A couple for the collection
I'm lucky. I live by the sea. Have done all my life though in different parts of the country. Right now I'm on the extreme South Coast of England. Just a few miles down the road from here is Dungeness Point, home to two nuclear power stations - and two lighthouses!
Here's the first one. This is known as the "Old" lighthouse though it is in fact the fourth one to stand on the point. Built in 1901 it's redundant now because the shingle around this part of the world drifts dramatically along the shoreline and nowadays, because of that drift, the lighthouse is actually a long way from the sea!! Not a lot of good then!! Today it's a museum and if you're brave enough to climb the 169 steps and then out on to the upper platform, you'll get a very good view of the French coast line.
Panasonic FZ10, f6.5, 1/1000sec and for some reason (like I forgot to change it) ISO100.
S1 IS, 1/318/ f4.5 50 asa, pattern metering, 31mm fl.
This is a photo of Mumbles lighthouse in Swansea, Great Britain.
S1 IS 50 asa, 1/1002, f5.6, pattern metering
This is Morris Island lighthouse, Charleston, USA.