles colored with black and white horizontal bands. No photo available, and the light is too new to appear in Google's satellite view. Located on a promontory at the south end of Chengzhoudao, an island in the center of the entrance to Zhao'an Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3247.4; Admiralty F3596.7.
Gongkouwaiyu (2)
2009 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower covered with white tiles. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This light marks the west side of the entrance to Zhao'an Bay. Located on an islet just off the southern tip of the Meilingzhen peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-3251; Admiralty F3596.5.

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Posted July 28, 2008. Checked and revised August 8, 2013. Lighthouses: 52. Site copyright 2013 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.