Traveling down the west coast of the Olympic Peninsula, you’ll encounter some magnificent driftwood-strewn beaches. This lighthouse can
be seen from that area. It was originally constructed in 1891 and is now decommissioned. The name, Destruction Island, is fitting as many ships were lost on the rocky shores.
The lighthouse on Destruction Island can be viewed from turnouts along Highway 101 in Olympic National Park. Highway 101 hugs the Pacific Ocean for about 12 miles through
Olympic National Park from Queets to Ruby Beach.
The best viewpoints are 2 miles south of Ruby Beach (be sure and stop to explore this popular scenic beach). You are near Kalaloch Lodge, a beautiful place to stay with a fantastic restaurant on a cliff overlooking the beach. Camping is also available in the area.
The Fresnel lens is now on display at the Westport Maritime Museum.