Coastal landscapes wouldn't be the same without that familiar beacon of safety — the lighthouse.
Most ships today have sophisticated GPS tracking systems to navigate choppy waters around the shoreline, making lighthouses less essential than they once were. But as tourist attractions and romantic reminders of the seafaring adventures of yesteryear, they are irreplaceable.
Dotted around North America’s two great coasts, and on inlets and rocky outposts across Canada and the United States, gorgeous lighthouses welcome visitors from across the world.
These are the best in North America.