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Alki Point Lighthouse Tours

Alki Pt. Lighthouse, built 1913

Alki Point Lighthouse tour season begins Sunday, May 26, 2024. The lighthouse and grounds are open for public tours most Sunday afternoons between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. 

Note: there will be no tours and the site will
not be open to the public on June 16, 2024.

The Alki Point Lighthouse is a functioning, fully automated aid-to-navigation on an active US Coast Guard site.  

Located near Alki Beach in the West Seattle neighborhood, you can see the West Point Light Station in Discovery Park (north), Puget Sound vessel traffic and the Olympic Mountains (west). Mount Rainier (south) can be seen on clear days.

US Coast Guard Auxiliarists are proud to provide public Lighthouse tours on summer dates. Due to the nature of the site, tours may sometimes either be shortened or canceled on short notice. Any closed dates will be listed on this page and also communicated via our Facebook page.

First visitors enter the site at 1 p.m. Last tour begins at 3:45. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary plans to provide tours every Sunday afternoon during the summer season through Labor Day weekend, pending availability of sufficient volunteer staffing. Any tour updates will be published on Friday each week on this Facebook page:

Requests for U.S. Lighthouse Society "passport stamps" for our lighthouse may be sent via email during our off season. There is no charge for this service. Please be sure to include your mailing address. During our summer season, we're happy to stamp your passport at the lighthouse when you come for a tour.

Questions can be emailed to:

Address: 3201 Alki Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Hours: First visitors enter the site at 1 p.m. and the last group enters the site at 3:45 p.m. on each of the days we are open for tours. No reservations are needed. 
Admission: Free
Access: No wheelchair access. Narrow concrete pathways and uneven surfaces.
Pets: No pets on the grounds please. 
Restroom: No. Public restrooms are located on Alki Beach.
Note: Children under 6 may go to the landing immediately below the ships ladder but not to the very top of the lighthouse.
The final metal spiral ships ladder to the top is steep and requires two hands to climb.
Parking: Small public parking lot directly in front of the site. On street parking can generally be found nearby.
 Contact: Please contact the Alki Lighthouse Tours Project Officer at if you have any questions.

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