The Pape Lighthouse (Latvian: Papes bāka) is a lighthouse located on the Latvian coast of the Baltic Sea. I paid a short visit here during my 33 birthday in August 2018.

The lighthouse was built in 1910; in a place of a former lighthouse (which existed since 1887); on the southernmost tip of Latvia's coast to the Baltic Sea. Although this lighthouse doesn't impress as much as Akmenrags lighthouse located close to Pāvilosta, an interesting historical fact is that the lighthouse was known as a boundary beacon - by the border between tsarist Russia and Prussia.

Pape lighthouse

Pape lighthouse

During its early existence (up until the end of World War I), the lighthouse was known as a boundary beacon - as the lighthouse guided ships to the port of Liepāja, on the border of the Russian Empire and Prussia.

The current lighthouse is a tube-like cylinder, supported by a riveting iron construction. Currently, the lighthouse is closed to visitors, although Emilis Melngailis - a famous Latvian composer, stayed overnight during his folklore expedition.

White sand beach near Pape lighthouse

White sand beach near Pape lighthouse

Much better than busy Jūrmala beaches.