West Point Lighthouse
Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 429
Prince Edward Island,
The lighthouse fell into disrepair after the keeper was removed in 1963, but the West Point Development Corporation has restored the lighthouse and has added additional buildings. There are overnight accommodations inside the lighthouse tower itself, and more in an attached dwelling. There is also a craft shop next to the lighthouse, and a restaurant.
Tower Height: 69
Height of Focal Plane: 66
Characteristic and Range: Iso W 12s, visible for 12 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Four-sided, pyramidal tower with black and white stripes.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1875
Date Present Tower Built: 1875
Date Automated: 1963
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations, museum, restaurant.
Open To Public? Yes
There is a museum on the site with artifacts and history of Prince Edward Island's lighthouse, with the emphasis on West Point Light.
The lighthouse is located an hour's drive from the Confederation Bridge and 45 minutes from Summerside, on the Lady Slipper Scenic Drive, Route 14, off Route 2.
Nearby Lodging: There are nine guest rooms in the dwelling attached to the lighthouse and in the tower itself. All rooms have private baths. Rooms may be rented individually or with package plans. Call 1-800-764-6854 for reservations.