Kaavi Lighthouse

Nav. Sign Number


Nav. Sign Name

Kaavi Lighthouse



Short Description

Red four-sided concrete tower. A wide white horizontal stripe in the middle

Is In Nav. Registry


Open for Visitors





Kaavi, 93239 Saare maakond


57.9822028, 22.1927251

Light Mode

On in the Dark

Year of Construction


Light Characteristics

Fl W 2.5s

Light Visibility Distance

6 miles

Light Height From Ground

16 m

Light Height From Sea

22.7 m

The Kaavi lighthouse is located on the southeast coast of the Sõrve peninsula in Saaremaa, it helps to orientate yourself in the Livonian Gulf.

A 15-meter lighthouse made of stone concrete, four-sided, in the shape of a stem pyramid, was built in 1954 according to a standard project. The body of the lighthouse was painted red from the bottom and top, the middle part white. The light of the acetylene-powered circular sector lantern was located 20 m above sea level, the visibility distance was 9 miles, and the character of the light: Fl W 2.5; 1.0 + 1.5 = 2.5 s. In 1966, the visibility of the light was 6 miles.

1994. In 1996, the lighthouse was repaired and in 1996, this company was equipped with lighting equipment for the EKTA circular sector.

Currently, the lighthouse has remained too low due to the growing forest and needs to be raised to ensure visibility.