CREDITS: I would like to thank Jeremy D'Entremont for providing much of the history one can find on this site. He is a speaker, author, historian, and tour guide who is widely recognized as the foremost authority on the lighthouses of New England. For a story on Jeremy or to visit his site (New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide), use the corresponding link in the right hand information bar under "Related Links".

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I have set up this site as a means to share my photographs of lighthouses. Since retiring and finding more time to study photography, my interests have expanded a little. For some of my work other than lighthouses please enjoy my Facebook page at, John Shaw Photography. Come visit, enjoy, and 'LIKE' if you wish.

Also, for your enjoyment, I have provided a slideshow of our journey. To view it please use the link on the right under 'Site Navigation Tools'.

I sincerely hope you enjoy my efforts and use my site not only for information and education but also to provide directions for many enjoyable, inspirational visits to the beacons along our beautiful coas.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

El Faro de Cabo Falso (Lighthouse of the False Cape) in Los Cabos, Mexico

      Built in 1890, the abandoned lighthouse signaled ships from 1895 to 1961.  Not much more than a base remains of this lighthouse, the original lens is now installed in a newer lighthouse higher on the beach. 

      The view is spectacular from 500 feet above water, it's surrounded by loose sand for at least a half mile. In addition to the lighthouse it also has the remains of a shipwreck below. Turtles use this beach to lay their eggs.

     It can be approached on foot, ATV or horse.  Go north of town on Highway 19; at Km 2, take a left turn on the dirt road that leads to Cabo Falso.

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