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Excellent when it's open, but a warning to those having their heart set on seeing it

My wife and I have visited this lighthouse several times in years past, but not for over a dozen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Setting and Location Make This a Must-See for Lighthouse Enthusiasts.

The lighthouse itself is about average, and its hours are pretty funky (12:30 – 3:30 Sa-M), but it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
West Lafayette, Indiana
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Point Bonita today is part of the largest urban national park in the United States, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A secret jewel of the Bay Area, Point Bonita is still an active lighthouse. The U.S. Coast Guard maintains the lighthouse...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited this lighthouse several times in years past, but not for over a dozen years, and we forgot about the very limited hours it is open. They are currently posted as Sunday and Monday 12:30-3:30 pm, but I see that...More

1  Thank AnnArborMiBob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse itself is about average, and its hours are pretty funky (12:30 – 3:30 Sa-M), but it can also be closed these times due to weather conditions. The good news is that the drive to the lighthouse is amazing, so you can’t be too...More

1  Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We carefully planned our San Francisco trip so that we could visit the lighthouse, which we had planned for years, but we were always there at the wrong time. Now we came there on a Monday, as their official homepage said they would be open...More

1  Thank tirakatz
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The lighthouse is about half an hour drive away from Golden Gate Park or an 1h by public transport. Check in the website or call Marin Headlands Visitor Center before visit, as it is usually open only on Sundays for a few hours. Even if...More

Thank Georgios B
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This is such a great place to visit after a great brunch. Just be sure you check to see that it's open. Lovely and dramatic views, hospitable docents and an interesting history. We had a great time taking pictures and enjoying the beautiful views of...More

Thank emichelleh
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

What a place with multitude of things you can go for a hike, you can see the old barracks, what stupendous views of the Pacific you can even see whale tails if weather is good as you are at such a height. Lighthouse timings are...More

Thank standonin
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Tip: Call the Marin Headlands Visitor Center before making your trip because the opening hours can vary. While various websites will inform you that the Point Bonita Lighthouse is open 3 days a week, it is currently only open on Sundays (12:30 pm to 3:30...More

1  Thank sleeplessinyosemite
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Drove here on a Friday afternoon to find the lighthouse was closed (open on Sat at 12:30p). We walked the trail to the lighthouse thinking it was closed from getting inside of it, but actually you can't even walk up to it. There's a big...More

1  Thank cohoman
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have been to San Fran many many times, but had made a point of wanting to do this on our coastal trip from Oregon. I had it all planned out and we arrived early and waited by the tunnel entrance gate. It wasn't until...More

Thank krisgils33
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Located a few minutes north of the Golden gate Bridge, this is a place with visiting if you want to get a quintessential view of the Bridge and our Bay. The lighthouse is beautiful and has rangers to explain its history. Even the folks who...More

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deborah g
20 March 2017|
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Response from anlof9 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for taking so long to answer! It's steep in one part, but definitely doable at a slow pace. It is paved up to the tunnel entrance, the tunnel has a paved part in the middle with rocks and dirt on the sides (it's kind... More