Lighthouses of China: Eastern Guǎngdōng

The Chinese province of Guǎngdōng (formerly spelled Kwangtung) is located on the southern coast of the country, facing the South China Sea. The coastline is rugged and irregular, with many islands and reefs threatening unwary navigators. This page lists lighthouses of the eastern portion of the province, between Hong Kong and the border of Fújiàn province. The major ports in this part of the province are Shàntóu, formerly called Swatow, and Shànwěi, formerly called Swabue.

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 MSA Maritime Security Center Shàntóu, which is part of the Guǎngzhōu 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 Shanghai regional office of MSA. Admiralty numbers are from volume P of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 112.

General Sources
Navigation Aids Search
The 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.
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.

Tianweijiao Light
Tiánwěijiǎo Light, Shànwěi
PRC Maritime Security Center Shàntóu photo

Nán'ào County Lighthouses
Note: Nán'ào County is administered as part of Shàntóu Prefectural City. The county includes the large island of Nán'àodǎo as well as the Nánpēng (South Penghu) Islands in the Taiwan Strait.
Lǎoniújiāo (Cow Reef) (2)
1991 (station established 1980). Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white flash every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, mounted on a round pier. Lighthouse painted white. No photo available, but Bing has distant satellite view. Located on a reef about 10 km (6 mi) northeast of the island of Nán'àodǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4009; Admiralty P3596.
Qīngyǔ (Green Island, Zhelinwan, Zhe Lin, Che-Lin Wan) (2)
1983 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 46.5 m (153 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on Qīngyǔ, an island in the middle of the entrance to Tàlín (Zhelin) Bay, about 10 km (6 mi) north of Nán'àodǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4011; Admiralty P3597.62; NGA 19207.
Wūjiāo (Heijiao)
1987. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white flash every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. Located on a shoal off the northeastern corner of Xùnzhōudǎo in Tàlín (Zhelin) Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4013; Admiralty P3587.5.
Fèngyǔ (Fèng Yǔ) (2)
2006 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); white flash every 8 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery. Entire lighthouse is white. MSA Shàntóu has a small photo, and Google has a satellite view. The original light had a focal plane of 24 m (79 ft). Fèng Yǔ is a small but high island halfway between Nán'àodǎo and the mainland. Located on an islet just off the southern tip of Fèng Yǔ. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4022; Admiralty P3587.58.
** Nán'àodǎo (Sancongya)
2009. Active; focal plane 78 m (256 ft); white flash every 8 s. 30 m (98 ft) vase-shaped tower with lantern and gallery. The lighthouse is white with narrow red vertical stripes and red trim. A photo is at right, a page for the lighthouse also has this photo, Liang Jin has a photo, and Google has a good satellite view. This new major lighthouse has a range of 33 km (21 mi). Intended both as a navigational aid and a tourist attraction, the lighthouse was dedicated on 28 November 2009. Located on a promontory at the southeastern point of Nán'àodǎo. Site and tower probably open, but no details are available. Admiralty P3587.74; NGA 19206.3.
Nan'aodao Light
Nán'àodǎo Light, Nán'ào, November 2009
Nán'ào County Public Information photo
Guānyǔ (Guān Yǔ)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); white flash every 3 s. 9 m (30 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an island about 800 m (1/2 mi) off the southeast coast of Nán'àodǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-4004.3; Admiralty P3587.755.
Píngyǔ (Píng Yǔ, Flat Island)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); white flash every 5 s. 9 m (30 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the westernmost of the Leman Islands, a group of small islands about 12 km (7.5 mi) south of the Nán'àodǎo lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-4007.5; Admiralty P3587.81.
Chìyǔ (Chì Yǔ, Red Island) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); two white flashes every 12 s. 6 m (20 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete block tower with gallery. A closeup photo (last photo on the page) is a copy of the MSA Shàntóu photo, but Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the island. The Admiralty lists a light only 2 m (7 ft) tall. Located on a small island at the eastern end of the Leman group. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-4008; Admiralty P3587.82.
Nánpēngdǎo (Nánpēng Lièdǎo, Nánpēng Islands) (2)
1994 (station established 1874). Active; focal plane 92 m (302 ft); white flash every 12 s. 23 m (75 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with lantern, gallery, and observation room, centered on a square 1-story equipment building. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. MSA's photo is at right, the Guǎngdōng Communications Administration has a photo (fourth photo on the page), and Google has a distant satellite view of the station. A shorter tower next to the lighthouse may be the original lighthouse, a 16.5 m (54 ft) cast iron tower. The Nánpēng (South Penghu) Islands are a chain of small islands located about 25 km (15 mi) southeast of Nán'àodǎo and about 60 km (38 mi) east of Shàntóu. The lighthouse guides ships approaching the Taiwan Strait and also serves as a landfall light for Shàntóu. Located on Nánpēngdǎo, the highest and southernmost island of the group. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed (strategic military area). ARLHS PRC-046; CN-4002; Admiralty P3587.7; NGA 19206.
Nanpengdao Light
Nánpēngdǎo Light, Taiwan Strait
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo

