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 Langøytangen Lighthouse

Langøytangen Lighthouse is a fully automated coastal lighthouse situated on the island of Langøya in Langesund. It marks the southern point of the Langesund sound. It is available for rental for overnight guests. Langøytangen Lighthouse was established in 1839 and automated in 1990. This lighthouse is 14.5 meters tall and 18.5 meters above the high tide level. The present structure was erected in 1876. There is a square cylindrical masonry tower with lantern and gallery attached to one end of a 1-story keeper´s house. The lighthouse is painted white, the lantern and gallery red. A fog horn gives two blasts every 60 seconds. In addition to the 1-1/2-story keeper´s house, there are several other buildings.

Langøya island is 2.4 km long and less than 283 meters at its widest point. The island is only 153 km from Denmark, and roughly midway between Denmark and Oslo which accounts for its importance for shipping. The island forms a natural breakwater for the harbor of Langesund. On Langøya there are great hiking trails, exotic flora and Langøya is a conservation area and is owned by the local authority. If arriving by private boat, the best place to moor is right at the north end of Sundet (the Sound). Since 2011, there has been free boat service from Langesund to the island. Here is the boat schedule.

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