Point Montara Lighthouse, Montara CA is a hostel and a perfect place to go tidepooling and constellation hopping. see hihostels.com (US ~28 per night in 2011) and www.outside-365.b... for more info. Many lighthouses and fire lookouts have been turned into overnight rentables as we use satellites for fire lookout and ships navigation. Photographer unknown.
The lighthouse in Porthcawl on the South Wales coast getting swallowed by the waves. Though many lighthouses today are unmanned, people still need to check on the machinery once in a while, especially the lamps, but in most locations, there’s no need for anyone living in a lighthouse year-round