Lighthouses of China: Southern 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 Zhànjiāng Prefecture, the western portion of the province, reaching to the border of Guǎngxī province.

The seaport of Zhànjiāng was a French colony called Guǎngzhōuwān (officially Kouang-Tchéou-Wan and also spelled Kwangchowan) from 1898 until it was captured by Japanese troops in 1943. Kwangchowan was returned to Chinese control in 1946.

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. The lights on this page are maintained by the Guǎngzhōu and Zhànjiāng MSA offices, which are included in 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.
Lighthouse Photos
Photos of eight major lighthouses, posted by the Guǎngdōng regional MSA office.
Chinese English Pinyin Dictionary
A useful tool for juggling the representations of Chinese names.
Leuchttürme Chinas auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard images posted by Klaus Huelse.
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.

Luodou Sha Light
Luódòu Shā Light, Xúwén County
PRC MSA Guǎngdōng Region photo

Wúchuān Lighthouses

Wúchuān City Lighthouse
* Jízhào
2010. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); quick-flashing white light. 20 m (66 ft) round concrete tower. Entire lighthouse is white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located just off the beach on a point of land about 15 km (9 mi) southeast of central Wúchuān. Site appears open, tower closed. Admiralty P3403.15.

Metropolitan Zhànjiāng Lighthouses

Nánsāndǎo (Nánsān Island) Lighthouses
Note: Nánsān is a large island east of Zhànjiāng, forming the north side of Zhànjiāng Bay. The island is governed as part of Pōtóu District of Zhànjiāng City.
Nánsān Dǎo East Range Front (3)
1990 (station established 1918). Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); three white flashes every 4 s. 19 m (62 ft) hexagonal concrete tower with a hexagonal observation level, rising from a 1-story harbor control building. Lighthouse painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This is the main harbor entrance range for Zhànjiāng. Located at the southeastern tip of Nánsān Island, marking the north side of the entrance to Zhànjiāng harbor. Site status unknown. CN-4721; Admiralty P3374; NGA 20024.
Nánsān Dǎo East Range Rear (3)
1990 (station established 1916). Active; focal plane 46 m (151 ft); continuous white light. 16 m (52 ft) hexagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located 1100 m (2/3 mi) west northwest of the front light. Site status unknown. CN-4722; Admiralty P3374.1; NGA 20028.
Nánsān Dǎo West Range Rear (2)
Date unknown (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); continuous light, white, red or green depending on direction. 32 m (105 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with a conical base and a large observation and control structure near the top. Lighthouse painted white with a red vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This range guides ships departing Zhànjiāng harbor. Located near the southern tip of Nánsān Island. Site status unknown. CN-4724; Admiralty P3378.1; NGA 20036.
Nánsǎn Dǎo West Range Front (2)
1990 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); two white flashes every 4 s. 23 m (75 ft) hexagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located near the southern tip of Nánsān Island, 800 m (1/2 mi) west northwest of the rear light. Site status unknown. CN-4723; Admiralty P3378; NGA 20032.

