Spurn Point Lighthouse

Spurn Point Lighthouse

The current Spurn Point Lighthouse was established in 1895.

After it was decommissioned in 1985, the lighthouse lay derelict for several years until it was restored in 2016.

Guided tours are available through the Spurn Discovery Centre, which the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust runs. The centre also displays a section of the former optic from the lighthouse.

The current tower replaced the previous old High Lighthouse. It was originally surrounded by accommodation, but the foundations are now overgrown and barely visible. A sign close to the existing tower indicates where the Old High Lighthouse stood.

If walking to the lighthouse, check tide times to avoid being cut off.

Spurn Point Lighthouse

Spurn Low Lighthouse

Originally painted white, a water tank later replaced the lantern.

Spurn High and Low Lights
Spurn High (right) and Low (left) lighthouse

At the end of the Spurn peninsula is the Spurn Point Beacon.

Spurn Point Beacon
Spurn Point Beacon

Spurn Point Lighthouse

  • Current tower:
  • Established: 1895
  • Height of tower: 39 metres
  • Decommissioned: 1985
  • Engineer: Sir Thomas Matthews
  • Old High Lighthouse:
  • Established: 1767
  • Decommissioned: 1895
  • Engineer: John Smeaton

Spurn Low Lighthouse

  • Established: 1852
  • Height of tower: 27 metres
  • Decommissioned: 1895
  • Engineer: James Walker

Spurn Point Beacon

Character: Fl G 3s
Elevation: 11 metres
Range: 5 miles

Visitor centre
Spurn Point LighthouseEstablished: 1895 (current tower) Discontinued: 1985 Engineer: Thomas Matthews Tower Height: 39 metres Light Character: Range: Fog Signal: Elevation: Automated:
Spurn Low LighthouseEstablished: 1852 Discontinued: 1895 Engineer: James Walker Tower Height: 27 metres Light Character: Range: Fog Signal: Elevation: Automated:
Spurn Point BeaconEstablished: Discontinued: Engineer: Tower Height: Light Character: Fl G 3 s Range: 5 miles Fog Signal: Elevation: 11 metres Automated: