New Dungeness Lighthouse

The New Dungeness Lighthouse is an important part of local history. It isn’t always in clear view and it’s not easy to get to. It’s at the end of Dungeness Spit, the longest natural sand spit in the U.S. Conquering the spit and exploring the lighthouse means a five mile walk on sand and rock each way, or an approach by water. You can sign up and pay to stay at the lighthouse for a week as a lighthouse keeper. There are chores, like cleaning the public restrooms and watering the lawn, but your rent also includes a roundtrip ride to the lighthouse. 

The lighthouse has been in continuous operation since 1857 and provides navigational aid to ships in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. I’ll post more about the New Dungeness Lighthouse in a week or two. Stay tuned!

4 thoughts on “New Dungeness Lighthouse”

  1. Pay to stay in a lighthouse for a week? Mmm, nice offer, but I think I will pass. I would get claustrophobic. Lighthouses seem to be favorite symbols of many places. There are even favorite old lighthouses on the Great Lakes!

    Thanks for your visits to HDP. I enjoy reading what you have to say.

  2. The building to the right of the lighthouse, above, is the “Keeper’s Quarters,” a three bedroom residence with full kitchen, living room, and a basement with a pool/ping pong table. That shouldn’t be too tough to take!

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