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Hereford Inlet Light

Location: Hereford Inlet entrance near North Wildwood, NJ
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

About Hereford Inlet Light


The location of the light is Hereford Inlet entrance. The nearest city is North Wildwood, NJ. The station was first established in 1874. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1874.

The lighthouse is a white square tower with cupola on a dwelling..

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 57 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 24 nautical miles. The tower height is 57 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 90 (U.S.)

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is a working lighthouse as well as a museum. It is open to the public for guided and self guided tours. Visitors will learn about the history of Hereford and get a glimpse of the life of a lighthouse keeper in the late 19th and early 20th century. A park surrounding the Lighthouse is designed with many different garden areas containing over 200 plant varieties. The gardens are planted in the Victorian cottage style and extend right up to the ocean seawall. They have won several awards.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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