Zhànjiāng City Lighthouses
Note: The city of Zhànjiāng is built along an estuary that opens out below the city to form a broad bay called Zhànjiāng Hǎiwān or Zhànjiāng Bay. In late 2006 the spectacular Zhànjiāng Hǎiwān Bridge opened across the estuary just above the city center.
* Mòyānlóu Range Front (2)
1988 (station established 1970). Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); continuous red light. 12 m (39 ft) concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. The range guides vessels up the estuary toward the city of Zhànjiāng. The lighthouses appear to be in park areas, accessible by paved walkways. Located on the east side of the harbor about 1.5 km (2.5 mi) south of the Zhànjiāng Haiwan Bridge. Site open, tower closed. CN-4763; Admiralty P3382.3; NGA 20082.
* Mòyānlóu Range Rear (2)
1990 (station established 1970). Active; focal plane 18 m (56 ft); continuous red light. 15 m (49 ft) square cylindrical white concrete tower with 4 ribs, lantern and gallery, painted with a black vertical stripe on the range line. A photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located 460 m (0.29 mi) north northeast of the front light. Site open, tower closed. CN-4764; Admiralty P3382.31; NGA 20082.1.
* Diàoshùn (Tiaoshun) Dǎo Range Front (3)
2010 (station established 1970). Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); red light, 2 s on, 2 s off, synchronized with the rear light. 13 m (43 ft) square concrete tower with gallery, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. The range guides vessels up the estuary beyond the city of Zhànjiāng. Located on a point of land at a bend in the estuary about 3 km (2 mi) northwest of the Zhànjiāng Haiwan Bridge. The area appears to be accessible and may be a public park. Site open, tower closed. CN-4769; Admiralty P3382.421; NGA 20084.
* Diàoshùn (Tiaoshun) Dǎo Range Rear (3)
2010 (station established 1970). Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); red light, 2 s on, 2 s off, synchronized with the front light. 23 m (75 ft) square concrete tower with gallery, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. The second (1991) lighthouse, 16 m (52 ft) tall, was very similar to the Xiáhǎi Range Rear Light pictured at right. Located about 275 m (300 yd) northwest of the front light. Site open, tower closed. CN-4770; Admiralty P3382.422; NGA 20084.1.
#Xiáhǎi Range Front (3)
Date unknown. Apparently removed in late 2013. 23 m (75 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower. In LuLong Chao's 2009 (?) photo, the lighthouse is to the left of center, with the rear light at the extreme left edge. Formerly located 240 m (785 ft) north of the rear light (next entry). Site status unknown. CN-4767; Admiralty P3382.4; NGA 20083.
#Xiáhǎi Range Rear (3)
Date unknown. Apparently removed in late 2013. 30 m (98 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower. The light appears red in a 2007 photo. Formerly located on the riverfront about 400 m (1/4 mi) northwest of the Zhànjiāng Haiwan Bridge and next to the former front lighthouse (next entry). Site status unknown. CN-4768; Admiralty P3382.41; NGA 20083.1.
#Xiáhǎi Range Front (2)
Date unknown. Apparently removed in late 2013. . 8 m (26 ft) square concrete tower with gallery, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. A 2007 photo shows this light in the lower left corner, standing next to the new rear tower. Google has an indistinct satellite view. Formerly located next to the newer rear lighthouse. Site status unknown.
* Xiáhǎi Range Rear (2)
1989 (station established 1970). Inactive. 16.5 m (54 ft) round strongly conical concrete tower with double gallery, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. MSA's photo is at right, a page for Zhànjiāng lighthouses has a larger version, a 2010 photo shows the tower decorated for the Chinese New Year, a 2007 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. This range guides vessels southbound (downstream) toward Zhànjiāng. Located in Cunjin Bridge Park on the west side of the estuary just north of the Zhànjiāng Haiwan Bridge. Site open, tower closed.
Xiahai Light
Xiáhǎi Range Rear Light, Zhànjiāng
PRC MSA Guǎngdōng Region photo
Zhànjiāng Gǎng (Zhànjiāng Basin) Range Front
2006. Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); continuous green light. 15 m (49 ft) rectangular cylindrical concrete tower. The tower is unpainted gray concrete with a black vertical stripe topped by a triangular daymark. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located in the main Zhànjiāng port area. Site and tower closed. Admiralty P3383; NGA 20068.
Zhànjiāng Gǎng (Zhànjiāng Basin) Range Rear
2006. Active; focal plane 27 m (89 ft); continuous green light. 17 m (56 ft) rectangular cylindrical concrete tower. The tower is unpainted gray concrete with a black vertical stripe topped by a triangular daymark. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located 150 m (165 ft) northwest of the front light. Site and tower closed. Admiralty P3383.1; NGA 20072.
Shítoujiǎo Range Front (3)
2010 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); red light, 3 s on, 3 s off, synchronized with the rear light. 29 m (95 ft) hexagonal concrete tower, painted white with a blue vertical stripe on the range line and a large blue and white triangular daymark, point up. A photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Originally located on a point of land at the south end of the commercial harbor area, although fill has now extended the land in this area. Site status unknown. CN-4742; Admiralty P3379; NGA 20056.
Shítoujiǎo Range Rear (3)
2010 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); red light, 3 s on, 3 s off, synchronized with the front light. 42 m (138 ft) hexagonal concrete tower, painted white with a blue vertical stripe on the range line and a large blue and white triangular daymark, point down. A photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located 540 m (1/3 mi) northwest of the front light. Site status unknown. CN-4743; Admiralty P3379.1; NGA 20060.

