Point Vicente Lighthouse

Point Vicente Lighthouse, Rancho Palos Verdes: Hours, Address, Point Vicente Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Point Vicente Lighthouse
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Scott
San Francisco, CA4,546 contributions
Another great lighthouse
Aug. 2021 • Friends
if you are a lighthouse enthusiastic, you must visit the point Vicente lighthouse. Also be sure to stop by the interpretive center for the lighthouse shop. My friend is a major lighthouse fanatic: He spent 30 minutes in the shop buying lighthouse memorabilia.
Written 24 August 2021
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Rachel Lui
Los Angeles, CA451 contributions
Beautiful scenery
Apr. 2021 • Family
A short (around 1.6 miles one way) and easy trail along the shoreside from the lighthouse. Road is paved so it’s good for stroller.
Written 5 April 2021
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MJ-Sid
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA346 contributions
Nice place for an evening stroll
Jul. 2020
Nice park, cool breeze, mature trees provide plenty of shade, no beach access, walking trails with decent views, some cactus and succulent plant gardens. Good place to bring your folding chairs and read a book or two.
Written 28 July 2020
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pasowine
Paso Robles, CA5,371 contributions
Historic LIghthouse but not open to the public
Dec. 2019
We had spent time in the nearby Interpretive Center, which also houses the original 1800's lens from France that was used for many years at the lighthouse. It was a nice easy and beautiful walk to the lighthouse from the Center. However, disappointing that you cannot see it, except from a distance. The area is quite nice though, with some green park shade area with picnic tables - great spot to eat. Wonderful views. Quite a bit of history with this lighthouse.
Written 12 February 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA130,764 contributions
Historic Lighthouse: Pointe Vincente Lighthouse
Dec. 2019
We went to see Pointe Vincente Lighthouse, which was buildt in 1926. Its a beautiful lighouse to see in the Palos Verdes area.
Written 19 December 2019
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permia
Ireland37,267 contributions
Enchanting
Oct. 2019
We arrived at what we regarded as the perfect time to admire the fine construct and its gorgeous surrounding panoramic land and seascapes. Late afternoon as the evening light began fading.

Walking from the Interpretive Centre towards the lighthouse was wonderful. Seeing the ever changing light on the rugged coastline creating varying patterns of hues was inspiring.

It was fascinating to learn that its famous 5 foot Fresnel lens, which was hand ground in France, spent its first 40 years in an Alaskan lighthouse before ending up in Point Vincente in 1926.
Written 27 October 2019
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Grzegorz S
Orebic, Croatia35 contributions
Lighthouse closed but place worth visiting.
Aug. 2019 • Friends
A very nice location to enjoy LA cliffs, sometimes whales or just have a relaxed walk. A little away from both LA and Orange (about 45 min drive) - but very nice and worth going there. Highly recommended if You have 2-3 available hours.
Written 26 August 2019
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BeadedWhimsy
Shelbyville, KY52 contributions
Beautiful, but not open to the public
Aug. 2019
I visited the area last week (August 2019) and others have said there are days the lighthouse is open but we did not see where you could get anywhere close to it. There is a nice park like setting and going around sunset is gorgeous. We found it a great place to dog watch, too! I am a lighthouse fan so I was disappointed to not get to see it closer but I get many beautiful pictures.
Written 8 August 2019
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yazdragonfly
Ft. Lauderdale344 contributions
Beautiful!
May 2019 • Family
This is a must see. It is a lovely park with an incredible view. The day we stopped by was a bit overcast but it didn’t keep us from seeing the beauty of this area. It’s a definite picture stop. Bring a picnic and stay awhile!
Written 10 May 2019
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kumtux
Vancouver, WA532 contributions
Beautiful Lighthouse with Santa Catalina in the Distance
Feb. 2019 • Couples
Its all about the timing! Had been cold and rainy but that morning it cleared with the sun out and the Coast Guard practicing helicopter rescue training! Had a great front row seat of hovering craft lowering and retracting rescuers. This is one of the most dramatic viewpoints on the Southern California coast and it is free! Plenty of parking and an interpretive center right next door with clean restrooms. As an active Coast Guard facility the lighthouse area is fenced off. As it should be, considering the sheer cliffs of Point Vicente.
Written 23 February 2019
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