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Point Pinos Lighthouse

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Address: 80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2015
Phone Number: +1 831-648-5716
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Fri - Mon 13:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast.

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The Point Pinos Lighthouse was really exceptional. The grounds are immaculate and the docents were helpful and interesting. Each room of the house offers a bit of information... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
wearestringers
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Orange County, California

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Point Pinos Lighthouse was really exceptional. The grounds are immaculate and the docents were helpful and interesting. Each room of the house offers a bit of information and a window into lighthouse keeper life. It is one of the best coastal museum offerings we've seen.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and historic lighthouse in a very peaceful setting. The furnishings and the history of this lighthouse made this a stop that we would recommend highly.

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Clovis, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Point Pinos is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved lighthouses. It is very easy to access right off the main road and also has a wonderful staff of knowledgeable volunteers to give you the history and make your visit even more memorable. There are a few rooms that have been set up in the style of how they would... More 

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Odessa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a lovely little lighthouse. Nice ocean views. Wonderful sitting area to relax and take in the scenery.

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West Covina, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove, Calif., dates to 1855 and is oldest light on the west coast that’s still in operation. It’s automated, so there’s no lighthouse crew there. Instead volunteer docents share the history of lighthouse with visitors. Though you can’t go up to the light itself, you can take the spiral staircase to the second floor.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse is still in operation! Volunteers did a great job of explaining the history and what still happens at the light house today. Also, a beautiful ocean view and a great view of the Pacific Grove golf course is easily seen. The path around the lighthouse is easily accessible, but inside requires you to climb narrow stairs to really... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was one of the most fascinating lighthouses I have ever visited. It was equipped with furniture from the times, walked up spiral stairway to multiple levels, including the favorite spot (then and now) for whale watching and fantastic gardens. Even though the front was under restoration with scaffoldings throughout, I was happy to see this place. This is right... More 

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ARCADIA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The lighthouse is nicely restored with the lens in place and a few original artifacts. there is a very interesting docent on hand and a nice gift shop.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Not far from Monterey or Asilomar State Beach. The lighthouse is a beautiful, accessible New England style house which still functions as a lighthouse. It's a beautiful, and brief, stop if you're in the area.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is one of the oldest lighthouses on the west coast that is still in operation. It is very quaint and worth a stop - especially if you are staying in Pacific Grove - you can probably walk over for a quick visit.

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