Thinking through this by attempting to distill it to its essence.
"Seeing light" is another way of saying, "photons are striking my eye." That is, in order to see light, photons must strike my retina.
Now, consider a single photon within the beam. In order for my eye to detect it, the photon must change direction and strike my retina.
This could happen if there's matter for the photon to bounce off of. But, in this case, it's traveling through a vacuum, so there is no matter, and the photon will never strike my retina.
Perhaps there's one way this could happen - if the photon passes through a mass' gravity well, veering toward my retina. There could hypothetically be a vacuum surrounding the mass, but in practice the vacuum won't be perfect. But of course, at that point the light is now traveling toward my eye.
So, the answer is "no." Light consists of photons, a photon must strike my eye to be seen, and a photon that strikes my eye is light traveling toward my eye.