Lighthouses have been built in epic locations around the world, from volcanoes to sand dunes.
The Tower of Hercules in Spain is the oldest operating lighthouse in the world.
Some of these lighthouses, like Neist Point Lighthouse in Scotland, are accessible via footpaths.
The Tower of Hercules in Spain is the oldest operating lighthouse in the world. It dates back to the late 1st century AD.
Kermorvan Lighthouse is an active lighthouse on the easternmost point of France.
Fanad Lighthouse in Ireland was built in 1817 following a deadly ship wreckage five years earlier.
Chania Lighthouse in Greece was built in the late 16th century.
Eldred Rock Lighthouse is the oldest original lighthouse in Alaska.
Low Lighthouse, a small wooden lighthouse in England, is a popular photo-op thanks to its nine "legs."
Bodie Island Lighthouse in North Carolina has a beam so bright it reaches 19 miles offshore.
Bass Harbor Head Light in Maine was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Cape Byron Light is Australia's most easterly lighthouse.
A winding stone staircase leads up to the Tourlitis Lighthouse in Greece.
Cape Reinga Lighthouse on New Zealand's North Island is a place of spiritual significance for Maori.
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse is a prime attraction in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Heceta Head Lighthouse in Oregon is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the entire US.
Split Rock Lighthouse sits on top of a 130-foot cliff in Minnesota.
Hook Lighthouse in Ireland was built 800 years ago.