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Point Sur State Historic Park

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Address: Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-625-4419
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Description: This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.

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Mist on the horizon.

Let someone else do the driving while you soak up the wonderful, magical scenery. The mist on the horizon added to the spectacular view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Let someone else do the driving while you soak up the wonderful, magical scenery. The mist on the horizon added to the spectacular view.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is probably the best lighthouse to visit in California. The volunteer group who is restoring the lighthouse and associated buildings are doing a fabulous job. The docents were professional and excellent. The walk up the steep road is manageable because the tour stops often on the way up for a brief talk, which is not only informative but also... More 

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Tours are only given at selected times and its worth making it to the gate for one of the tours. A hike up the hill to the lighthouse and the keepers house and grounds is worth all the effort. We were here on a clear day and the views were just spectacular. A lot of other buildings to look at... More 

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Perth Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Another one off the Bucket list. Driving a Mustang Convertible from LA to San Fran through the Big Sur. Life doesn't get much better, great car, even better scenery on 4th of July weekend.

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Province of Cagliari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Located south of Big Sur, wonderful scenery. The tour takes roughly 3 hours. Limited space, try to arrive early, at least half an hour before the schedule (if gate is closed... come again). Up the hill it may be windy, dress in layers. Before going, check their website: http://www.pointsur.org

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Bass River, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Words can not express how incredible Big Sur is.....it has to be on ones' bucket list!!! The color of the water was so beautiful that it almost looked fake. As we looked down, we noticed that someone had made some heart shaped designs on the sand- it just made it that much more magical.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Big sur was a highlight of our trip, we kept saying we need to keep going and not stop but ended up stopping at every lay by, we saw yellow belly marmuts , hump back whales and lizards all within a one hour stretch. On top of this there are elephant seals and beautiful landscapes, waterfalls and trees everywhere. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place is gloriously raw and beautiful, but hey, I saw two sea otters just hanging out watching the sun go down. I didnt care about much else. :D

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Fairbury, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Big rocky mountain with lighthouse on top is part of the Big Sur drive we took and approximately 20 miles South of Carmel. We drove South to McWay Falls and then back to Carmel for walking and shopping Beautiful views and if you are heading South there are viewing pulloffs to the right

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Burke, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There are no bad views for miles, and any rating under 4 is a mere slip on the tablet. I love Big Sur and could retire amongst its beauty.

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