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Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse

Lighthouse Point, West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-420-6289
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Unique lighthouse museum and Awesome views

Was wonderfully surprised to find the lighthouse being used to house a surf museum. Tiny little... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Coreen S
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Castle Rock, Washington
cute

Such a cute place. It has limited hours during the week so check schedule. The scenery is just... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Tcard2013
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Turlock, California
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This historic lighthouse, rebuilt in the 1960s, is a great place from which to check out the local surfing culture.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Lighthouse Point, West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was wonderfully surprised to find the lighthouse being used to house a surf museum. Tiny little place, but great area surfing history. If it is cloudy, just wait until noon. The clouds appeared roll away at noon sharp. Great beach spot to the north and...More

Thank Coreen S
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Such a cute place. It has limited hours during the week so check schedule. The scenery is just beautiful and peaceful.

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Loved the lighthouse. Has some great old photos of surfers that I really liked. I purchased two of the VW bug cars with the surfboards on top. Really cute.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Lighthouse wasn't as big as I expected, and you can't go up inside it. A surfing museum is inside, but it was closed on the day we were there. The point is a very nice, comfortable area to walk around, good walkways, good parking...More

Thank Kona W
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because we were told that the monarchs came here during their migration. Normally they are at natural bridges, but they came here because of the rain. We walked through the little woods area and saw thousands of butterflies in the trees! They...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This was the first brick lighthouse that I have seen and really enjoyed it. The twisted cypress trees on the outside added to its character. I was thrilled to see all of the surfing activity in the vicinity and it was a cool Santa Cruz...More

Thank Oceandweller7
Reviewed 16 October 2016

After a day of driving and enjoying the coast, coming back to Santa Cruz, we decided to continue on past our hotel and see surfing above the beach area. We watched them,meanwhile seeing an old lighthouse. It was convertd into a Surfer Museum! Original surfer...More

Thank Kerrista
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The coast in this area is really beautiful. We were pleased to find parking and walking trails. We hope to return.

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Being a Lighthouse nut, I found this one interesting, but it is not one of the historic lighthouses. It has a really interesting use in that it is a Surfing Museum. Small Museum but lots of history about surfing in the area.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

A nice stop on the West Cliff circuit. Even the kids enjoyed looking at the old surf memorabilia. We took some great pictures and then spent some time watching all the surfers below.

Thank yolofam4
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