Shàntóu (Swatow) City Lighthouses
* Láichángdùkǒu Ferry Pier (Lanchangdukou Breakwater)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); quick-flashing white light. 10 m (33 ft) post centered on a round 1-story concrete base. A photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of a short breakwater at Mǎqián, about 16 km (10 mi) north of the Shàntóu harbor entrance. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. CN-4022.2; Admiralty P3587.43; NGA 19223.
Dézhōudǎo (Shàntóu Gǎng) No. 1 Range Front
2009. Active; focal plane 34 m (112 ft); continuous red light. 16 m (52 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery, colored white with a red vertical stripe. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Dézhōudǎo is an island in the entrance to the Shàntóu Jiāng, the estuary that is Shàntóu's harbor. Located at the eastern point of Dézhōudǎo. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4032; Admiralty P3593; NGA 19224.
Dézhōudǎo (Te Chou Tao, Luyu, Lu Hsu) (1)
1880. Inactive since 1997. Approx. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted red. A photo is at right, Shàntóu City has a page for the light station, and Google has a satellite view. The lighthouse has been carefully restored. Located adjacent to the new lighthouse (next entry).
Dézhōudǎo (Te Chou Tao, Luyu, Lu Hsu) (2)
1997 (station established 1880). Active; focal plane 74 m (243 ft); white flash every 5 s. 23 m (75 ft) octagonal hourglass-shaped tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse covered with white ceramic tile; lantern painted white with a red roof. A photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the eastern end of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4030; Admiralty P3591; NGA 19216.
* Dézhōudǎo (Shàntóu) Range #1 Rear (2)
1995 (station established 1979). Active; focal plane 41 m (135 ft); white flash every 2 s. 39 m (128 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles colored white with a red vertical stripe on the range line. A photo is available, the top of the tower is seen in the right background of another photo, and Google has a satellite view. The original light, a skeletal tower, has been removed. Located on the eastern side of an island in Shàntóu Jiāng. The island is accessible from an exit from the bridge across the estuary. Site status unknown, but certainly the lighthouse can be viewed from nearby. CN-4033; Admiralty P3593.1; NGA 19224.1.
* Shàntóu Range #3 Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); continuous red light. 26.5 m (87 ft) skeletal tower, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the north side of the harbor in downtown Shàntóu. Site open, tower closed. CN-4042; Admiralty P3595.2; NGA 19244.
Dezhoudao Light
Dézhōudǎo Lights, Shàntóu
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo
Guīyǔ (Guī Yǔ, Turtle Island) (2)
1996 (station established 1979). Active; focal plane 27 m (89 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 14 m (46 ft) white fiberglass tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. The original light was on a square skeletal tower. Located on an island in Shàntóu harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4049; Admiralty P3595.3.
Tiězhēn Yǔ (Anvil Island, Chi Yu) (2)
2009 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 5 km (3 mi) north of Biaojiao. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4025; Admiralty P3589; NGA 19230.
