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Name: Noordwestpunt Lighthouse  

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Also known as: California Point lighthouse

Also known as: California Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Malmok, , Aruba

Location: Hudishibana, northwestern tip of Aruba.

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Photo: Joost Keesing

This lighthouse is often referred to as the California Lighthouse after the steamship Californian, which was wrecked nearby in 1891. It is near the Tierra del Sol golf course. A restaurant called La Trattoria el faro Blancois is at the foot of the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 98

Height of Focal Plane: 180

Characteristic and Range: Two flashes, alternating red and white, every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1916

Date Present Tower Built: 1916

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Aruba Vacation Services offers tours that include this lighthouse; see

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