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Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Love my lighthouses.

Enjoyed the visit. The gentleman in the gift shop was great. Still need to go to do the lens tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scotia S
En-light-ening!

The lighthouse is a stunning building in a stunning setting and the little history museum is... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2023
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Loved this lighthouse. January 2023, a storm brought tall waves into the lighthouse and damaged the gift shop and took much of the merchandise into the sea. They are in the process of painting the lighthouse and replacing windows.

The assistant keepers house is open to walk through, the keepers house is a B&B. Jo-Ann, the docent, at the assistant keepers house is lovely and so knowledgeable about the lighthouse and the area.

The parking lot is .5 miles away an you need to walk down a hill to get to the lighthouse and keepers houses. Handicap parking is located closer to the lighthouse.

Beautiful walk and lovely

Date of experience: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Take the hike!! It's so worth it! And the gift shop in the lighthouse is so full of goodies. We saw lots of critters, and the lighthouse keepers houses are VRBO's! I'm definitely going to stay there!
Take water or snacks. It's maybe a 2.5 mile hike one way. It's free. And there's a museum perfect for kids education about sea life. I even learned things!

Date of experience: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023

A long walk from the parking lot (unless you have a handicap plaque), but well worth it. An interesting and scenic place with incredible cliffs and ocean views. It is a functioning lighthouse and you can NOT go up into the second story. The museum is on the lower level.

Other buildings are on the historical property too.

Date of experience: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023

It's almost a mile walk from the parking lot to the cliffs and lighthouse, but worth it. I happened to go on a day where a marine layer made it foggy and chilly, so bring a jacket or wear a sweatshirt. The dirt trail is narrow, unimproved, and tight with low branches, so i recommend using the paved road.

Date of experience: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023

There is much to see on this rugged and beautiful coast. The Light Station is quite charming. The first floor is a very nice gift shop operated by volunteers. There are several hiking trails with great ocean views.Look for wildlife. We saw deer. There is a small museum, an aquarium and marine science exhibit and four restored houses that can be booked for vacation rentals. They are the Head Keeper's House, The Assistant Keeper's House and 2 smaller Keeper's cottages. The Light Station is just off Highway One between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. It is an easy half mile walk from the parking lot to the Light Station

Date of experience: June 2023
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