About me

My name is Sarah Kerr and I’m the author of The British Lighthouse Trail: A Regional Guide. Since 2012 I have been on a mission to visit every lighthouse in the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

I live on the north coast of Scotland (with views of Dunnet Head lighthouse flashing at night) having moved from London in 2013. I live with my husband, Bob, who I met on my 2012 lighthouse tour, and our young son and daughter. I was born and brought up on the Isle of Wight and lived in Weymouth and Southampton during my student years.

Since 2018 I have been the Events Coordinator for the Association of Lighthouse Keepers (ALK). ALK membership is open to anyone with an interest in lighthouses.

Favourite things: lighthouses and the coast, writing, cider in the sunshine, discovering new and beautiful places in the UK.

Favourite lighthouse: The more remote the better. Particular favourites are Sule Skerry, Hyskeir, The Needles…The list is endless.

2 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Sarah!

    I love to visit lighthouses in the UK as well!

    I can´t explain why but when I am arriving at a lighthouse, my soul trembles. It is such a powerful place!

    Thanks for your beautiful blog. I will consider your list when planning my next trips!

    Best wishes,


    1. Hi Dani,

      Thanks for your message. It’s always good to hear from likeminded lighthouse fans.

      The list on the site was my original list, which was missing a lot and didn’t include lighthouses on islands. The more comprehensive list that I now work with can be found in my book The British Lighthouse Trail: A Regional Guide. There is a page about the book on this site if you were interested in finding out more.

      Thanks again for your kind comments and for taking the time to get in touch.

      Best wishes,


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