Are you a fan of visiting lighthouses? Here are just a few of the local-ish ones around the Seattle area…
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.