The light continues to watch properly and we will be there to greet you on May 25, 2018. We will be open for public tours each weekend afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. The last tour starts at 3:45 p.m.
The Alki Point Lighthouse is a functioning, fully automated aid-to-navigation on an active US Coast Guard site. The Lighthouse is one of eight lighthouses on or near Puget Sound open to visitors.
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 Cascade Mountains (west). Mount Rainier (south) can be seen on clear days.
US Coast Guard Auxiliarists and US Coast Guard Active Duty personnel are proud to provide public Lighthouse tours on summer weekends. Due to the nature of the site, tours may sometimes either be shortened or canceled on short notice. Any closed dates will be communicated via our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Children under 7 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.