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West Point Lighthouse in Seattle, WA

3801 Discovery Park Blvd Seattle, WA 98199
The West Point Lighthouse in Seattle, Washington is located at 3801 Discovery Park Blvd.

The West Point Lighthouse is located in Discovery which is the largest park in Seattle. It is a working lighthouse and its exterior was restored in 2009-2010.

For those who love lighthouses, this lighthouse is worth the hike. The walk to the point is a fairly easy one. The lighthouse sits on a half-mile stretch of sandy beach at the point. From the point, visitors will be able to see boats, water-life, and other objects out on the water depending on the weather. Even in the rain, the lighthouse is still beautiful.

Construction of the lighthouse began in 1881 when it was decided that there was a need for a fog bell in that area. A cottage was added to accommodate the lighthouse keeper. In 1901 the old fog bell was replaced with a more fuel efficient signal that was run on oil instead of coal. In 1985, the lighthouse became fully automated.

The lighthouse is a must stop when in the Seattle area. Discovery Park has many hiking trails including the trail that leads to the lighthouse. Stop in at the park's visitor center for additional information. Other attractions nearby include the Hiram M. Chitten Locks, Woodland Park Zoo, Salmon Bay Paddle, Commodore Park, the Space Needle, and there are many local restaurants to enjoy.


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