Admiralty Head Lighthouse

Admiralty Head Lighthouse

Located at Fort Casey State Park near Coupeville on Whidbey Island.
Swiftsure Lightship

Swiftsure Lightship

Lightships could go where lighthouses couldn't. This historic lightship is being restored in Seattle.
West Point Lighthouse

West Point Lighthouse

Just 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, this lighthouse is part of popular Discovery Park.
Turn Point Lighthouse

Turn Point Lighthouse

Part of the San Juan Islands National Monument, this Stuart Island lighthouse is where scientists study migrating orcas.
Point No Point Lighthouse

Point No Point Lighthouse

The oldest lighthouse on the Puget Sound, this Kitsap Peninsula beacon has been in operation since 1879.
Patos Island Lighthouse

Patos Island Lighthouse

For early ship captains sailing the San Juan Islands, the light flashed red. Now it flashes white. (photo by Linda Hudson)
North Head Lighthouse

North Head Lighthouse

This Ilwaco lighthouse kept ships from meeting their demise in the "Graveyard of the Pacific."
New Dungeness Lighthouse

New Dungeness Lighthouse

Getting to this lighthouse near Sequim is half the fun. Walk or kayak six miles in a National Wildlife Refuge. (photo by Chad Kaiser)
Lime Kiln Point

Lime Kiln Point

One of the best places in the San Juan Islands to view Orcas.
Grays Harbor Lighthouse

Grays Harbor Lighthouse

At 107 feet high, this Westport lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Washington.
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Built to help seagoing vessels avoid becoming a victim of the Graveyard of the Pacific.
Browns Point Lighthouse

Browns Point Lighthouse

Stay in this Tacoma lighthouse and be a keeper for a week.
Mukilteo Lighthouse

Mukilteo Lighthouse

Standing tall next to the ferry terminal, Mukilteo Lighthouse gets its own festival every year.
Point Robinson Lighthouse

Point Robinson Lighthouse

This Maury Island lighthouse was featured in a children's Christmas story by Berkeley Breathed called The Red Ranger Came Calling.

Why Washington lighthouses matter – the story of Admiralty Head

 

Washington lighthouses continue to play a vital role in guiding ships along the state’s harbors and coastline. And they remain important symbols of the Northwest’s maritime heritage.

These coastal treasures draw thousands of visitors, history buffs, storytellers and artists every year. That’s why they are worth preserving for generations to come.

Hundreds of enthusiasts and community volunteers give generously of their time and money to preserve, protect and sustain these fragile landmarks. We know not everyone can do that. However, there is one simple thing you can do to help Keep Washington Shining:

Purchase a Washington Lighthouse License Plate

Proceeds from the sales of license plates fund restoration projects, community education efforts and volunteer training, all under the umbrella of Lighthouse Environmental Programs.