Dōnghǎi Island Lightouses
Note: Dōnghǎi is a large island southeast of Zhànjiāng; it forms the south side of Zhànjiāng Bay and the north side of Léizhōu Bay.
Dōngtóushān Dǎo Range Front (3?)
Date unknown (station established 1915). Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); green light, 2 s on, 2 s off. Approx. 15 m (49 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This range guides vessels southbound as they leave the inner harbor of Zhànjiāng. Dōngtóushān is a small island off the north shore of Dōnghǎi Island. Located on the northern point of the island. Site status unknown. CN-4738; Admiralty P3381; NGA 20048.
Shitoujiao Light
Shítoujiǎo Range Lights, Zhànjiāng
PRC MSA Guǎngdōng Region photo
Dōngtóushān Dǎo Range Rear (3?)
Date unknown (station established 1915). Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); green flash every 1.5 s. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a low hill 250 m (275 yd) south of the front light. Site status unknown. CN-4739; Admiralty P3381.1; NGA 20052.
#Dōnghǎi Dǎo Range Front (2)
1990 (station established 1956). Deactivated and removed in 2014. 9 m (30 ft) hexagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery and three widespread braces at the base. Lighthouse painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, and Google's satellite view no longer shows the light. This range guided vessels leaving Zhànjiāng harbor; there is new construction in the area and the lights have been removed. Located on a steep bluff at the south end of the harbor, on the north shore of Dōnghǎi Island. Site status unknown. ex-CN-4731; ex-Admiralty P3380; ex-NGA 20040.
#Dōnghǎi Dǎo Range Rear (2)
1990 (station established 1956). Deactivated and removed in 2014. 16 m (52 ft) hexagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. A distant photo is available, but Google's satellite view no longer shows the light Located on an artificial pyramidal mound 480 m (0.3 mi) southeast of the front light. Site status unknown. ex-CN-4732; ex-Admiralty P3380.1; ex-NGA 20044.
Lightfloat Dōnghǎi Dǎo
2007. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. Steel lightfloat, painted red. The light is shown from a square skeletal tower mounted on a 1-story superstructure amidships. An MSA photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) east of the northeastern point of Dōnghǎi. Accessible only by boat. Site open, vessel closed. Admiralty P3375; NGA 20029.
Longteng Hangdao (Bēngtángjiǎo Range Front)
2007. Active (?); focal plane 42 m (138 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 44 m (144 ft) round concrete tower mounted on a robust pier. The lighthouse is white with a red vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This was a main approach range for Zhànjiāng. Probably endangered, this lighthouse is standing in the surf. The rear light was removed in 2014, and this light is likely to be removed as well. Located just off the beach at Cape Bēngtáng, the south side of the entrance to Zhànjiāng harbor. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3372.1; NGA112-20014.
#Bēngtángjiǎo Range Rear
2007. Removed in 2014. 59 m (194 ft) round white concrete tower with a large round observation structure below the light; the tower also has a red vertical stripe on the range line. Bing has a satellite view, but Google's satellite view confirms the disappearance of the lighthouse. Located on a low hill 1.48 km (0.92 mi) west of the front light. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3372.11; NGA112-20015.
Donghai Dao Lightfloat
Dōnghǎi Dǎo Lightfloat, Zhànjiāng
PRC MSA Guǎngdōng Region photo
Lóngshuǐ Lǐng (Lóngshuǐlǐng) Range Rear (2)
1989 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 63 m (207 ft); two white flashes every 4 s. 13.5 m (44 ft) hexagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. This is an approach range for Zhànjiāng. Located on a hilltop on the east coast of the island of Dōnghǎi, about 25 km (15 mi) southeast of Zhànjiāng. Site status unknown. CN-4718; Admiralty P3368.1; NGA 20020.
* Lóngshuǐ Lǐng (Lóngshuǐlǐng) Range Front (2)
1989 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); continuous white light. 17 m (56 ft) hexagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located near the coast, 1088 m (2/3 mi) southeast of the rear light. Site open, tower closed. CN-4717; Admiralty P3368; NGA 20016.

