Berry Head Lighthouse is an active lighthouse. It was originally built in 1906, and was then automated and converted to run on acetylene in 1921, and was modernised in 1994 since then it has run on mains electricity.
The light has a range of 19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi), giving a double white flash every 15 seconds.
Berry Head is reputedly the shortest lighthouse in Great Britain, but also one of the highest, being only 5 metres (16 ft) tall, but 58 metres (190 ft) above mean sea level. It was also said to be the deepest because the optic was originally turned by a weight falling down a 45 metres (148 ft) deep shaft, though an electric motor is now used.
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