The Watwick Beacon in 2007
|Location|| Watwick Point|
|Year first constructed||1970|
|Construction||reinforced concrete tower|
|Tower shape||tapered cylindrical tower with platform|
|Markings / pattern||unpainted tower with rectangular slatted daymark painted black with a white vertical stripe on the range line|
|Height||50 metres (160 ft)|
|Focal height||80 metres (260 ft)|
|Original lens||sealed beam|
|Range||15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)|
|Racon|| Y |
|Managing agent||Milford Haven Port Authority|
Watwick Point Beacon is a leading light, which is a type of lighthouse, located near Dale, Pembrokeshire, in Wales. It is designed to lead ships into Milford Haven in conjunction with the West Blockhouse Point Beacons. It is situated about half a mile to the north-east of West Blockhouse Point.
A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and to serve as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.
Dale is a small village and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales, located on the peninsula which forms the northern side of the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway. The village has 205 inhabitants according to the 2001 census, increasing to 225 at the 2011 Census.
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.
Watwick Point Beacon comprises a circular pinkish-white tower. A large board at the top of the tower contains a vertical black and white daymark. 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi). The height of the tower is 159 feet (48 m) and the light shines out at this height.The mains-powered single-beam light is mounted on a gallery on top of the tower and gives out a flashing white light which is visible for
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