Lighthouse residents can look across a deep-blue body of water – the Strait of Juan de Fuca is the wide waterway stretching from the Pacific Ocean on the west to the San Juan Islands on the east, with Vancouver Island to the north and the Olympic Peninsula to the south.
The Lighthouse bluff is swathed in stands of 150-foot-high giant firs and cedars with a diverse flora and fauna. Bald eagles and herons nesting close by in the tree tops, grazing white tail deer and a place where the crystal-clear azure blue waters are home to pods of orca whales, humpbacks, greys, sea otters, sea lions, harbour seals, several species of dolphins and porpoises all which travel the Straight of Juan de Fuca. All five species of salmon thrive in the water below Lighthouse. Halibut and lingcod highlight the variety of bottom species fished off shore along with cutthroat trout in the local streams. The sloping, sandy bottom is covered with an amazing array of marine life.