VR Panoramas of Lighthouses on the Pacific Coast

The following is a list of lighthouses on the Pacific coasts of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and Baja California.

The lighthouses are listed from north to south, divided by state/province/region.

British Columbia

The Boat Bluff Lighthouse and associated buildings, Sarah Island on the Inside Passage

A small light station on the Seaforth Channel portion of the Inside Passage

The Dryad Point Lighthouse just north of Bella Bella on Campbell Island, from the Inside Passage ferry

Cape Mudge Lighthouse, Quadra Island

Amphitrite Lighthouse at Ucluelet, looking south to the Broken Group Islands

Fisgard Lighthouse, oldest on Canada's west coast, Esquimalt near Victoria

Bastion Square, Victoria, is lined with heritage buildings, also the Trial Island Lighthouse lantern

Atkinson Point Lighthouse from East Beach, near Horseshoe Bay

Above Atkinson Point Lighthouse, near Horseshoe Bay

Prospect Point and the Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park in Vancouver

Brockton Point, with a piper, wedding, and lighthouse, Stanley Park in Vancouver

Other British Columbia lighthouses:
Ivory Island
Estevan Point
Pachena Point
Trial island
Race Rocks


At the foot of the lighthouse on Limekiln Point, San Juan Island in Puget Sound

Point Wilson lighthouse on Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound

Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey on Whidbey Island

The historic lighthouse at Point No Point on the Kitsap Peninsula, Puget Sound

Lighthouse and Whidby Island Ferry at Mukilteo, near Everett

Westport Lighthouse (Grays Harbor Lighthouse), left far inland by coastal accretion

North Head Lighthouse, near Ilwaco on the Long Beach Peninsula

Cape Disappointment, lighthouse and navigation aids at the mouth of the Columbia River

At the foot of the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, Columbia River

Other Washington lighthouses:
West Point
Alki Point
Point Robinson
Browns Point
Dofflemyer Point
Marrowstone Point
Cattle Point
Turn Point
Patos Island
Burrows Island
New Dungeness
Destruction Island
Cape Flattery


The Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria

The retired lightship Columbia and coast guard cutters, docked at the Maritime Museum in Astoria

Yaquina Head Lighthouse, near Newport

Yaquina Head Lighthouse, near Newport

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Cobblestone Cove and Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, at the entrance to Newport harbor

Restored Yaquina Bay Lighthhouse, Newport

Inside the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Newport

In the forest above Heceta Head Lighthouse

The lighthouse-keepers house at Heceta Head

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Cape Creek Bridge and tunnel at Heceta Head

Looking north to Heceta Head

The Umpqua River Lighthouse

Coquille River Lighthouse, Bandon

Coquille River Lighthouse, Bandon

Cape Blanco Lighthouse from the narrow isthmus, near Port Orford

Cape Blanco Lighthouse, westernmost building in the 48 states

At the foot of the lighthouse at Cape Blanco

Other Oregon lighthouses:
Tillamook Rock
Cape Meares
Cape Arago

Northern California

Point Saint George, with the Saint George's Reef Lighthouse off shore, north of Crescent City.

Battery Point Lighthouse is accessible only at low tide

Picturesque Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City

West of the lighthouse on Battery Point, Crescent City.

Crescent City breakwater from Battery Point

A clear and calm evening at Memorial Lighthouse Park in Trinidad

Table Bluff affords a fine view northwards over Humboldt Bay.

The Fisherman Memorial in Eureka, with the relocated Table Bluff Lighthouse.

The old Lighthouse Ranch on Table Bluff north of the mouth of the Eel River.

A clear and calm evening at the Trinidad Lighthouse.

Mal Coombes Park, with the relocated Cape Mendocino Lighthouse

The lighthouse on the rocky shore at Point Cabrillo

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, recently restored

Rain and wind at dusk, the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

Next to the lighthouse at Point Arena

In the Point Arena Lighthouse lantern

Looking West from Point Arena Lighthouse

Looking East from Point Arena Lighthouse

Garden at the Point Arena Lighthouse Museum

Fresnel lens in the Point Arena Lighthouse Museum

Pelicans and lighthouse at Point Arena

Rainwater catchment basin and cistern at Point Reyes Lighthouse

At the top of the stairway down to the lighthouse

Over three hundred steps lead down to the lighthouse

A rest platform part way down the lighthouse stairs

A small museum next to the lighthouse

Point Reyes Lighthouse, and the automatic beacon that replaces it

Point Reyes Lighthouse, 300 feet above the ocean

On the lower cat-walk around the lighthouse tower

Above the former lifeboat station at Point Bonita

Approaching Point Bonita Lighthouse north of the Golden Gate

The suspension bridge to Point Bonita Lighthouse

Next to the Point Bonita Lighthouse

Other Northern California lighthouses:
Punta Gorda
Lime Point
Farallon Islands

Central California

Below the lighthouse on the east end of Alcatraz Island.

A lighthouse stands on top of Fort Point, directly under the Golden Gate Bridge

On Point Orient above East Brother Island and lighthouse

North of Montara Lighthouse

South of Montara Lighthouse

The hostel at Montara Lighthouse

Pigeon Point Lighthouse on the San Mateo Coast.

Whale watching at Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

Point Piños Lighthouse, Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula.

The upstairs room in the Point Piños lighthouse.

Approaching the lightouse on Point Sur

The Point Sur Lighthouse, dating from 1889

Other Central California lighthouses:
Mile Rocks
Angel Island (Point Knox)
East Brother
Roe Island
Yerba Buena Island
Oakland Harbor
Año Nuevo Island
Piedras Blancas
San Luis Obispo (Avila Bay)
Point Conception

Southern and Eastern California

Closest allowed approach to the lighthouse on East Anacapa

Point Vicente as a winter storm approaches, Palos Verdes Peninsula.

The lighthouse, undergong renovation, at Point Fermin, San Pedro.

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego

The prim New England style Old Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego

Fresnel lens from various lightouses on display at Point Loma

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse, built too high and often obscured by clouds, and its replacement close to sea level

Other Southern California lighthouses:
Point Conception
Port Huneme
Los Angeles Harbor
Second Point Loma

Baja California Norte

Tijuana Lighthouse, from Border Field State Park


Looking west from Kilauea Point Lighthouse, Kauai

Looking east from Kilauea Point Lighthouse, Kauai

Moku Ai'ai from the Kilauea Point Lighthouse, Kauai

The lighthouse at Ninini Point, entrance to Nawiliwili Bay, Kauai

The Carthaginian II, a replica square-rigged sailing ship, now a whaling museum, Lahaina, Maui

The old Lahaina Courthouse.

The navigation beacon on Kauhola Point, replacing the classic lighthouse

A heiau and the southernmost campsite in the US, at South Point

The light beacon at Cape Kumukahi, westernmost point in Hawaii

Other Hawaiian lighthouses:
Barbers Point
Kauhola Point

Contact Don Bain: dbain@virtualguidebooks.com