"Sunset at a lighthouse near Acadia National Park, on Mount Desert Island, Maine."
"Makapu'u Point is not your normal hike on Oahu. Halfway up the steep path, there's a lookout where I noticed a great view of the lighthouse."
"While traveling in Scotland, some friends and I went to the town of Elie, where we had heard there was a 'modest lighthouse' on the Firth of Forth."
"Lighthouse on the Alaska coastline, taken while on a cruise."
"Sheep grazing near Neist Point Lighthouse, Glendale, Isle of Skye."
"The Cape Neddick ('Nubble') Lighthouse in York, Maine."
"The staircase leading to the observation deck at the St. Augustine, Fla., lighthouse contains 219 stairs and several landings—but it's still worth the climb."
"Strolling the beach along St. Augustine, Fla., I took this picture of the lighthouse between the sand dunes."
"Fisgard Lighthouse in British Columbia."
"South Pier Light, South Haven, Mich."
"The lighthouse at Cape Byron, which is the easternmost point of mainland Australia."
"A jogger on a foggy summer morning near the Fox River Lighthouse, Geneva, Ill."
"A lone lighthouse in the Mediterranean Sea."
"Inside the Yerba Buena Lighthouse, San Francisco."
"Kilauea Lighthouse, Kuai, Hawaii."
"A lighthouse in the Bahamas."
"Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minn."
"Sunset at Diamond Head Lighthouse, Oahu, Hawaii."
"Portland Head Light in Maine, taken while on a late September New England-and-Canada cruise."
"The lighthouse outside my hotel room window, Lake Eerie, NY."
"Heceta Head Lighthouse, as seen from Highway 101, Ore."
"On a hike to the Diamond Head mountain summit, we took in the view of the Waikiki urbanscape facing the sea."
"Point Bonita Lighthouse, Sausalito, Calif."
"Cape Lookout Lighthouse, N.C."
"Ledge Light, New London, Conn."
"The lighthouse at Pigeon Point, south of San Francisco."
"Lighthouse Beach, Kerala, India."
"While taking a boat ride around Capri, we were amazed by the contrast of the lighthouse with the bright blue skies."
"Brockton Point Lighthouse is located along the seawall in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC. A perfect spot to watch the cruise ships head out under the Lions Gate Bridge, it has great views of the North Shore Mountains, too."
"Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is just south of Cocoa Beach, Fla."
"This is an aerial view of our historic Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Penobscot Bay, Rockland, Maine."
"Patos Island Lighthouse, San Juan Islands, Wash."
"Bodie Island Lighthouse, N.C."
"An old lighthouse on the northeast coast of Barbados."
"The gateway to the Upper Peninsula, the "Mighty Mac" bridge, seen with the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, MI."
<i>BT</i> readers shine a light on their favorite beacons around the world, illuminating rocky Maine coastlines (like on Mount Desert Island, above), lone Mediterranean islands, Indian beaches, and everywhere in between.