Seattle and Puget Sound Lighthouses:
1280 Engle Road, Coupeville, WA 98239 | 360-240-5584
Located on the western side of Whidbey Island where the Strait of San Juan de Fuca meets Admiralty Inlet, the 80-foot bluffs of Admiralty Head provided ships a turning point for Seattle and the points south. Due to its important location, Admiralty Head became the first location to receive a lighthouse in the Puget Sound area. Although deactivated in 1922, the lighthouse is open year-round for visitors, tours and special events.
3200 Point Place Southwest, Seattle, WA 98116 | 206-841-3519
The Alki Point Lighthouse marks the southern entrance to Seattle's Elliott Bay, and features the familiar architecture of many of the Puget Sound lighthouses, designed by Carl Leick. The lighthouse and grounds are open for tours on weekend afternoons during the summer months only - best to call before planning a visit.
201 Tulalip Street NE, Tacoma, WA 98422 | 253-927-2536
Tacoma's only lighthouse, the Browns Point Lighthouse, sits at the edge of a beautifully maintained park, with the majestic Olympic Mountains as a backdrop. The park is a perfect place to bring a picnic lunch and spread a blanket out on the grassy hill beneath one of the many shade trees. Bring Fido along, too, because this park allows our four-legged friends!
312 73rd Avenue Northeast, Olympia, WA 98506
One of the first Puget Sound lighthouses to be automated, the Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse defines the eastern side of the entrance to Budd Inlet, which leads south to Olympia, the state capital. The lighthouse is surrounded by private property, and the grounds and tower are closed to the public, but you can get a photograph of the lighthouse from the marina.
1567 Westside Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 | 360-902-8844
The Lime Kiln Lighthouse, built in 1914, was the last major light established in Washington. Located in Lime Kiln Point State Park on the western side of San Juan Island, the lighthouse is easily accessible to the public, and the grounds are a terrific place for a picnic lunch. It's also rumored to be the best land-based whale watching spot on the islands.
609 Front Street, Mukilteo, WA 98275 | 425-513-9602
About an hour north of Seattle, the light at Mukilteo still shines brightly. This operational lighthouse has a range of 12 miles and continues to play an important navigational role. The beautifully landscaped grounds also provide a unique location for your special event - yes, you can rent the lighthouse and its grounds for your wedding, military commission, or memorial service.
PO Box 1283, Sequim, WA 98382 | 360-683-6638
Over a century and a half old, the New Dungeness Lighthouse is located at the end of a 6-mile long sandspit north of Sequim, in the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is home to 250 species of birds, forty-one species of land mammals, and eight species of marine mammals. Grab your walking shoes or your boat, though, because you can't drive out to this one!
9009 Point No Point Rd NE, Hansville, WA 98340 | 360-337-5350
The oldest of the Puget Sound lighthouses, Point No Point Light Station is located on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula near the town of Hansville. Until 2006, when the historic Fresnel lens was replaced with an automated one by the US Coast Guard, the lighthouse had been in continuous operation and providing navigational aid since 1879.
3705 SW Pt Robinson Rd, Vashon, WA 98070 | 206-463-9602
Just a short ferry ride away from Seattle, Point Robinson Lighthouse is located on the eastern side of Maury Island - Vashon Island's connecting neighbor. One of the more easily-accessible lighthouses on the Sound, Point Robinson is a must-see when visiting Vashon/Maury Islands, with great views of the Sound from its driftwood-lined beach.
186 Harbor Defense Way, Port Townsend, WA 98362 | 360-385-5520
The Point Wilson Lighthouse was built in 1913 by the Lighthouse Service. At a height of 51 feet, the beacon is the tallest on Puget Sound, marking the west entrance to Admiralty Inlet. It's located in Fort Worden State Park - for you movie buffs, you may recognize the grounds as the place where the 1982 movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" was filmed.
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199 | 206-386-4236
Of the many things that Discovery Park in Seattle has to offer, the West Point Lighthouse is one of the best. From here you can enjoy stunning views of the Puget Sound, sit on the rocks and listen to the water lapping up onto the shore, feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your back as you take in the sailboats and freighters passing by.