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Point Pinos Lighthouse

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Dropped by and was pleasantly surprised

It has very limited hours, but it has a great little tour. Volunteers do a great job and you learn... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Subguy81
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San Jose, California
Take the time to tour thiis lighthouse.

This is a self-guided tour but there were two very knowledgeable docents there to give you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
J6129RGjanea
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Lindsay, California
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The oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast.
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2015
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It has very limited hours, but it has a great little tour. Volunteers do a great job and you learn about the light, optics and the history of the lighthouse keepers. I really liked it, easy access, great view and not a tall climb. Nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Subguy81
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never toured this when open. I went to take sunset photos when it was officially closed. a few parking places out front. This front green this actually part of the local golf course. If you follow the property line around to the front, 100...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amigo K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a self-guided tour but there were two very knowledgeable docents there to give you information and to answer questions. We went early when it first opened and could enjoy the tour without it being too crowded. They have a short video (about 8...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J6129RGjanea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to walk to. Interesting to visit. Great location and history. From here it's just a short walk to the beach.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to tons of lighthouses, we skipped the museum, so we cannot comment on that. The grounds are nice, the views lovely. There's a cute little gift shop, too, if you want a postcard.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eliz375
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Playing golf at Pacific Grove Municipal Course and a wonderful Lighthouse is on the back nine. Built in 1855, it is the oldest continuously operated lighthouse on the west coast. It even has its original lens. Beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oh_Johnny_Oh
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We walked up the coastal path from the Wharf area, on a warm, sunny, October day, taking in the ocean views along the rugged coastline. We eventually made it to the Lighthouse. Wonderful to see, standing in real nice surroundings. Unfortunately for us, it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CharleyNottinghamUK
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The old lighthouse is neat, the fog horn will scare you to death on a foggy day, beautiful views of the ocean and the golf links

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank N569BMsteveg
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Limited hours, suggest Thursday when there is not a crowd. Check schedule of hours of operation, as they change throughout the year. Beautiful grounds that are well kept and docents are very knowledgeable about the history. 8 minute video give you a thumbnail history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Randy6272
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Small venue with historical artifacts contained therein. By the looks of it, the area can be used for weddings and other events. Located on a beautiful stretch of Asilomar State Beach. Very serene surroundings, with an adjacent golf course.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ronald W
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Lynnrhonda
7 September 2018|
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Response from juschippers | Reviewed this property |
If you check the website for Point Pinos, it will tell you the exact hours they are open. I don't remember exactly, but they were closed a few days of the week. Please check the website for their hours. It is also free... More
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