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Seattle and Puget Sound Lighthouses:

Admiralty Head Lighthouse

Admiralty Head Lighthouse

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.

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Alki Point Lighthouse

Alki Point Lighthouse

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.

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Browns Point Lighthouse

Browns Point Lighthouse

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!

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Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse

Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse

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.

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Lime Kiln Lighthouse

Lime Kiln Lighthouse

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.

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Mukilteo Lighthouse

Mukilteo Lighthouse

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.

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New Dungeness Lighthouse

New Dungeness Lighthouse

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!

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Point No Point Lighthouse

Point No Point Lighthouse

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.

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Point Robinson Lighthouse

Point Robinson Lighthouse

3705 SW Pt Robinson Rd, Dockton, WA 98070 | 206-463-1323

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.

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Point Wilson Lighthouse

Point Wilson Lighthouse

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.

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West Point Lighthouse

West Point Lighthouse

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.

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