Náozhōu Island Lighthouses
Note: Náozhōu is an island about 8 km (5 mi) in diameter on the north side of the entrance to Léizhōu Bay.
Léigòng Lǐng
Date unknown. Active; focal plane unknown; quick-flashing white light. 8 m (26 ft) white stone tower. No photo available, and the light has not been found in Google's satellite view of the area. Located on a promontory near the northwest tip of Náozhōu. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3359.9.
Lightship Zhànjiāng Gǎng
Date unknown (2007?). Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white flash every 6 s. Lightship, hull painted red. No photo available, and the ship is not seen in Google's satellite view. Located about 3.5 km (2.25 mi) east of the northeastern point of Náozhōu. Accessible only by boat. Site open, vessel closed. Admiralty P3361; NGA 20102.
Náozhōu Dòulóng South Range Front (3)
1989 (station established 1916). Active; focal plane 18 m (56 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 13 m (43 ft) hexagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This range is called the south range because it is aligned from north to south. The original light was the front light for a range aligned with the Náozhōu lighthouse. Located near the northeastern point of the island of Náozhōu. Site status unknown. CN-4709.1; Admiralty P3360.4; NGA 20010.
Náozhōu Dòulóng West Range Front (2)
1989 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 31 m (102 ft); continuous white light. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower rising from a square concrete base. Lighthouse painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. NGA calls this range the Doulong North Range; it's at the north end of Náozhōu but is aligned to the west. Located near the northeastern point of the island of Náozhōu. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-049; CN-4709; Admiralty P3360; NGA 20004.
Náozhōu Dòulóng West Range Rear (2)
1989 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); white light, 3 s on, 3 s off. 28 m (92 ft) round strongly conical concrete tower with double gallery. Lighthouse painted white with a black vertical stripe on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located 200 m (220 yd) due west of the front light. Site status unknown. ARLHS PRC-048; CN-4708; Admiralty P3360.1; NGA 20008.
Náozhōu Dòulóng South Range Rear (2)
1989 (station established 1956). Active; focal plane 42 m (138 ft); quick white flash every 1 s. 16 m (52 ft) hexagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted white with a black vertical bar on the range line. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located 1.75 km (1.1 mi) south of the front light. CN-4710; Admiralty P3360.41; NGA 20012.
*** Náozhōu Dǎo (Nao Chou, Nao-Tchéou) (2)
1904 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 103 m (338 ft); white flash every 5 s. 19 m (62 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a square 1-story stone base. The tower is unpainted stone; lantern painted white. This is a staffed station. An MSA photo is at right, the City of Tiānyá has a good photo (3/4 the way down the page), another closeup photo is available, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. This historic lighthouse was built as the landfall light for the French colony of Guǎngzhōuwan (Kwangchowan); according to MSA it replaced an older stone tower. Today it is a well-known tourist attraction of the Zhànjiāng area. Located on heights on the southeast side of the island. Site open, tower status unknown. CN-4700; Admiralty P3359; NGA 20000.
Nánjiǎowèi (South Cape Point)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane unknown; quick-flashing white light. 9 m (30 ft) white stone tower. No photo available, and the light has not been found in Google's satellite view of the area. Located at the tip of Náozhōu. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3358.9.
Naozhou Light
Náozhōu Light, Tiānyá
PRC MSA Guǎngdōng Region photo