* Biǎojiǎo (Biǎo Jiǎo, Good Hope Cape, Table Cape, Swatow) (2)
1992 (station established 1880). Active; focal plane 62 m (203 ft); white flash every 8 s. 16 m (52 ft) round cylindrical stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted white with red trim; the lantern dome is also red. Several keeper's cottages and other station buildings. A photo is at right, a 2011 photo, a closeup, and a foggy 2012 photo are available, and Google has a satellite view. The original lighthouse was a 6.7 m (22 ft) cast iron tower; we do not know if this historic building was preserved. Located on a prominent cape about 20 km (13 mi) southeast of Shàntóu. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS PRC-009; CN-4024; Admiralty P3588; NGA 19208.
Guǎng'ào Gǎng Range Front
2010. Active; focal plane 54 m (177 ft); continuous red light. 48 m (157 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored white with a red vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This is the entrance range for new port facilities being developed in the lee of Biǎo Jiǎo. Located on the waterfront west of Biǎo Jiǎo, facing south on Guǎng'ào Bay. Site status unknown. CN-4050.351; Admiralty P3588.8.
Guǎng'ào Gǎng Range Rear
2010. Active; focal plane 68 m (223 ft); continuous red light. 41 m (135 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with ceramic tiles colored white with a red vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located 685 m (0.43 mi) due north of the front light. Site status unknown. CN-4050.352; Admiralty P3588.81.
Hǎimén Entrance Range Front
1961. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white light, 1.5 s on, 1.5 s off. 6 m (20 ft) round concrete tower, covered with ceramic tiles colored white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but the tower is centered in a Google satellite view. Located in a field about 250 m (800 ft) above the estuary on the west side of Hǎimén harbor. Site status unknown. CN-4055; Admiralty P3587.1.
Biao Jiao Light
Biǎo Jiǎo Light, Shàntóu, January 2011
Panoramio photo copyright 周遊; permission requested
Hǎimén Entrance Range Rear
1961. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white light, 1.5 s on, 1.5 s off. 9 m (30 ft) round concrete tower, covered with ceramic tiles colored white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located about 400 m (1/4 mi) north northwest of the front light. Site status unknown. CN-4056; Admiralty P3587.11.
Hǎimén Inner Range Front
1961. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white light, 1.5 s on, 1.5 s off. 6 m (20 ft) round concrete tower. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles colored white with two black vertical stripes and a white vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, and the tower is inconspicuous in Google's satellite view. This range apparently guides vessels leaving the harbor of Hǎimén. Located about 800 m (1/2 mi) northeast of the entrance range front light. Site status unknown. CN-4059.
Hǎimén Inner Range Rear
1961. Active; focal plane 17.5 m (57 ft); white light, 1.5 s on, 1.5 s off. 9 m (30 ft) round concrete tower. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles colored white with two black vertical stripes and a white vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located about 135 m (450 ft) southwest of the front light. Site status unknown. CN-4060.

