Full Moon Climb at Cape St. George Lighthouse
The June Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will include light hors d’oeuvres.
The sun will set at 8:42 p.m. and the “Strawberry” moon will rise at 9:10 p.m. on June 17. The June full moon is called the Strawberry moon because strawberry picking season reaches its peak around this time. Full Moon names are attributable to native American tribes, most notably the Algonquin, who named the moons to mark the changing seasons.
After sunset, people without reservations are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for SGLA members.
The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in the lots at either side of the park.
For more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.