Blåvand Lighthouse (Danish: Blåvand Fyr) is a seacoast lighthouse in Blåvandshuk near Esbjerg, Denmark. Built in 1900 to replace an older light, the lighthouse lies on Blåvandshuk, the westernmost point in Denmark, making Blåvand Lighthouse the country's westernmost building.
Blåvand Lighthouse, Esbjerg
|Year first constructed||1900|
|Tower shape||square tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower and red lantern|
|Tower height||39 metres (128 ft)|
|Focal height||55 metres (180 ft)|
|Current lens||2nd order Fresnel lens|
|Range||23 nautical mile|
|Characteristic||Fl (3) W 20s|
|Heritage||monument on Kulturstyrelsen register|
The lighthouse is 39 metres (128 ft) tall with a focal plane height (height of the light above sea level) of 55 metres (180 ft). The light can be seen up to 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) out at sea and flashes three times every 20 seconds. The lighthouse has a square floor plan constructed on a granite plinth with brick walls, which are whitewashed in modern day. Access to the battlemented rooftop is by a winding staircase ascending through a small trapdoor.
- Lighthouses Directory
- "Blåvandshuk" (in Danish). Heritage Agency. 17 June 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
- "Dansk Fyrliste" (in Danish). Danish Maritime Safety Administration. 2011. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
- "Blåvand Lighthouse - You have to go through this tiny opening". Waymarking.com. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
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