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A truly beautiful lighthouse! Open on Wednesday’s or by appointment. Must hike a ways uphill from... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Santa Rosa, California
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beautiful lighthouse

another stunning structure along the coast. Not sure if you visit this lighthouse but the view is... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
James M
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

A truly beautiful lighthouse! Open on Wednesday’s or by appointment. Must hike a ways uphill from the trail but well worth the effort to see such a stunning lighthouse. Had a great tour by the lighthouse keeper!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

another stunning structure along the coast. Not sure if you visit this lighthouse but the view is spectacular

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This is a working lighthouse, so please don’t expect to walk into the lighthouse or out around the point. Having said that, we did visit on a Sunday, so maybe it’s open during the week? You can get a better view elsewhere at the lookout...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Due to its location on the island on can see far over the ocean and some nice views of the island and it's beautiful nature scenery. It was a cool experience for me and enjoyed speaking to the last that lives there and maintains the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JenniferFreitas
Reviewed 22 November 2017

to see from afar or from inside one cannot come to the island without visiting or seeing at a distance this landmark with extraordinary landscape views and scenery

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank drchrysc
Reviewed 15 June 2017

It did not appear that you could enter the light house as someone lives here. However the view of Maia from here and the terraces is spectacular. You can also hike down a well kept path to some old ruins that appeared to me were...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ERDFirefighter
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Awesome lighthouse! It looks like you may be able to drive down, but the road is VERY narrow. It's a bit of a hike, but the views are really great. You can also visit the old whaling station while you are there. We were told...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank superdeluxe23
Reviewed 25 February 2017

For people looking forward to see a light house its a good experience because the view is very nice and you have to walk a bit to the sort of foreland.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank VitorDuro
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Must stop at the belvedere and then walk for a wile. Enjoy the fantastic Ocean and land views. On the way to the lighthouse you can turn to see the former "Whales factory". Attached photo shows the view from stop point.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Arrived to the location by Taxi. The driver kindly waited for us while we walked up to the lighthouse to take photos. This place is somewhere you must visit if you go to Santa Maria.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank luke g
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