Xúwén County (Léizhōu Peninsula) Lighthouses

Eastern Léizhōu Peninsula Lighthouses
Note: The Léizhōu Peninsula projects southward from the Zhànjiāng area, separating the South China Sea on the east from the Gulf of Tonkin on the west. The 30 km (19 mi) wide Qióngzhōu Strait separates the end of the peninsula from the island province of Hǎinán. The peninsula is the southernmost point of mainland China.
Lightship Běishuǐdǎo
1992. Active; focal plane unknown; two white flashes every 7 s. Automated lightfloat; light tower with lantern and gallery amidships. Vessel painted red with white trim. Located off the eastern entrance to Qióngzhōu Strait about 50 km (30 mi) northeast of Luódòu Shā. Accessible only by boat. Site and vessel closed.
Báimáotáng
Date unknown. Active; focal plane unknown; quick-flashing white light. 11 m (36 ft) white stone tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory about 3 km (2 mi) south of Wàiluózhèn. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3357.82.
Dà Pái (Gāopái) (2)
1996 (station established 1961). Active; focal plane 9.5 m (31 ft); white flash every 6 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round concrete tower, mounted on a square foundation. Lighthouse painted white. No photo available; Google has a very distant satellite view of the location. Located on a rock off a point of land about 6 km (3.5 mi) north of Shāngǒuhǒu. Site status unknown. CN-4812; Admiralty P3357.9.
Shāngǒuhǒu (Peterson Point) (2)
1995 (station established 1962). Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with gallery. Lighthouse covered with white ceramic tiles, except the first story is covered with red tiles. An MSA photo is at right, a page has a larger version of the photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory on the north side of the eastern entrance to Qióngzhōu Strait about 8 km (5 mi) east of Qianshan. Site status unknown. CN-4818; Admiralty P3358; NGA 20112.
* Luódòu Shā
1997. Active; focal plane 43 m (141 ft); white flash every 4 s. 42 m (138 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and a large, mushroom-shaped observation room. The lighthouse is white with a red vertical stripe; lantern roof painted red. An MSA photo is at the top of this page, a page has a larger version of the photo, and Google has a satellite view. Luódòu Shā (Sheldrake Island) is a narrow island in Qióngzhōu Strait about 8 km (5 mi) southeast of Shāngǒuhǒu. Located near the northeastern point of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower presumably open. Admiralty P3358.5; NGA 20110.
Shangouhou Light
Shāngǒuhǒu Light, Xúwén County
PRC MSA Guǎngdōng Region photo

