Wales: South Stack
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South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey

Joshua Paul Gardner

The South Stack Lighthouse is built on the summit of a small island off the north-west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales. It was constructed in 1809 to warn ships of the dangerous rocks below.  The lighthouse is located on a small island reached via a descent of 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs. This video is part of Joshua Paul Gardner's series of drone videos on the iconic landmark, one of the most well known lighthouses in the world and protected under UK conservation statutes.

Famous Maine Lighthouses
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Maine Lighthouse Experience - 4K

PO3SMITH

Contributor PO3SMITH created this beautiful aerial tour of some of the lighthouses of Maine, in the USA's northeastern corner.  The state's rocky coastline makes for some of the country's most dangerous waters, and it's no surprise that some of the world's most famous lighthouses are here.  The video's opening shot is of Portland Head Light, the most well known Maine lighthouse.  Located on Cape Elizabeth, the lighthouse has been guiding traffic in and out of Portland Harbor since 1791.

Denmark: Rubjerg Knude
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Rubjerg Knude from a Drone

Magnus Bo Hansen

Navigating between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea involves passing near various points on the coast of Denmark, and the going can be treacherous due to winds, currents, and narrow passageways, in addition to heavy shipping traffic.  In this video, contributor Magnus Bo Hansen used a drone to create a bird's eye view of the Rujberg Knude lighthouse, which sits atop a 60 m (200 ft) cliff overlooking the North Sea near the northern tip of the country.   It's one of the most well known lighthouses in Europe.   

Nova Scotia, Canada: Peggy's Cove
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Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada, via DJI Phantom 3 drone (#LighthouseProject)

Nō Ka 'Oi Drone Guys

Given the area's historical dependence on shipping and fishing, lighthouses have long been important part of the landscape of Canada's Maritime Provinces.  Peggys Cove Lighthouse was built in 1915 and quickly became one of the most recognized spots in Nova Scotia.   In this video, contributor Nō Ka 'Oi Drone Guys filmed this iconic looking lighthouse with a drone.  This aerial footage was featured in various Canadian national media outlets.  

Puerto Rico: Los Morrillos
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Los Morrillos Lighthouse, Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico

Pedro's airtime

Pedro's Airtime created this stunning drone video of one of the most important lighthouses in the Caribbean. Los Morrillos Lighthouse is in Cabo Roca, the town which sits in the the very southwestern corner of Puerto Rico.  The town sits on the east side of the Mona Passage between the Dominican Republic and PR.  The lighthouse was built in 1882, and since then has played an important navigational role for ship traffic in and out of the Caribbean through these waters.

Oregon, USA: Yaquina Head
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse Newport Oregon Coast

cward360

The rocky shores of the USA's Pacific Northwest are notoriously dangerous for shipping, and lighthouses continue to be critical for maintaining shipping safety.  Yaquina Head Light is in Lincoln County, Oregon, near the mouth of the Yaquina River.  First lit in 1873, it's one of the most well known lighthouses in the region, and at 28 meters (93 ft.) it's the tallest such structure in the state.  In this video, you can see this iconic lighthouse from a bird's eye perspective,  compliments of contributor Cward360.  

Dorset, England: Portland Bill
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Portland Bill & Lighthouse - Short Cinematic Film

AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials

Alta Vista Epic Aerials brings us this fantastic drone video of one of the most well recognized spots in Southwest England.  Portland Bill is a small island connected via sand bar to the mainland just south of Weymouth in Dorset.  At the southern end of the island is a narrow promontory, upon which sits the Portland Bill Lighthouse.  The lighthouse is one of England's most important; it protects ships moving through some of the most dangerous waters in Great Britain.  

Isle of Skye Scotland: Neist Point
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Scotland in Motion: The Isle of Skye

L.A. Media

L.A. Media created this mini tour by drone of Scotland's Isle of Skye.  The opening shot is of one of the most iconic landmarks on this famous isle in the Scottish Highlands.  Neist Point Lighthouse is located on a point of the same name, in the northeastern part of Skye.  It was built in 1909.  The lighthouse is important to protecting shipping traffic in the dangerous waters between the Inner and Outer Hebrides.  It is not a manned lighthouse; since 1990 it's been controlled remotely.  

Lake Constance, Germany: Lindau
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Flight over Lake of Constance Germany DJI Phantom 3

cyber_drone_

Contributor Cyber_Drone used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to give us this aerial view of one of the world's most famous inland lighthouses.  Lindau Lighthouse is situated on the town of the same name, which is an island on Lake Constance in Bavaria.  The lake is part of the Rhine River and has shores in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.   The lighthouse was built in 1859.  Since the 1990's, its operation has been fully automated.  It stands opposite the harbor entrance from an iconic looking lion statue.

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