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Point Pinos Lighthouse

80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2015
+1 831-648-5716
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Enjoyed this small lighthouse

This lighthouse is open with limited hours. We hit it at the right time. The employees are friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
karensSouthernIN
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Southern IN
via mobile
Small but excellent lighthouse - good way to spend an hour

excellent information and knowledgeable guides. the short video tells the story through the eyes of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
10Orchard
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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The oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“limited hours” (12 reviews)
“light house” (18 reviews)
“golf course” (30 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2015
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+1 831-648-5716
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"limited hours"
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"light house"
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"golf course"
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"suggested donation"
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"fresnel lens"
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"coast guard"
in 5 reviews
"great history"
in 7 reviews
"light keeper"
in 4 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 9 reviews
"nice visit"
in 4 reviews
"hours of operation"
in 4 reviews
"point pinos"
in 10 reviews
"nice tour"
in 4 reviews
"knowledgeable volunteers"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"within walking distance"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This lighthouse is open with limited hours. We hit it at the right time. The employees are friendly and this is an interesting piece of history. We stopped after our 17 mile Drive. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank karensSouthernIN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent information and knowledgeable guides. the short video tells the story through the eyes of one of the lighthousekeepers , dont miss it. i did not know that Robert Louis Stevenson had visited Pacific Grove. the location of the lighthouse is beautiful with ample seating...More

Thank 10Orchard
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lighthouse was one of the earliest lighthouses established; it dates back to 1855 and remains the oldest existing lighthouse on the west coast. We became somewhat aquainted with French Fresnel lenses in Cambria (one is on display on Main Street there) and appreciated seeing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location with great views of the ocean. The tour was very informative about the living conditions and uses.

Thank mrskemosabe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I came here to paint and we had a ball. Fabulous location, very pretty lighthouse (limited touring hours though). The public golf course does permit you to wander around the lighthouse if you stay away from the golfing spots, even though the...More

Thank Bart C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice visit to the lighthouse. Interesting for young adults to see the antique forms of communication and way of living. Very informative. It's a short visit but a convenient stop along the beachfront walk from Lover's Point.

Thank L S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location, great little museum. Inexpensive (takes donations). Good history of lighthousekeepers (including women).

Thank juschippers
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

This lighthouse and grounds are the perfect example of what life was like for a lighthouse keeper. The volunteers here know so much history of the area and of the the light keepers and were so friendly. You can walk through the house and up...More

Thank Cowgirlvjs
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is a beautiful spot to visit and learn a bit of nautical history. The self-guided tour is informative and the view is amazing! Enjoy!

Thank Beverly B
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Couldn't see this from the road, there were no signs and it wasn't that easy or obvious to see...for us anyway...!

Thank stonerose5
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