Lighthouse Service, Naval Department
The uninhabited Formigas are two low-lying islands located about 23 miles (37 kilometers) northeast of Santa Maria Island. They have been declared a nature reserve.
Tower Height: 62
Height of Focal Plane: 72
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 12 seconds, visible for 9 miles.
Description of Tower: Conical masonry tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1950
Date Present Tower Built: 1950
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.