There is a reproduction (dating from 1932) of an old type of bascule lighthouse standing near the water.
It has a basket hanging from its top which was lowered and filled with combustible materials and then lifted up using a counterweight.
The light created was visible far out from shore to warn ships off the coastal rocks.
This type of lighthouse was designed in Denmark as early as 1627. The building itself is made of stones from the beach and its construction recalls the beehive huts on Michael Skellig off the southern Irish coast. In addition to the inviting granite slabs offering chances to walk further and further off the mainland, there were other good hiking trails. The restaurant in the park offered a good view of the whole scene from its hilltop location. And the food was tasty too. I can’t forget to add that our weather was perfect again on this day.
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