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Point Sur State Historic Park

Address: Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-625-4419
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Big Sur
Type: Lighthouses, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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Type: Lighthouses, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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Modesto, California
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460 reviews 460 reviews
198 attraction reviews
472 helpful votes 472 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My sister and I visited the Point Sur Lightstation by taking a tour a few days ago. We were very fortunate to have the best day possible for the tour, sunny, clear and warm with no wind. It was a gorgeous day and a wonderful tour. We did not need a reservation for the 1:00 Wednesday tour which is limited... More 

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Olmedo
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stormy waves cliffs blue brown green,wind,it s all there and it was an experience to never forget. You may walk for hours and still not want to go back

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Atlanta
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We drove from San Francisco to LA on Hwy1 just to experience the Big Sur - amazing Nature and the views. Hwy 1 has so many Vista Points that it’s impossible to stop and enjoy every one of them, so we tried to stop at the most impressive ones. It’s fun, “wiggly” road for driver and even more eye-pleasing fun... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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201 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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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135 reviews 135 reviews
31 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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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
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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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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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