St. Catherine's Lighthouse visitor centre

Located on the picturesque southern tip of the Isle of Wight, St. Catherine's Lighthouse offers tours that overlook the Channel

A light to warn shipping was first established on the Southerly tip of the Isle of Wight in 1323. Today the distinctive octagonal tower of St. Catherine's Lighthouse provides a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel and a guide to vessels approaching the Solent.

Each tour is approximately 40 minutes.

Tours are operated by Andrew Booth, under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.

Admission prices

Adults £5.00
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 2 children)
Additional child £1.00
Child (up to 15 years)

Please note minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower
Concession £4.00
Group bookings (out of hours) £3.00 per child and first two adults free

St Catherine's Lighthouse Visitor Centre only accepts cash payments.

Advance / Group Bookings

Please email in advance for group bookings of ten or more people (see Contact Details above). For groups of less than 10, tickets are purchased on the day, directly from the Visitor Centre.

Please note, Trinity House reserves the right to close for operational reasons at short notice.

St Catherine's is situated at the most southerly point of the Isle of Wight, off the A3055 near Niton.


There is no vehicular access to the lighthouse.