The lighthouse in Niechorze, 45 meters (147.6 ft.) high, rises above a cliff of 22 meters (72.18 ft.) above sea level and is rated as one of the architecturally most beautiful lighthouses of the Baltic sea. At its top, at a height of 35.7 meters (123 ft.), a lookout platform is available for visitors. In order to reach the platform, 208 stairs must be climbed. From the balcony of the lighthouse, you have a beautiful view over the Baltic Sea and the picturesque landscape around Niechorze. In the topmost part, the „heart“ of the lighthouse is situated a huge lamp, formerly oil-fired, but powered by electricity today. The initial operation of this lamp took place on 1 December 1866. Under normal weather conditions, the beacon has a range of 20 nautical miles, or about 37 kilometers (23 statute miles). In 1945, the lighthouse was severely damaged through acts of war. After the end of the war, the lighthouse was reconstructed and is currently the greatest attraction and a sight worth seeing in the area of Niechorze. At the foot of the cliff from which the lighthouse rises, another interesting structure can be found, a massive concrete belt that protects the coastline from abrasion.