Beacon (disambiguation)

Beacon (disambiguation)

The term beacon can refer to several things:

* Beacon, traditionally a fire lit on a hill to attract attention.
* Electric beacon, a type of beacon used with direction finding equipment to find one's relative location
* Aerodrome beacon, a lighting device which indicates the location of a civilian airport
* Distress radiobeacon, a tracking transmitter that aids in the detection and location of boats, aircraft, and/or persons in distress
* Web beacon, used to track a user's visit of web pages
* Beacon (Facebook), a part of Facebook's Ads system that collects and publishes activities of its users from external websites

Place names

* Beacon, Western Australia

* Beacon Corner, Alberta
* Beaconia, Manitoba
* Beacon Heights (Edmonton)
* Beacon Heights, Ontario
* Beacon Hill North, Ontario
* Beacon Hill South, Ontario
* Beaconwood, Ontario
* Border Beacon, Quebec
* Le Beacon, Quebec
* Beaconsfield, Quebec
* Beacon Hill, Saskatchewan

;United Kingdom
* Barr Beacon, West Midlands
* Beacon, Devon
* Beacon End, Essex
* The Beacon Way
* Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
* The Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
* Dunkery Beacon, Somerset
* Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire
* Worcestershire Beacon

;United States
* Beacon, Iowa
* Beacon, New York
* Beacon Mountain, next to Beacon, New York
* Beacon Falls, Connecticut

* Beacon Valley, the location of the oldest ice in the world, at about 4 million years


*Beacon Communications (publisher), a publisher of weekly newspapers in Rhode Island
*Beacon Communications Corporation, a defunct newspaper publisher in Massachusetts
*Beacon Pictures, formerly "Beacon Communications", an American film production company

Other uses

* The Beacon (The Twilight Zone), the first segment of the eleventh episode of the television series "The New Twilight Zone"

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