Douglas Head Daymark

Douglas Daymark

Douglas Head Daymark can be seen above Douglas Head Lighthouse when entering the harbour.

Douglas Head
Douglas Head Daymark visible above the lighthouse

A daymark was built to the south of Douglas on the headland in 1811. Thomas Brine commissioned the tower which was never lit.

An identical beacon, known as the Herring Tower was built near Langness Lighthouse, though this was lit during the herring fishing season.

The tower was incorporated into the Douglas Head Hotel in 1869.

Douglas Daymark
The daymark prior to the new apartment block being built
Photo: Thurstan Denne

The hotel was converted into apartments in 1992, but the tower is still visible. The building is located near Douglas Head Lighthouse and the Camera Obscura.

Douglas Daymark
Photo: Patrick Tubby