Southern Léizhōu Peninsula Lighthouses
* Hóngkǎn (2)
1992 (station established 1955). Active; focal plane 47 m (154 ft); white flash every 8 s. 17 m (56 ft) round concrete tower with three ribs and double gallery, painted white. An MSA photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory about 20 km (13 mi) east of Hǎi'ān. Site probably open, tower closed. CN-4821; Admiralty P3336; NGA 20108.
* Páiwěijiǎo (2)
1992 (station established 1954). Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 11 m (36 ft) hexagonal concrete tower with gallery, painted white. There must be a spectacular view from this lighthouse. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the tip of a very sharp promontory pointing into the Qióngzhōu Strait about 8 km (5 mi) southeast of Hǎi'ān. Site very probably open, tower closed. CN-4822; Admiralty P3334; NGA 20116.
Hǎi'ān Gǎng Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); white flash every 4 s. 6 m (20 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. Calvin Ngei has a distant view, and Google has a satellite view. This an approach range for the fishing port of Hǎi'ān, which is located at the end of a southeast-pointing peninsula. The range lights are on the mainland opposite the harbor facilities. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3335.2.
Hǎi'ān Gǎng Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. 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. Admiralty P3335.21.
Hǎi'ān Xīngǎng (Hǎi'ān New Port)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); green flash every 4 s. 7 m (23 ft) round white concrete tower with gallery. A photo and a more distant view are available, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located at the end of a new pier on the west side of Hǎi'ān. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3334.8.
Sāntáng
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 20 m (66 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view of the station. Located on a promontory about 10 km (6 mi) south of Xúwén. Site status unknown. CN-4830.6; Admiralty P3333; NGA 20107.
Hongkan Light
Hongkan Light, Xúwén County
PRC MSA Guǎngdōng Region photo
Jiàowěi Wān (Toudun) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 39 m (128 ft); red flash every 5 s. 35 m (115 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern, gallery, and a large round observation room. The lighthouse is white, lantern room red. A distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse guides rail ferries crossing the Qióngzhōu Strait between the mainland and Hǎinán. Located on a tiny island, connected to the mainland by a breakwater, at the rail ferry terminal about 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Xúwén. Site status unknown. Admiralty P3332; NGA 20106.
** Jiàowěi Jiǎo (Dēnglóu Jiǎo, Cape Kami, Lighthouse Point) (3)
1980. Inactive since 1995. 16 m (52 ft) round concrete tower with gallery; lantern removed. Lighthouse painted white. A 2015 photo and a 2013 photo show both the old and new lighthouses, and Google has a satellite view. Located near the modern lighthouse.
** Jiàowěi Jiǎo (Dēnglóu Jiǎo, Cape Kami, Lighthouse Point) (4)
1995 (station established 1893). Active; focal plane 34 m (111 ft); white flash every 6 s. 32 m (105 ft) hexagonal cylindrical tower with lantern, a large watch room structure, and a lower observation gallery. Lighthouse covered with ceramic tiles, colored beige with narrow blue horizontal bands. An MSA photo is at right, a 2015 photo is available, another 2015 photo shows both the old and new lighthouses, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse stands on the southernmost point of mainland China, at the end of a long promontory about 35 km (22 mi) southwest of Xúwén. The first lighthouse, a cast iron tower, was destroyed in World War II. A second iron lighthouse was built in 1953, followed by a stone tower in 1979. Site open; the tower may be open at least to the observation level. CN-4835; Admiralty P3328; NGA 20104.

Western Léizhōu Peninsula Lighthouses
Shuǐwěijiǎo (Shuǐwěi Jiǎo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located in the surf off Shuǐwěijiǎo, marking the entrance to Liúshā Bay, about 25 km (15 mi) north of Jiàowěi Jiǎo on the west side of the peninsula. Site status unknown. CN-4836; Admiralty P3327.3.
Liúshā Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m; two white flashes every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on the south side of Liúshā Bay about 8 km (5 mi) east of Shuǐwěi. Site status unknown. CN-4841; Admiralty P3327.6.
Jiaoweijiao Light
Jiàowěi Jiǎo (Cape Kami) Light, Xúwén
PRC MSA Guǎngdōng Region photo
Liúshā Range Rear (2)
1992 (station established 1967). Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white flash every 3 s. 12 m (39 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, covered with white ceramic tiles. No photo available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the south side of Liúshā Bay about 8 km (5 mi) east of Shuǐwěi. Site status unknown. CN-4842; Admiralty P3327.61.
Gānlái
2012. Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); two white flashes every 6 s. 20 m (66 ft) round "red and white" concrete tower. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view of the area. Located on an embayment at the northwestern corner of the Léizhōu Peninsula. Site status unknown. CN-4863.51; Admiralty P3327.124.

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Posted December 17, 2008. Checked and revised November 3, 2015. Lighthouses: 50; lightships: 3. Site copyright 2015 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.