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Point Sur State Historic Park

Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Big Sur
Type: Lighthouses, State Parks
Description: This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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London, United Kingdom
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179 reviews 179 reviews
103 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Because it easier to turnout and take in the views and snap a bunch of pics. Incredible landscape, the ocean and if your lucky migrating whales.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Loved the tour! The views from the light station are spectacular and the information given by the docents is fascinating! Be aware, it's a three hour tour and you will walk up that hill! Wasn't bad though and my photos are amazing! I would do it again!

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Take your time in big sur. enjoy the trails, look out over the ocean, look for whales..... Breath deeply

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
31 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It is as good as the hype. Every time you turn. Corner there is another photo opportunity. There are plenty of stopping places along the way to get that all important short. The drive can be frustrating at times with those that chose to drive and take photographs at the same time but it's well worth the time to go... More

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Fremont, California
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1,573 reviews 1,573 reviews
993 attraction reviews
932 helpful votes 932 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a part of the Big Sur spectacular 90 mile drive - a drive we make about once every year. It is a gorgeous drive, with best direction being north to south. The reason for this is that it is easier for the driver to make stops along the way at the turn off areas. (the other way -... More

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Modesto, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great place to go. Great views relaxing. camping clean campgrounds great sunsets miles of different beaches up in down the coast of Big Sur

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles is an amazing road trip. We overnighted in Carmel, Cambria and Santa Barbara and would have booked an extra night in S Barbara in hindsight. The road hugs the rugged coastline for most of the journey which means lots of hairpin bends but a new vista aound each turn. Lots of wildlife to... More

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Chester, New Jersey, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, Point Sur beckoned me to explore! I checked the schedule and returned for the 2pm Saturday tour and was not disappointed. You line up on the west side of rt 1 about a half hour before the start of the tour... You will then get checked in by one of the tour leaders and... More

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Panama City, Florida
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256 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you are trying to decide about this drive, do it. The scenery, even from the road, is breath taking. The state parks or secluded beaches only add the enjoyment. Driving along Hwy 1 in Big Sur is a must. Or if you're up for it, the Big Sur Marathon every April is another amazing way to see the sights.... More

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is a very beautiful Light Station in Big Sur about 25mins south of Carmel. There is only one tour on Saturdays at 10am and they limit the size to 40 people. I think there are only 2 days in which it is open to the public. At the advice of others I arrived at 9:30am and parked outside of... More

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