World War II Lookout Tower is 1 mi. w. on CR 606 (Sunset Blvd.) at Sunset Beach. Providing sweeping views, this tall, slender concrete tower was constructed in 1942 as part of Fort Miles. Known as Fire Control Tower No. 23, it took aim for large shore guns by using triangulation. This is the only surviving public example of the 15 towers constructed along the coast from Cape May to Bethany Beach, Del.
Displays show regional and military history along the wooden walkway and throughout the six levels of the tower. The adjacent All Veteran's Memorial, featuring a copper cauldron and eternal brass flames by craftsman Stephen D. Bradway, is a contemplative sculpture dedicated to all veterans.
Note: Full mobility is required to climb the narrow staircase in the tower.