Parking can be tricky. The Point Robinson Lighthouse park has parking on the upper level. There are two ways to get down to the actual beach. 1. You can park on the upper parking lot and hike down the paved road to the beach and lighthouse or 2. You can walk down the path through the forest to the lighthouse. If it is your first time to Vashon Island, I would suggest taking the path down rather than the road. The main reason is that the way you see the lighthouse coming out of the forest is really cool.
Also, you can drive down the paved road to the beach and drop off elderly or others that have a hard time walking. You cannot park down on the lower lot, just drop-off is allowed.
Hours: Dawn until dusk
Yes. Well kind of. There are port-a-potties located in the upper parking lot.
No. But cell coverage on Verizon and AT&T are pretty good. Not sure about T-Mobile. Please shoot me a note if you have T-Moblie. I am curious about how the coverage is there.
Point Robinson Park Details:
Point Robinson is a 10.0 acre shoreline park and historical and marine conservancy located on the east shore of Maury Island off Point Robinson Road overlooking East Passage. The site has provided fog and lighthouse service for vessels since 1885. The lighthouse has been fully automated since 1978. The Park District owns the upland part of the park; the remainder is on long term lease from the Coast Guard.
The property conserves an extensive sandy beach shoreline that wraps around the point, a saltwater marsh, and upland woodlands. Walking trails and a few picnic tables have been developed along the scenic shoreline providing dramatic views of East Passage, Tacoma, and Mount Rainier, and through the upper wooded slopes.
Tours: Tours are available seasonally. If you are interested in a tour of the Point Robinson Lighthouse, use the contact form below
Gift Shop: There is a
The kind of wildlife you can see at Point Robinson Lighthouse:
Harbor Seal, Harbor Seal, California Sea Lion, California Sea Lion, River Otter
Every once in a while you can see:
Orcas, Gray Whale, Minke Whale, Dall’s Porpoise, Harbor Porpoise, Steller Sea Lion