Happisburgh Lighthouse Open Days

COVID-19 Update – September 2020


The Friends of Happisburgh Lighthouse have taken the decision not to open up the lighthouse for open days or private visits for the foreseeable future.

This has not been an easy decision to reach but we think it important to protect the health and safety of visitors, the local community and our volunteers.

We hope to open up again at Easter 2021 but will review this on an ongoing basis. We will keep you updated on our social media pages and on the website.

Visitors are welcome to walk up to the boundary wall, but please respect the privacy of the adjacent cottages which are privately owned.

In the meantime, thank you for your continued support for Happisburgh Lighthouse, and we hope to be able to welcome you back to the lighthouse once we are able to open again.

If you would like to support us and make a donation to the lighthouse, you can do so via our JustGiving page:

Visit the oldest working lighthouse on the Norfolk Coast and the only independently operated lighthouse in the UK.

The lighthouse is open to the public on occasional Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the summer.

Postcode for SatNav: NR12 0PY

Adults £5;  children (16 and under) £1.  We regret that children under 1 metre in height are not able to climb the 112 steps to the lantern .

We regret that dogs are not allowed in the lighthouse on public open days, though visitors are welcome to wait with them outside. Dogs must be kept on a lead within the lighthouse compound. Both lighthouse cottages are privately owned, so please respect their privacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Become a volunteer

We always welcome new volunteers who would like to help out for a few hours during our busy open days. Please see our volunteering page for more information.

Private visits

Outside these times private visits can be arranged. Please note that private visits are provided by volunteers, so please allow as much notice as possible when arranging an appointment.