Due to being a coastal state, Washington has something that not every state can claim, lighthouses. There are tons that you can visit and many are closer than you might imagine. Whether you want a full tour or simply want to look, we have you covered. Here are 10 of the coolest lighthouses you can visit in Washington State.

Discovery Park Lighthouse

 

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You don’t even have to leave the city to visit this one! The Discovery Park Lighthouse is a great excuse to go for a stroll through the park. You can wind down the forested paths to the beach and view the vintage lighthouse in all its glory.

Where: Discovery Park

Alki Point Lighthouse

If you want to stay in the city and want to have a quick and easy lighthouse viewing experience, Alki Point is a great choice. The lighthouse is located on Alki Beach making it an easy visit if you’re already planning on having some beach time.

Where: West Seattle

Mukilteo Lighthouse

 

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The Mukilteo Lighthouse is another great option for folks who don’t want to stray too far from the city. It’s a fully functional lighthouse and there’s even a festival celebrating its existence. Check it out in all its vintage glory.

Where: Mukilteo, WA

Point Wilson Lighthouse

 

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There are many reasons to visit Fort Worden, all of the old military base tunnels that you can explore, and of course a super cool lighthouse. You can see views of Whidbey Island and the North Cascade Mountains from the top. Talk about scenic!

Where: Fort Worden Historical State Park

New Dungeness Lighthouse

 

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For those craving a little time on the Olympic Peninsula you might as well check out the New Dungeness Lighthouse. It was the first lighthouse on theĀ Strait of Juan de Fuca and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. When you arrive at the lighthouse you can climb to the top and enjoy views of theĀ Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Spit, and the Refuge around you.

Where:Ā Sequim, WA

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Lime Kiln Lighthouse

 

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Lime Kiln is worth visiting for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s considered one of the best whale-watching spots on earth. Secondly, it has a beautifulĀ 1919-vintage lighthouse that you’re sure to snap at least a few pictures of.

Where: Lime Kiln Point State Park

Grays Harbor Lighthouse

 

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If you want to check out the interior of a lighthouse, why not head to Washington’s tallest? Grays Harbor provides visitors with a 360-degree view after a 135-step journey to the top of the 107-foot tower. Check out views of Mount Rainier and the surrounding area.

Where: Westport, WA

Point No Point Lighthouse

 

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If there’s a tallest there must be an oldest right? Point No Point is the oldest lighthouse in Puget Sound but these days it’s fully automated. If you visit and find yourself falling in love with the lighthouse you can actually stay at theĀ historic keeperā€™s quarters and be a volunteer lighthouse keeper.

Where:Ā Hansville, WA

Patos Island Lighthouse

If you want an experience that’s a little more exclusive you can head to Patos Island. As the name suggests, the island is only accessible by boat. That being said you can use a water taxi service to visit the island and check out its super cool lighthouse.

Where: Patos Island Marine State Park

Point Robinson Lighthouse

 

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The Point Robinson Lighthouse is tucked away on Maury Island where its been in service since 1885. The property doubles as a conservation area so you can see the vintage lighthouse and check outĀ scenic views of Mount Rainier, Tacoma, and the scenic shoreline of the East Passage.

Where:Ā Vashon, WA

Enjoy these lighthouses in Washington!