This Map Shows You Where To Find The Most Picturesque Lighthouses In Alaska
With 6,640 miles of it, Alaska has the most coastline of any state in the Union. People who live near the ocean live on the water as much as on the land. Those brave souls who face the ocean everyday need someone watching the rocky shores to keep them safe from harm. Lighthouses dot Alaska’s coastline and are picturesque places to visit and remember those who helped guard fisherman and travelers from smashing on the rocks. Here is a map of lighthouses to visit in Alaska. Some are far from the beaten path, but beautiful to see if you ever get the chance.
Interactive Map to Lighthouses of Alaska!
1. Eldred Rock Lighthouse, Lynn Canal, Haines
Eldred Rock Lighthouse is visible from cruise ships and ferries that pass through Lynn Canal to and from Haines and Skagway. Private charters can also be arranged to fully explore the lighthouse in this beautiful coastal area.
2. Point Retreat Lighthouse, northern tip of Admiralty Island
Point Retreat Lighthouse is located at the northern tip of Admiralty Island in southeastern Alaska, United States. It provides aid in navigation through the Lynn Canal. The lighthouse can be viewed from the Gustavus Ferry, which operates between Auke Bay (Juneau) and Glacier Bay National Park.
3. Guard Island Lighthouse, Tongass Narrows in Clarence Strait, near Ketchikan
Take a day cruise from Ketchikan to see this historic lighthouse. With soaring eagles and leaping whales, this is a trip you'll never forget.
4. Sentinel Island Lighthouse, Off the Lynn Canal, Juneau
Owned by the Gastineau Channel Historical Society, this lighthouse dates back to 1902 and is situated on the north end of Sentinel Island and features an art deco lighthouse, shop, boat house, dock, and tramway. Best of all, if you make arrangements you can stay overnight in this lighthouse!
5. Rockwell Lighthouse, 1315 Halibut Point Rd, Sitka
The Rockwell Lighthouse in Sitka is privately built, but it can be rented to stay in for a few days. You can see it easily from water nearby or from the Sitka bridge.
6. Land's End Resort, 4786 Homer Spit Road, Homer
The only actual working lighthouse in Homer sits atop the Land's End Resort on the end of the Homer Spit still shows boats the way when the seas are stormy.
7. The Salty Dog Saloon, 4380 Homer Spit Rd, Homer
The saloon is housed in a building dating from 1897 that has had many incarnations over the years. Currently a popular saloon on the Homer Spit, the lighthouse was never functional but actually was built to house a water tank.
8. Lighthouse Village Cabins, 1477 Bay Ave, Homer
Please note, Lighthouse Village Cabins has permanently closed.
To the right of Starvin Marvin's Pizza in Homer is a faux lighthouse, constructed to be a hotel with a view of the Kachemak Bay. Stay at the Lighthouse Cabin Hotel in Homer, Alaska for the vacation of a lifetime.
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