Jiēyáng City Lighthouse
* Shíbēishān (Stone Mountain, Breaker Point) (3)
1990 (station established 1880). Active; focal plane 68 m (223 ft); white flash every 15 s. 59 m (195 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and a hexagonal observation room, centered on a 2-story hexagonal control building. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. A Guǎngdōng MSA Office photo is at right, a 2010 closeup is available, the Baidu Encyclopedia has an article (in Chinese) on the lighthouse, there's another page on its history, and Google has a satellite view. This soaring tower is the third tallest Chinese lighthouse (after Mùlán Tóu and Báishā Mén on the island of Hǎinán) and one of the best known lighthouses of South China. Jìnghǎijiǎo (Cape Jìnghǎi) is not very high, but it is the point where the trend of the coastline changes from mostly east-west to northeast-southwest. The original lighthouse, a 37 m (121 ft) cast iron tower, was destroyed during World War II. It was replaced in 1948 by a 34 m (111 ft) cast iron tower. Located on Cape Jìnghǎi, about 25 km (15 mi) southeast of Huìlái. Accessible by road. Site probably open, tower closed. CN-4073; Admiralty P3586; NGA 19264.
Shibeishan Light
Shíbēishān Light, Huìlái
PRC MSA Guǎngdōng Region photo

Shànwěi City Lighthouses
Jiǎzǐjiǎo (Jiǎzǐ Jiǎo, Kupchi Point) (2)
2007 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 71.5 m (235 ft); white flash every 4 s. 17 m (56 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. Li Wen Hang has a distant photo, a blog has several additional distant views, and Google has a good satellite view. The original light was on an 8 m (26 ft) square cylindrical brick tower rising from a square 1-story keeper's house. Located on a prominent cape about 8 km (5 mi) southwest of Jiǎzǐ. Accessible by road. Site possibly open, tower closed. CN-4075; Admiralty P3585; NGA 19272.
Tiánwěijiǎo (Tiánwěi Jiǎo, Tien-wei Chiao) (4?)
Date unknown (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 83 m (272 ft); three white flashes every 9 s. Approx. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles colored white with narrow red horizontal bands; the lantern is red. A photo is at the top of this page, a 2009 photo is available, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. This light marks the eastern entrance to a semicircular bay, Jiéshí Wān. Located on a high promontory about 10 km (6 mi) south of Jiéshí. Accessible by road. Site possibly open, tower closed. CN-4078; Admiralty P3584; NGA 19276.
Zhēlàng (Zhēlàng Jiao, Che-lang Piao) (2?)
Date unknown (station established 1911). Inactive since 2007. 6 m (20 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery and a small lantern, mounted on a round stone base. Lighthouse painted white; the stone base is unpainted. This light is seen next to the new lighthouse in the photo at right.
Zhēlàng (Zhēlàng Yán, Che-lang Piao) (3?)
2007 (station established 1911). Active; focal plane 63 m (207 ft); white flash every 5 s. 30 m (98 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse covered with white ceramic tiles; lantern painted red. Former keeper's houses and other station buildings in ruins. A photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view of the station. This light marks the western entrance to Jiéshí Wān. Curiously, both the Admiralty and NGA continue to describe the old tower. Located on an island off a sharp promontory at the eastern end of Shànwěi City. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4080; Admiralty P3582; NGA 19280.
Shànwěi Gang Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); white light occulting once every 3 s. 18 m (59 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower. As daymarks the tower carries an orange vertical stripe and an orange triangle, point down. Shàntóu MSA has a photo, but the tower is not seen in Google's satellite view. This is the entrance range for Shànwěi. Located in the waterfront area. Site and tower closed. CN-4081.1; Admiralty P3581.35
Zhelang Light
Zhēlàng Light, Shànwěi
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo

