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Morning Lighthouse Tour

We toured the lighthouse at the end of June 2018. First stop was at an old hotel just up from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful guided tour, along with a history lesson

Tours are not available every day, so make sure you check the schedule. Planning is very well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary H
Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured the lighthouse at the end of June 2018. First stop was at an old hotel just up from the lighthouse. While waiting for tour to begin, we walked around back and saw the elephant seals on the beach. Next we drove to lighthouse...More

1  Thank soccerrefmichigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tours are not available every day, so make sure you check the schedule. Planning is very well worth the time and effort, however. You will learn about lighthouse practices, history, and technology, along with an ecology lesson about this stretch of California coastline. In addition,...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was about two hours and walked the whole time. Very easy trails to walk on and the volunteer tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. There is a stop where they offer binoculars to look out to sea but it was a little overcast...More

2  Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Nice way to learn the history of the light house, Spent a couple of hours there wondering around the area they had a open house one day and decided to go check it out. awesome views of the ocean you can see many seals high...More

Thank nancyzalzalah
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The tour exceeded our expectations. Volunteer staff keep this place up for the Bureau of Land Management. This is a fun and informative tour. Helpful Hint: the whole tour takes about 2 hours. There is a gift shop on site, they sell water. There is...More

Thank SledMan
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

What a lovely two hours spent with Roger and Kathy our tour guides. We met at the old motel and caravaned in our cars to the lighthouse. It was great to hear about them plants and sea life and see the old lighthouse. I hope...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The Piedras Blancas Lighthouse is a great tour to take. Be sure to check for tour dates and times. You cannot just drop in. The tours meet at a hotel up the road from the lighthouse. It is a little troublesome but worth it. The...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Great tour of the lighthouse and the surrounding land. Knowledgeable docent provided a great history of the lighthouse and the restoration process that is going on. Great views of the ocean and coast while walking the property. Very informative!

Thank jerjon
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We were given a tour by Sharon and learned about identifying lighthouses, the different lights that had been used and the general history of this lighthouse in particular. She took us on a short walk around and had binoculars to look at the birds and...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Three way winner, the tour of the lighthouse and it's history, the beautiful grounds with wonderful seascapes and the sea life . We saw two whales and lots of seals and sea lions. Well organized and well worth the $10.00. Easy walk for any age....More

Thank Rob R
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Response from Beach-Nana93402 | Reviewed this property |
They offer tours every day except Sunday & Wednesday. No reservations required. Visitors meet at 9:45 a.m. at the former Piedras Blancas Motel located 1.5 miles north of the light station on Highway 1. See their website for... More
30 January 2016|
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