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Anastasia Island, St. Augustine, Florida
  • The lighthouse is quite striking with its black-and-white candy cane design

    • by Lacie

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      Anastasia Island is a whole world away from the quaint charm of St. Augustine, Florida, yet, it’s right across the bridge. The island is home to motels, souvenir shops, cute little stores, and most impressively, the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The lighthouse is quite striking with its black-and-white candy cane design; it can be seen from St. Augustine, and standing underneath it gives one the impression of being a tiny ant.

      Built in the late 19th century, the lighthouse isn’t the

      original structure to stand on this site. Much tragedy and folklore surrounds the place. I’ve felt quite eerie visiting the grounds on an overcast day.

      The St. Augustine Lighthouse is full of intrigue and possible hauntings; the tragic occurrences that happened nearby make the lighthouse a haven for supernatural enthusiasts Many people visit for this very reason, but other travelers come here to climb the tower. This is not for people who dislike heights (and thus, I haven’t yet had the courage)!

      My personal reasons ...

      • for visiting the lighthouse revolve around the gift shop, which is expensive but offers nice St. Augustine-themed items and lighthouse memorabilia. Shot glasses, art prints, and jewelry pieces are just a few things you can find here. I also enjoy standing at the pretty white picket fence and gazing up at the tower on a quiet day, wondering how many people have stood on this very spot and done the same thing.

        A day at the lighthouse begins at 9:00 AM; you can’t purchase your

        ticket to go up inside the tower after 5:45. In the summer hours the lighthouse closes around 7:00, but times vary. Admission (per 2008) for adults is $8.00 if you want to climb the tower and see the museum, but if you just want to see the museum and walk around outside, it’s $6.00. Children are $6.00 for the tower and $4.00 for the museum. There’s no admission to walk inside and visit the gift shop - except, of course, if you buy anything!

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