Big Red Lighthouse

Big Red Lighthouse

For a great view of Big Red, visit Holland State Park, and walk along the boardwalk to the north pier (wheelchair accessible). You can also view Big Red from Mt. Pisgah, where the dune stair case takes you 157 feet above sea level. Holland State Park is at the west end of Ottawa Beach Road on the northside of Holland; Mt. Pisgah is just east, near Third Ave. This three-story building- topped with a gray-shingled roof and square tower is one of the most photographed lights in Michigan. The twin-gabled structure reflects the Dutch influence in the area. Twice a year, the Coast Guard inspects the facility and maintains the light. The light can be seen for 20 miles. The use of a fog signal had been discontinued. The original lens is on display in the Holland Museum. Over the years, "Big Red" has taken on a life of its own, popular with painters, photographers, beach-goers and boaters. There's nothing more relaxing than sitting in the shade of a tree, and watching the river empty into Lake Michigan, while the red sentinel stands guard across the channel.

Holland Harbor Lighthouse

Contact Information

Address

2215 Ottawa Beach Road

Holland State Park View

Holland, MI 49424

Driving Directions

Phone: (616) 394-0000

Location of Big Red Lighthouse

Map of Michigan

Holland Weather

Now
CLOUDY
25°F
CLOUDY, humidity 74%, barometer 30.34,
wind 12 mph SW
Sunday
Cloudy with flurries; very cold
26°F | 18°F
Cloudy with flurries; very cold
Monday
Partly sunny and cold
28°F | 19°F
Partly sunny and cold
Tuesday
Chilly with snow mixing with rain
37°F | 16°F
Chilly with snow mixing with rain
Wednesday
Cloudy; snow showers, breezy and colder
20°F | 7°F
Cloudy; snow showers, breezy and colder
Thursday
Cloudy and very cold with snow at times
15°F | 9°F
Cloudy and very cold with snow at times

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