Huìzhōu City Lighthouse
Dàxīngshān (Ta Shing Shan, Big Star Mountain, Fuji Jiao, Fokai Point) (2)
1996 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 219 m (718 ft); white flash every 13 s. 24.5 m (80 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern, a large round observation room, and six ribs, attached to a 2-story control building. Lighthouse covered with white ceramic tiles; lantern painted red. Guǎngdōng MSA's photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse stands on a high promontory at the western end of Dàyà Bay, about 80 km (50 mi) east northeast of Hong Kong. Located about 12 km (7.5 mi) southeast of Pínghǎi. Accessible by road. Site possibly open, tower closed. CN-4085.2; Admiralty P3581; NGA 19288.
Tiēzchén Jiāo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white flash every 5 s. 9 m (30 ft) round white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) west of the southeastern tip of the Dàxīngshān peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4086; Admiralty P3581.284; NGA 19288.5.
Sāng Zhōu (Dàyà Wān)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 65 m (213 ft); one long white flash every 8 s. 23 m (76 ft) white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an island in the east side of the entrance to Dàyà Bay (Dàyà Wān). Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4085.31; Admiralty P3581.218; NGA 19289.
Mǎbiān Zhōu Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft); white light, 2 s on, 4 s off. 57 m (187 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, mounted on a square concrete pier. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. Located in Dàyà Bay about 2.2 km (1.4 mi) south of the rear light (next entry). Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4085.55; Admiralty P3581.27.
Mǎbiān Zhōu Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 59 m (194 ft); white light, 3 s on, 3 s off. 57 m (187 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. Located on an islet near the center of Dàyà Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4085.56; Admiralty P3581.271.
Huìzhōu Gǎng (Apo Pai, Apopai)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white flash every 10 s. 13 m (43 ft) hexagonal stone tower, painted yellow. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal off Huìzhōu harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty P3581.242.
Daxingshan Light
Dàxīngshān Light, Huìzhōu
PRC Maritime Safety Administration Guǎngdōng Region photo
Dàngménpái
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); red flash every 4 s. 7 m (23 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with red tiles. Shàntóu MSA has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a shoal in Áotóu harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-4088.3; Admiralty P3581.248.
Sùpái (Hutoumen Shuido)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower covered with tiles colored black with two red horizontal bands. MSA Shàntóu has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal off Hutou Zui. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-4087.2; Admiralty P3581.236.
Hùtóuzuǐ (Hùtóu Zuǐ)
2008. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white flash every 5 s. 12 m (39 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse is white, lantern roof red. A photo and a view from the sea are available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory on the west side of Dàyà Bay. Site open, tower closed. CN-4087.1; Admiralty P3581.234.
Xiǎochìzhōu (Xiǎochì Zhōu, Little Red Island) (2)
1988 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); white flash every 8 s. 8 m (26 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, painted white. A photo (second lighthouse on the page), MSA Shàntóu's version of the same photo, a distant view, and another distant view are available, and Google has a good satellite view. Located on a small island near the center of Dàyà Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4087; Admiralty P3581.228; NGA 19289.5.
Yuán Zhōu
2009. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white flash every 2 s. 10 m (33 ft) square white concrete tower with gallery. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef about 4 km (2.5 mi) southeast of Hùtóuzuǐ. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-4087.92; Admiralty P3581.23.
Bǎitóu Zhōu
2008. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); three white flashes every 8 s. 10 m (33 ft) square white concrete tower with gallery. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the east end of a small island about 5 km (3 mi) southeast of Hùtóuzuǐ. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-4087.94; Admiralty P3581.224.
Xiǎolājiā
2008. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); two white flashes every 8 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the east end of a small island about 5 km (3 mi) southeast of Hùtóuzuǐ. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-4087.95; Admiralty P3581.222.
Dàshuāng Zhōu
2008. Active; focal plane 36 m (118 ft); white flash every 8 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery. A very distant view from the sea is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island in the entrance to Dàyà Bay. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. CN-4087.955; Admiralty P3581.22.
Qīngzhōu (Qīng Zhōu, Ching Chou) (2)
1997 (station established 1989). Active; focal plane 107.5 m (352 ft); white flash every 6 s. 19.5 m (64 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse covered with white ceramic tiles; lantern painted red. An MSA photo is at right, Shàntóu MSA has a different photo, a closeup and another photo are available, and Google has a satellite view. Qīngzhōu is a small island on the eastern approach to Hong Kong, about 50 km (30 mi) east of the city. Located on the highest point of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. CN-4089.4; Admiralty P3580.98; NGA 19290.
Qingzhou Light
Qīngzhōu Light, Huìzhōu
PRC Maritime Safety Administration photo

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Posted October 8, 2008. Checked and revised October 13, 2015. Lighthouses: 45. Site copyright 2015 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.